Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Weigh in

I was truly dreading getting on the scales this morning.

I just didn't feel like I got into the groove last week. It was mostly due to my arsed up ankle. To keep my head in the game, and to stop my picking at food I need to feel like I am working hard when it comes to exercise - and I feel like that's not happened.  Luckily for me I managed to scrape a loss of half a pound. It's not going to set the world on fire but it's a loss and on the back of a wonky week and just being home from holidays I'll gladly take it.

I read a post the other day someone wrote about the putting on their gym clothes (sorry, can't remember who it was) and how simply doing this totally changed their mind set about exercising. It was as if they felt like someone who exercised when they changed into something sporty and going to the gym wasn't something they had to talk themselves into. I can totally empathise with that.

Last night I got home after work with a couple of hours to spare before spinning. I really didn't want to go and I was thinking "What's the point? I feel frumpy and there is no way I'll have lost anything this week." I know, totally dramatic. I knew I was going to go (it's Tuesday night spinning, c'mon) but I've just not been feeling it. I pottered around for a bit feeling lethargic and then finally changed into my gym kit. What's this, an athletic Love Cat? I instantly felt more... sporty. I am the person that goes to the gym. I am fit and I am in control.

Off I hobbled to spinning (yes, the ankle is still sore!) and sweated my backside off in the class. Luckily it didn't aggravate my ankle too much and so I went for it. I definitely feel an improvement from last week. A week off the fags has certainly made a difference.

So I'm feeling A LOT more positive today. My weight is going back down (albeit very slowly) and my fitness is creeping back up. I'm going to have to modify my exercise for a while to accommodate this stupid ankle of mine (no circuits tonight) but if I remain focused I see no reason why I can't deal with this challenge and keep things moving downwards. I can do this.

Rock Awn!

Starting Weight: 204.25 pounds
Current Weight: 178 pounds
Weight Loss This Week: 0.5 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 26.25 pounds


  1. Well done on not smoking. Those occasional cigarettes are just as bad as being a full time smoker in the long run.

    (and so ends the sermon from a recently ex smoker!)

  2. Well done on your loss - and fantastic news re cigarettes. I gave up a year ago and (bar a couple of minor, alchohol related slips) have stuck with it to the extent that I don't really like the smell of them now - it is well worth it.

    And am definitely going to take the advice re changing into gym kit.


  3. Well, I often do the putting on the gym gear to stop myself backing out of exercise but dont think it was my post you remembered cos I havent thought it makes me more sporty. So there are obviously a few of us tricking our reluctant chimps into exercising!!

    Well done for keeping going. Accept that the losses will be a bit slower and pat yourself on the back for not being derailed.

    Lesley xx

  4. Youch - poor you. Do remember that tissue damage (ie sprains etc) are trickier to recover from than a break and look after that poor ankle. I also recommend arnica tablets - they do seem to help speed recovery.

    And (I'm catching up!) well done on the extremely modest 3lbs gained on your holiday. V impressive.


  5. If your ankle is sore then how about swimming? No pressure on it if you're floating...


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