Weight Loss Journey – Week 4 Recap + #MotivateMe Monday Linkup

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I’m pretty tired from a weekend of chauffeuring kids to sports so I’m going to keep this recap post pretty brief.  This week I was all about the cardio and yoga – for some reason I wasn’t interested in HiiT or my kettlebells.  I did 4 running workouts, 2 yoga workouts and a kettlebell HiiT workkout. I didn’t take any post-yoga, or kettlebell or o’dark thirty run selfies, so these three running ones are all that I have:

For four weeks I’ve been working towards my goal of losing 20lbs by doing something active for at least 30 minutes/day and staying within my calorie goal on MyFitnessPal.  I’ve gone over the calories three times, and only missed one workout (January 13th).  This morning I did my weekly weigh-in and I wasn’t sure what the scale would say.  This was a really busy week and I found myself out at McDonald’s with the kids three times, yikes!  (Remind me to look ahead at our schedule and prepare things the night before, ok?). As I hesitantly stepped on the scale I reminded myself of all of the “good” things I fed my body this week, and how the 30 minutes of activity each day is good for me.  I may be moving towards my goals slowly, but all of the work I’m doing is also healthy for me.  It’s hard to keep that in perspective and perhaps I should journal more about the POSITIVE things I feel from this journey.  

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This week I’m down 1 more pound.  This makes a four week total loss of 5.3 lbs.  I am slowly slowly slowly getting closer to my goal.  I’m also starting to run faster, and being able to lift heavier – my 20lb kettlebell feels almost too light for some exercises (and my 15lb kettlebell still feels too heavy on other exercises).  I measured my waist and I’ve lost 1 inch there and 2 inches off of my hips.  I hope my clothes begin to feel more comfortable soon!

This coming week will be super busy as I juggle chauffeuring the kids to school, sports and work.  My plan is to try and get in my 30 minutes of activity during my lunch break which means I may actually use my gym membership 😆

Have a great week everyone!

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Weight Loss Journey – Week 4 Recap + #MotivateMe Monday Linkup