Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bursting Into Summer Week 4

Burst Into Summer Challenge

Well here we are in week 4 and I'm still not taking full advantage of the tools in front of me to lose weight, but at least I didn't gain this week! That's my silver lining of the week!

Last week: 196.0
This week: 196.0

I have been able to get through all of Week 1 of the Shrinking Jeans bootcamp and I did Week 1 Day 1 Monday night. The plan is to do Day 2 tonight. My quads starting cramping up pretty bad during the last couple of sprints Monday night so I shortened them to only about 15 seconds but the rest of them were right around 30 seconds. I spent a lot of time stretching and still felt really tight so I went ahead and used my Arctic Ease. That seemed to help cuz yesterday my quads felt pretty good.

As for the challenge this week, I did ok, but I did NOT make it the full week without fast food. I was craving ice cream one night so I went to Braums and got some! It was yummy and I didn't feel guilty about it....although looking at the scale this morning maybe I should have. lol! I also left the house forgetting to eat lunch one day so I stopped and got some since I knew it would be several hours before I could eat again. Overall, although I wasn't completely fast food free I didn't do too badly. There was only 1 day this past week that I went much over my calorie count and that was Sunday when we had our big family "eat out"! That is the day that I don't really think much about the calories. I just enjoy not having to cook and having someone else serve me and clean up after me! Ah...the little things that matter, ya know??

This week's challenge is to get 7+ hours of sleep. I have to say that I am glad that this one is up next. I have been sorely lacking in this area, staying up far too late just to get a little "me" time. So starting tonight I intend to get my sleep! So if you see me online after 1 a.m. send me to bed, k??

So for this week, I am going to continue working on getting my fruits and veggies in (I've been lacking here and I know it is hurting me) and continue doing boot camp. I know it is good for me, cuz it hurts!! You've heard the phrase "what doesn't kill me will make me stronger", right? Well that is my mantra this month! I'm also going to continue tracking my food in My Fitness Pal cuz it seems to be helping me to monitor those stupid cravings that come along when I'm bored or frustrated. I'm using My Fitness Pal because it is easy to log my food into my phone app. If you are on My Fitness Pal and want to be my friend, go ahead and "friend" me!

This weekend I got to sign up for the Komen 3 Day Walk for the Cure that will be in November here in Dallas, so I will start doing my training walks for that this week too. Unfortunately, all my outside exercising has to be done late at night because of the heat so I need to wait and do it when it is convenient for That Kid and he is getting busier and busier with work. Hopefully, I will be able to fit in some of those beginning training walks...

I would greatly appreciate your support in this. Breast cancer is a killer and I want to do my part in helping to find a cure. You can donate here! Thanks!


Brooke said...

you might not have opted out of fast food, but it sounds like you were more aware of what you were eating and made good choices about it! :)

Adah said...

you are gain is better than the alternative. Not having to cook or clean up deserves to be a non calorie counting day. And I didn't realize that ice cream was considered fast food...I think you should rethink that one! Good luck this week!

Trish said...

You did awesome! And I hear you on the quad thing, mine have just started feeling better. Those sprints did me in the first 2 weeks. XOXO!

Christie O. said...

Im so glad you're doing the 3-day!! Thank you for walking, as the niece and daughter to breast-cancer survivors!!!!!! LOVE YOU!! Great week this week!!!! Im with you -- didn't avoid fast food altogether but I did get the grill chicken sammich no fries so that's something!