Saturday, February 23, 2013

Week in Review

This past week has been pretty good. Last Saturday, February 16th, marked the first day of the Whole Life Challenge. It's gone well so far - I've met my targets each day. Although this is not a weight loss challenge, cleaning up your diet as much as I have will inevitably lead to a drop in weight. I'm pleased with the way it's going so far; however, I know my weight fluctuates a lot in a month so I won't mention any weight updates until the end of the month.

I came down with a cold/flu/minor bronchitis this week, so my energy levels have suffered a bit. Still, I managed to workout each day - though just for half an hour on Thursday. I'm seriously slacking in my burpee challenge. I really, really need to get with it! The other thing that I haven't tackled is Week 7 of C25K.

The longer I wait to get it done, the more I dread getting on that treadmill. At the same time, I really want to finish the program. I don't get how I can want something so bad but not go forward with it - what is wrong with me? I need to get to the gym one day and just do it! I've got a few days left of this month. Hopefully I'll get one of the three done.

I wrote two long posts this past week - one about my workout habits and the other about how people in general have been reacting to my weight loss/eating habits/exercise routine. Most of what I was writing about had to do with how other people interpret what I'm doing. I have a few more thoughts on this topic so I'll probably have at least a couple more posts looking at this perspective and more importantly, how it has affected my progress to this date.

I think the main thing to keep in mind is that losing weight and getting healthy is an ongoing process. Even those who have worked hard and reached their goal weight have not suddenly stopped and gone back to eating the way they did 100 pounds (or more) ago. To change our bodies, we have to change our habits; to change our habits, we have to change the way we think and the way we act.

Yes, there is a lot more I have to say about that, but I'll save it for another post.

I hope everyone has had a good week. Less than a week of February left -- how have you been doing in terms of working towards your goals for the year?


  1. You've had a good week, especially considering you got sick.

    Good luck with the Whole 30 Challenge - any major modification can be so difficult to stick with - but it's worth it. :)


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