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Fitness Maintenance, Going Strong!

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I keep my weekly stats and thoughts on this page, but I wanted to check in for accountability since it is Wednesday – weigh-in day.  And because this is the final week until mid-program stats (always a little scary!).

Ugh – why did I choose Wednesdays?????

By Friday, I’m usually down to an even 141.0 or even lower before eating like a fool on the weekend.  Fridays are great days for me to weigh-in, but Wednesdays are more “real,” because Monday and Tuesday are “correction days” from the weekend and I’m at a pretty stable weight by Wednesdays.  By Friday, I’m at a low that is going to be ruined by the weekend, so why bother even thinking it’s a real weight, you know?

This current week (starting today) is week 6 – half way through this 12 weeks of maintenance.  I’m happy to say that I have actually lost weight, but not a lot so I still think I’m maintaining.  I am hoping to be an even 141 next Wednesday which would put me at an even 2 pound loss for the first 6 weeks (I started at 143 and am 141.2 right now).  This should be do-able since we’re not traveling this weekend for the first time in 4 weeks!  I better see 141.0 on Wednesday – you all know my goal now and can feel free to heckle me next week if I don’t meet it.

Body fat has stayed pretty darned constant – started at 22.8 and am at 22.9 today.  That is such a flakey thing – depends on what you ate, drank, etc. the night before and also the time of day that you exercised.  I don’t get too bent out of shape over this number – as long as it stays under 24% each Wednesday.  I just don’t think I’ll be losing much fat even though there is still plenty to lose (if you saw me n*ked, you’d agree – trust me!).  I’d have to really rock the boat to amp up fat loss (I am thinking of rocking the boat the second 6 weeks, but we shall see!!!).

I will post pics and measurements next week, but I just had to put this out there since I have one final week before mid-program stats AND I can have a clean eating weekend ahead of me if I choose to.

I’m choosing to.

 

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Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

4 thoughts on “Fitness Maintenance, Going Strong!

  1. Maintenance and those tiny incremental changes are so hard! Good on you for keeping at it.

    • Thanks. Yeah, it’s hard because I’m so used to seeing progress every week, so my mind is still there. “why do I weigh the same as last week?”. It has been frustrating at times, but I’m slowly getting to the mental space of, “this is what you want, this is where your body is comfortable.”. You can’t keep losing weight forever!

  2. Keep on keeping on! You are definitely inspiring me 🙂 on week 3 and feeling TIRED although I am going to do my training tonight. I just couldn’t get out of bed at 5.45am this morning…..I didn’t feel like I had lost anything but that was because the OB was arriving stupid cow!! Feeling less bloated today :/

    • Some mornings, you just cannot do it.

      The OB messes with me every month, I mean, every two weeks, I mean every week or so. And it really does, to the tune of 2-4 pounds.

      You should post about it, I’d love to see what you’re doing!

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