Mamavation Monday: 187

August 16, 2011
Well, I lost a pound this week. I guess the spin classes are paying off especially since it's *that* week and I probably gained 5lbs just in water weight. Also despite recovering from road food and a family reunion last weekend while the rest of you were at Blogher (mild jealousy).
Overall, I'm not too upset. Being an overachiever I want to see that 2lb/week loss, but I know that is unrealistic. I'm still being careful of my back and not overdoing anything, which sometimes means not pushing myself as hard as I could. I've noticed that in spin class after a certain level of exertion my body thinks I'm having an anxiety attack, but I just slow down and concentrate on breathing until I try again. Getting through the mental barriers is so much harder than the physical ones.
The Hunk and I are spinning 3x/week and light weights in between. I'm exhausted most days. My muscles are definitely confused, as in "What the hell!?! You haven't used me in 10 years and now you want me to work?!??" type of confused.
I finally earned my gym rat Foursquare badge :-). I've been able to be consistent because I've been unemployed and my daughter was with her dad. This week I go back to work, school started, and so did soccer practice. I'm hoping I can keep it up. Taking care of myself is the first thing to go when our school -year schedule starts getting full.



9 comments:

  1. Go, momma, go! It's hard to change when your muscles don't want to ;)

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  2. Thanks, it's definitely a process. I haven't been this consistent *ever*

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  3. Good luck keeping up that gym rat status with everything else starting up again.  You are a priority, make that time for yourself as best as you can.

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  4. As soon as I get a medical clear from my back fusion (listen to your back) my muscles will be thinking the same as yours, haha. I'll have to come back & ask.you for advice.
    Congrats for your constancy & weight loss!

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  5. Way to go on the weight loss this week! And yay for consistency! It will become a habit and then you won't even think about it - you're body will just DO IT. Keep it up!

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  6. I know! I have a vaycay coming up soon and all I can think about is "No gym for over a week! I better pack walking shoes!" I'm at the point where I want it every other day even though I don't really want to go -- is that normal?

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  7. I've been trying to figure out what your surgery is for, I didn't want to be nosy over twitter. I am doing my best to avoid surgery! So far the advice has been to stretch and lose weight. Definitely take it easy when you start and you already know to listen to your back! I hope everything goes well for you.

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  8. Thank you for the encouragement. Time management at home is not one of my better skills.

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  9. Katrina - @craftsbykatieAugust 20, 2011 8:19 PM

    Ahh yes...the muscle confusion. I've experienced that and after a couple of months of not doing a dang thing, they're about to get confused all over again. Remember, if you need support, we're all here for you. Congrats on your loss this week!

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