Shawna – On My Weigh – week 3

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Well another week is over. I wish I could say it was a good week, but it really wasn’t. Easter arrived and I promised myself that I would be good. I was, but then I went and had seconds. Now, while I didn’t choose seconds of everything that was cooked, I picked only 2 of the food items, I still ate alot more than I have been.  I’m not even sure why. On my weightloss challenge that I joined, I AM allowed a free meal once per week. So I just told myself that Easter was my free meal, but I still felt like shit for doing it. I’ve been doing so good. Decided to step on the scale on Monday and that Easter dinner cost me a couple pounds. A couple extra pounds I was now going to have to work off to get myself back to where I was before Easter. Why do I do this to myself????

I wish I could say I did awesome at the gym this week, but I have been battling fatigue for a couple months now.  I went to the gym twice to see my trainer. But I was very tempted to cancel on him because of the fatigue, but I didn’t.  I still went. And when I WAS there…I feel like I DID rock it! Well…as much as a 278 pound woman can. But emotionally it sucked.  My trainer says I’m getting stronger but some days I don’t feel like I am. Triathlons are going to be starting up soon…49 days left until our very first one!!!  I’m scared to try to run outside. So far I’ve just been doing the elliptical. I was diagnosed with arthritis in my knees a year ago and the pain has been pretty minimal but I’m worried that as soon as I start running on the concrete, I’ll flare up the pain.  Maybe I’ll give it another week or 2 of working out with my trainer to get a bit more stronger…

I wish I could say I love working out.  I’m not quite there yet. I would love to be a gym addict! I didn’t do too much as far as extra workouts go this week. I have been battling some major fatigue the past month or so.  So on days when I don’t see my trainer, I tend to nap. My job requires me to be as alert as I can be so yes, I sleep alot!

I did, however, get a compliment on Tuesday.  A lady was changing and told me that she saw me working out while she was in the pool and she told me to keep it up…I shall try!  I have come too far now to quit. I don’t want to ever “restart” again. It’s too hard. One of the works outs we do is stairs. They suck, but in a funny way, they’re kind of my favorite workout.  The reason is because I can kind of judge my strength with this particular workout. I feel like I AM a bit faster on them! And it’s feeling good. I’m still very winded when I do them, and sometimes it makes me wonder if I AM getting stronger…I always wonder “do people who are in physical shape still get this winded when they do the stairs?”  Guess I’ll find out soon enough!

I’m starting this new week off by going to the gym and trying out a spin cycle class.  I figure, I should likely try to get better on the bike before triathlon season is upon us.  If I don’t do spin cycle, I will likely swim laps…

Here’s to a better week this week…final week of my weightloss challenge.  Last weigh in is this Friday! I can’t remember when they will post the winners but hopefully they don’t make us wait too long.

Stay healthy!

Shawna