Weekly Weight: 219.2 Lbs
This week was an interesting week for me. I worked hard on getting up early and actually managed to get up early. Familiarity did not make getting up early any easier. At no time did my body really accept that I was getting up early. Each day, it tried to talk me out of it. On some mornings I was able to do an early morning workout with my You Tube Video Workouts, on others I went for a super early morning walk.
While I know I need toe workouts so that I can target all my body, I really preferred the walking. I think part of it was not having to face an enthusiastic instructor. I’m pretty sure that in order to be a fitness instructor, you have to have a positive go team go kind of attitude. I get that and normally its not too much of a problem. I just find it difficult to face in the mornings.
I much prefer walking with my music in the mornings. Actually what was interesting is that I thought it would be an early morning kind of slowly wake up affair. I’d play gentle music maybe something from my classics collection, Vivaldi maybe or even Mozart, maybe listen to a podcast or the news on the radio.
Nope. I found myself gravitating to Metallica, Rage Against the Machine and Nine Inch Nails.
I don’t know if I’m really cut out for quiet Zen. Or perhaps it was dark and I was awake so the back of my brain just decided that there was no way this was an early morning workout, because I would not do such a thing to it, so it must be a late night party instead and gravitated towards the most appropriate play lists.
I have to say it was kind of nice. I have been listening to more classical music lately, mostly because I find it easier to work with music that doesn’t have lyrics. While RATM is often my Friday Face mask Music I haven’t listened to some of the other albums I played on my mornings this week in a while. It was nice to hear them again.
But music aside, I did manage to get in my morning exercise, which sadly means that the earlier wake up is kind of the way I need to move forward. Despite not really liking it, I had no skipped workouts because of time this week. Getting them in and knocked out early before I start my day is really the best thing for me.
This was not the outcome I was hoping for. I was hoping I would find there was no change in how many workouts were skipped and I could decide this idea was not for me. But alas my darlings it was not. So for the next wile I will be getting up early where I want to or not and using that extra time to do my workouts. The only thing I have to watch is the sleepy snacking. While I’m not a big snacker, this week I started gravitating towards the snacks. It wasn’t bad, mostly because we don’t have anything really bad in the house. I had a hand full of peanuts here a slice of cheese there. The issue is that I wasn’t snacking because I was hungry but because I was sleepy. It is something I will have to monitor and keep track of moving forward.
Over all though, despite my wining it was a pretty good workout week.
The stats: Starting Weight: 246.0 lbs
Last week’s weight: 220.0 lbs
This week’s Weight: 219.2 lbs
Lost this week 0.8 lbs
Lost in total thus far: 26.8 lbs
It is a little shy of my one pound per week goal, but not terribly short. I’m going to blame the snacking for part of it. Also dinner was a little salt heavy which tends to throw the next morning off. Either way I am pleased that my journey continues and my weight continues decreasing one sliver at a time. And now, it is on with the day! I hope you have a fantastic one, my darlings.