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30-By-30 Week 2

I’ve made a goal to lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday in June.  These are my weekly updates!

Measurements – Gain

Weight: 180.6 lbs – Up 1.2 lbs. Total of 0.6 lbs lost.


Nutrition – 5/7 Ain’t Bad?

I was doing really well until Wednesday night when I decided I wanted some ice cream.  It seemed to release all sorts of carb cravings and I spent all day Thursday munchy and snacking.  Obviously carbs/sugar trigger bad habits for me and I need to work on avoiding them better.


Exercise – Lacking

I ran on Monday and then missed the rest of the week.  I kept planning to go in the afternoon with Rob but things kept coming up.  I got fed up with myself last night and did some exercises in my PJs in the living room just to get some movement!  Lesson learned: Just go first thing in the morning before the day gets away from me.


SleepRestless

I turned the sensitivity down on my FitBit so it is reporting 2-3 hours more sleep than before so I don’t know what to believe.  I tend to not move around when I am awake which is why I had it set to more sensitive.  I am still waking up often though and I stayed in bed a little too long.  School starts next week so that shouldn’t be much of a problem for too much longer.  I am also experimenting with FitBit One’s vibrating alarm clock.  So far, it freaks me out.


How I Was Feeling – Sluggish

Too much sleep and lack of exercise makes me extra lazy.  Add that to the fact that the house is freezing and all I want to do is cuddle under layers of blankets…


Things I Did Well – Limiting Carbs

The days I was avoiding carbs went really well.  I didn’t overeat and I felt a little more energetic and less distracted.


Things To Work On – Gym Time

Obviously I was not well behaved this week and this is easily reflected in my weight.  Last week I chose 3 goals and only managed to think about 2.  This week, I just want to work on hitting the gym!  Let’s hope the good eating will just carry itself over…

Are you a morning or evening exerciser?

I prefer to exercise in the afternoons.  Even though I feel mentally drained, I always end up having a better workout than first thing in the AM.  Sadly though, once school starts, my schedule really doesn’t allow for anything but crack-o-dawn workouts (and afternoon workouts often get pushed to the side for other things!).

Don’t forget to give Kristen some support in her 30 to 29 Challenge!

5 comments to 30-By-30 Week 2

  • kristen

    I am always a morning person when it comes to workouts. by the after noon, I am shot. You did great this week! Just take it one day at a time, and this is a brand new week!!!

  • I’m a lunch workout person, but like you I’m slowly realizing that same lesson: “Just go first thing in the morning before the day gets away from me.” Man that’s hard though. Keep up the great work!

  • TiffyDawn

    first thing in the morning for me…I hit the 530am class M-F and try to hit the 9:30am on Sat.
    You had a good week, focus on the positive and learn from the negative…next week will be better!!!
    Go get ’em!

  • I managed to get up once at 5am to workout. That was Wednesday and it was good I did, because my evenings on Wednesdays are packed…. Thursday I slept crappy, so I ignored alarm. Friday I was just generally tired, so I ignored. That Wednesday was the only workout I managed all week… SO maybe there’s something to it. We’ll see. I’ll try again this week.

    • Sadly I have to back out of the early morning workout tomorrow 🙁 I got an email on Thursday from my advisor that he wants to meet with me tomorrow which means taking the 7AM train! I already have my gym bag out ready to go for an afternoon sweat session if there is time though!! And then the rest of the week will be in the AM 🙂
      ~Ang

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