I am now going on day FIVE of not feeling very good. I have not exercised since last Friday. My diet has mainly consisted of saltines and Sprite or Ginger Ale ( with some ice cream, breadsticks and a sandwich thrown in there!). I really thought I would feel fine when I woke up this morning, but I was definitely wrong. And I am completely sick of not feeling good. I am, however, sooooo glad that whatever I have does not appear to be contagious… Thomas and Zeeva have not shown any sign of having even a touch of it. Thank You God! Please keep it that way!
So, with how I have been feeling and my lack of real food, I really had no clue how this week’s weigh in was going to go. I know I have not have much to eat, but what I have had has not been exactly low-cal foods, by any means! When I stepped on the scale this morning, I was ecstatic to see that I lost 2.2 pounds! I know most of it is probably from being sick, but I will take it! ;o) And maybe some of it is my hard work from the past few weeks finally catching up with me.
Today was also measurement day for me. The largest amount that I lost was 1.625″ from my waist, which is actually right around the same amount I have lost from my waist every month since September. I find it funny that it has been so steady! This month, I am planning on really working on my abs more, so hopefully that number will change even more the next time I measure. With this round of measurements, I lost a little across the board… 3.25″ all together. I was surprised that I did not lose more in some areas, but I do realize that I have been at this for five months now and I have less inches left to lose and it is going to take different work to keep losing. So I am happy with my results. And I am really happy with the results I got in my arms… I lost 1″ in my arms alone, with 0.625″ from just my upper arms! I guess that is why I can finally see some muscle definition in my arms! ;o)
Another thing that I am excited about is my workout total for January. I decided to keep track of my workout times, so I can look back and see how I did. I also joined a Facebook “challenge” group… That has really helped me stay motivated this month. I also kept track of how many miles I walked using my Leslie Sansone Walk at Home DVD… I kept track of that just for myself. I am planning on keeping track of both of these things for the whole year, so I can look back and see all my hard work. Now for the totals… I walked 41 miles and worked out for 1556 minutes! And that includes two days of rest and seven sick days! (Was I seriously sick for seven whole days in January?? That is crazy!) I am very happy with those totals, I know I definitely worked harder in January than I ever have in my life.
My February plan is similar to what I did in January, with alternating days of arms and legs, cardio every day, and ab workouts every other day. But I am going to be doing some different workout videos. I am going to focus a lot on the Turbo Jam DVDs that I got in December as a weight-loss goal reward. I am hoping that I will get some great results from the series!
In other news, Zeeva now has four teeth! Yea! And she has, for the most part, been a real sweetie while I have been sick. She has been cuddly and has mostly kept herself entertained. Last night was the first time in a few days that I felt well enough to get on the floor and play with her… She was soooo happy! So many giggles and squeals… She loved it!