I hope all of my Back 2 Basics people are doing well. It has been one week into the challenge and I must admit I have learned a lot this week.
I started out last week by attending a Weight Watchers meeting and weighing in. Last week the scale said 165.6... That is a new high for me since losing the weight so I knew it was time to step in and take control again.
I was determined to make changes. I know I exercise and run
So I decided I would get back to basics. And honestly it seems to be just what I needed. I started tracking everything I ate all over again. I actually used the new Weight Watchers app and fell in love with it!
I broke out this guy who has been sitting in my cabinet for the past 2 months:
I cooked extra good on the weekend and made tons of healthy snacks I could grab and go with. One of my favorites is these:
Roasted brussel sprouts. I got a bag of fresh brussel sprouts at the grocery store and trimmed them. Then I tossed them in a tiny bit of olive oil and spices and roasted in the over for almost an hour. They came out good. I like how they are a tasty snack and guilt free! No worries ;)
In combination with sprucing up my nutrition I attacked my fitness. I know I was running a lot training for the marathon but it became all I did mostly. I would elliptical sometimes and do crossfit workouts but that was it. So I headed back to the gym and got back in to some favorite classes at the ymca.
I went to spinning at 5:30 am on Wednesday and TRX bootcamp on Friday morning at 5:30, both classes were tough since I have not been in months! But it was great. I felt good and already went to spin again this week and will do boot camp tomorrow morning. That will be the new routine. I also have been doing my planks and pushups and sit ups every day again. I have been running too! I went out for a 21 mile run on Sunday and 8 miles again on Tuesday. I am doing the Runners World Run streak and have run every single day since Thanksgiving. It goes until Christmas! I finished up day 15 today with a speedy 46:30 10K for the Fitmas challenge.
All these challenges has made me a busy bee but it has been good! It keeps me accountable and going.
So at weigh in yesterday I was more than pleased with the results: 163 pounds!!! That is a loss of 2.6 :) I was very happy with that. It proved to me that getting back to basics is exactly what my body needed.
How was your week?