On a Journey to Wellness

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Non-Weigh In

Happy Monday! This weeks non-weigh in will be brief partly because I didn't calorie count and partly because it's my lunch break! LOL

So let's start!


Hips: 48.5 inches (-0.25 inches)
Waist: 44.75 inches (-0.5 inches)
Arm: 14.5 inches (+0.25 inches)
Thigh: 26.5 inches (+0.25 inches)
Calf: 16.5 inches (same)

So I'm happy to see that I lost a few fraction inches from my mid line but I'm wondering about the gain in arms and thighs. I don't know if that's fat or muscle. I wonder. Either way it's good progress. I just have to keep it up. I realized also that I did not post last weeks measurements during my March Weigh In but I did measure and I'm subtracting (or adding) from last week.


I finally got off my lazy ass and brought out my 64 oz water bottle. It forced me to drink the amount of water I needed and there was less of a chance to "guesstimate" or pretend I did or didn't drink enough water. So this week I had 5/7 days with enough water in take if not more. I'm noticing also that I can really feel when I'm dehydrated so I make a point to drink more.

Learning about Paleo!
I did not count last week. Nor did I count the week before. I'm starting to really focus on reading my Paleo Diet book and have been very conscious of what I eat. I went to the grocery store on Friday and re-stocked on fruit, veggies, lean meat and olive oil. I'm so glad that spring is coming because I can finally start eating the fresh meals I love so much; fruit salads and spinach salads.

Strength Training: 
About twice last week I made sure to stretch and do some ab work. I really have to return to doing more arm work because I'm very lazy when it comes to my T-rex weak arms. 

I actually wrote down my cardio this week. I thought I'd done nothing but when I put it all together I actually did quite a bit last week.

Monday: 1 mile run
Wednesday: 4.6 mile jog
Thursday: -
Friday: 4 mile hike
Saturday: 6.5 mile jog (and messed up my left arch)
Sunday: rest

So although I didn't do cardio every day I did finally get some good miles in. 10k here I come!

Goals: My goals this week are to work on my diet and try out more Paleo friendly dishes. I also need to spread out my running and I'm planning on trying out a belly dancing class on Thursday. Hopefully it'll happen and I can talk about it after. 

Have a great week everyone! Spring is coming!



Nanette said...

How's your foot feeling? Are you on the up and up?

xakikox said...

It also depends on when you are measuring. For me, my measurements vary just like my weight does. I avoid measure after I workout and I try to do it right after I wake up and peed.

YOu're doing a awesome job on your journey! Keep it up! ^o^