Friday, August 23, 2013

Rough Week!

To call this week a rough week would be an understatement!! I can def admit that I struggled with motivation, intense workouts and eating.  ALL 3! Yikes!  Well...I know some weeks are like that and the only thing to do is learn from them.  Am I right?

So here is my weekly recap and run down.

I'm going to start off with a transformation pic.  Only because this will be a negative non sugar coated real post and I will talk about some not so great things. Mine as well start it off with a positive!

The pic on the left is from 2007 when I studied abroad in Italy my senior year of college.  It was a time in my life where I may have been my biggest.  I'm still not sure when I weighed more...2007 vs 2012, but I'm sure it was close and both 300lbs+.  Yikes.  So anyways...I HATED that purple coat! It made me look like a big purple grape and I hated wearing it but it was like the only winter coat I could find so whatever. It was raining one day last week and I needed an umbrella but didn't have one so I grabbed this coat.  I'm glad I did because it was just another little reminder of how far I have come.  It was huge on me and I just had to do a comparison pic! :)

Now on to my week:

I had a crap week at the gym, I found it very challenging to lose myself in the workouts and give it my all.  I'm not sure why but I just was not feeling any of the things I was doing this week!  Each day I would dread going to the gym and when I got there I had a negative attitude of "wahh I don't want to be here."  That is AWFUL.  I don't ever want to have that mentality and I can honestly say I had it all week!  I'm not sure what I can do about it other than switch up some things and maybe get into running again?  I always loved doing that.  I don't know...but I need a change in my routine for sure.  Which makes me kinda sad because I love the people I see at these classes!

Ok so on to my workouts for the week:

Monday Zumba
Monday was zumba and it was terrible.  The zumba instructor had no energy and that doesn't help any workout situation.  I didn't want to be there and mentally I was just not into it.  You can tell because I only burned 400 calories.  And everyone knows my goal of not leaving the gym until I reached 500, and I didn't even reach that goal! I went home and I didn't care. Not the right mentality I need on this journey!! 

Tuesday's Workout
Body Works Plus Abs

I wish I could say that Tuesday was better.  I was if you look at the calroies burned.  However, mentally it was pretty much the same.  I usually love this class but this week I was not feeling it.  I did not put my best effort into it and a lot of times I felt myself "half assing" every workout.  That is not me.  I don't know what was going on.  At least I made my gym calorie goal...

Wednesday Zumba
The only reason why Wednesday zumba was my best workout day was because it was taught by my trainer Trish.  I love her! She makes EVERYTHING exciting and fun.  She has so much energy and it is addicting. Love it!  I had a lot of fun.

So ummm yeah.  Those are my workouts for the week.  Yup...only 3.  Major fail.  So this week is not over yet but I can certainly sum it up as one of the worst I have had in awhile weightloss journey wise.  The only thing left to do is use this as motivation for next week!!  

You make mistakes, you move forward, you learn from them. 

The end.


  1. Nice progress pic! Use that has motivation!

  2. "You make mistakes, you move forward, you learn from them. "

    Great quote and good insight. Sometimes weeks just stink, you will get through this! Sometimes I find motivation in the weirdest place- you will find it and get there! hugs

  3. haha love your dog in that pic! Sooooo much progress! Hope this week was better :)