This week the weight loss continues so I am thrilled to see the numbers decreasing again. That is always a good feeling on a Friday morning. So I am pleased with the results.
Because my walks on the walking trail were adding far too much sun on my skin for my liking, I decided to expand my gym time. Instead of going just three times a week I made it to the gym all five days this work week. I did my regular weight training only on the three days and then just used the treadmill only on the days between.
While the exercise paid off I computed my schedule without thinking about the fact that it is apparently construction season. I’m guessing that in addition to the projects that were already scheduled for this summer, they are trying to catch up on projects they had to postpone last summer. I say that like I think there is one person doing projects, however it seems there are quite a fe private entities joining the public construction frenzy.
Roads are being repaired, buildings renovated and even an entirely new subdivision is being installed. I think the airport is even expanding. It looks like the shipping rather than the passenger’s section,. but it still counts as expansion.
All of which means that my typically eighteen minute drive to the gym tends to be anything but eighteen minutes. I spent this week trying to figure out different routes and driving times. I think I might have found the combination that will ease the drive time down so it doesn’t swallow as large a chunk of my day as planned. Yesterday I ended up with a forty five minute drive each way which was the worst for the week.
But hopefully next week I can get out of the house a little earlier and at least beat construction one way and then use the shortest rout possible back, which should help keep things in check.
You know, when I started working out and began my weightloss journey I thought that controlling my cravings and convincing my body to actually do the workouts would be the hardest part. Honestly time has proven to be the biggest consideration. I don’t know how many of those reading this and following along are on their own journey to a healthier self, but if you are, take a few moments to think about time when putting together your plan. Trust me, you will thank me later.
Luckily most of the construction near me looks set to be complete by the end of August, so it is a temporary inconvenience. And i greatly appreciate you letting me whine about it a bit. I’ll let it go, I just had to vent for a minute. Now I feel better.
So, To the Stats!
Starting Weight: 246.0 lbs
Last week’s weight: 221.2 lbs
This week’s weight: 219.6 lbs
This week’s loss: 1.6 lbs
Lost thus far: 26.4 lbs
Over all i am quite pleased with my week. This is the second week in a row where I have surpassed my one pound a week goal, so i am absolutely thrilled with the results.Hopefully I can continue in this track and by the time the weather changes in the fall I can do a mighty purge of the closet as I change the wardrobe over for the seasons. While I am hoping it will lead to a fall/winter shopping spree, and I do have my eye on several items, I also have a drawer of clothing Items I loved, are still in good condition, but no longer fit me. I am hoping that by the time the seasons change, I can open the drawer and shop that stash before I actually purchase anything new. while regular shopping is exciting, I think being able to pull something from that drawer might actually be more exciting for me.
Plus it frees up space, reuses existing items, and saves money. And if I save money I can put it towards a new pair of heels. Or really any new pair of shoes that aren’t actually sneakers for working out. Wouldn’t that be nice?