Thoughts: Hopefully I’m over that slump I was in last week. I pulled out some clothes that I’m just starting to fit, and that really seemed to help. A lot of my winter work clothes are too big and baggy, but I’m hesitant to spend money on a lot of new clothes right now. I think that being in shapeless clothing just made me feel bigger than I am and led to a general sense of frustration. (Well, that and the weight gain)
I also took a different look at my stats and realized that more than 90% of my weight loss this year is actually in body fat. It’s not realistic to expect that all weight loss will be body fat, so I’m glad to see that so much of it really is body fat.
How I am Winning this Week: It’s all about upping my game again. Some days at work are just too busy to work out, but over the summer my workouts got a little slack in the intensity. This week I increased the intensity and duration of my workouts, and I think it’s working. At least the scale has me back down to my lowest body fat percentage since I started tracking in January!
Areas of improvement: I didn’t intend to have a week without strength training, and I know that stopping it altogether would be counterproductive. I did get a few squats and calf raises in while making school lunches Sunday, but I’ve got to figure out a way to fit a really good strength workout into the week.
How I feel: More relaxed than last week…and hopeful that next week will be even better!
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