Another week has passed. I cannot believe the Power of One Challenge is almost over! I trained really hard this week. My Hyannis Half marathon is about 2 weeks away and I am just making sure I am really ready for it. I shocked myself a bit when I looked at my Polar HRM this week on Sunday night :
I could not believe I worked out for 7 hours this week!!!! And I burned 3000 calories!!! I think that may be the most I have ever done since my journey began. I have the Sisterhood and their Shrinking Olympics to thank. Doing the events on here has really made me look forward to hitting the gym and working out. The other day the challenge was to run for 2 miles, bike 10 miles and then run 2 more miles. And as I was doing it something in my head just went off and for the first time in this entire journey, I felt like an Athlete.
Never in my life, have I ever been considered athletic. In high school I dreaded the mandatory 'fitness' test they made us do every year, run a mile, do some chin ups, and random stretches. And now here I am almost a year into my journey and I am looking towards running a half marathon in 2 weeks. I am lifting kettlebells, weight training and just enjoying being fit and happy.
So obviously I set my goal high when I went to weigh in at my weekly Weight Watchers meeting this week. I knew I had worked my ass off and my eating had been on point. I literally weighed and measured my food and counted every single stinking point. And you know what when I stepped on the scale last night I was still not happy:
A loss of 1.2 pounds. They were cheering for me but inside I felt disappointed and upset. I felt like I had a flat week last week, so I expected at least 2-3 pound loss this week. I know I know I should be happy with this loss and I am do not get me wrong I am, but I just have had high standards for myself and I was always putting up big losses each week. It seems my loss has slowed down a lot and it is frustrating. But I know this is going to happen.
So my total for the challenge is 6.8 pounds lost.
I am looking forward to next week when hopefully I can finally say goodbye to 160s FOREVER!!! :)
Also I have my half marathon to look forward to! And I am hoping to start a walking club with my local Weight Watchers members once some of this snow melts!