Welcome to the WWW where I post a summary of the past week’s goals and milestones. Every week features the same format including net calories, weekly weigh-in, and how I fared meeting current fitness goals such as using a food diary.
The unofficial end to summer has officially passed – hello autumn. Have to admit it doesn’t even feel like we had much of a summer. Even still, the last week was a good one to get the workouts in and my heel pain seems to have finally subsided! Still not running fast enough for my three yr old – “RUN FASTER MOMMA!! You’re not going fast!”. Tough crowd in that jogging stroller. More challenging than any trainer, coach I’ve ever faced, including my softball coach from ninth grade who was a former drill sergeant with a glass eye.
Calories In < Calories Out
Again, I came in at a calorie deficit this week at -2841cal. This week I logged ~1276cal of exercise, which means I hit my 1000cal mark on the exercise. Still falling short of that total 3500 cal deficit though. Remember – the goal I’m working on here is to clock in at least 1000 cal of burn per week. Why 1000 cal you might ask? The logic’s probably flawed but you need about a 3500 cal deficit to lose one pound*. Right now, I’m trying to save about 300 cal per day so if you add in another 1000 cal per week in exercise you get close to the magical 3500cal mark ( [300 x 7] + 1000 ~ 3100). But, the real question is does that actually work??? Am I Iosing weight??
If you look at the progress chart, you can see I’ve fluctuated a bit, but essentially staying flat. ARGH!! Cmon! All I want to see is that frigging scale dip a bit or pants to feel a smidge looser. Is that too much to ask??
On track or off the wagon…
ON TRACK – Three for t
hree…feels like it’s been three good weeks in a row despite difficult or challenging schedules. Traveling for three days this week but brought the gear with me and fit in an extra holiday workout in case I run out of time on the road. Have GOT to be more proactive!! It’s not CAN I find time to work out – it HAS to be WHEN will I work out?
With that in mind, I’ve plotted out the next six weeks before work gets chaotic to focus on my workouts. So one thing the family and I will be doing is the Fall Color 5k race in October in Chicago’s Morton Arboretum. I’ve not had the pleasure of seeing the arboretum yet, but heard good things. Besides it fits perfectly with my six week time horizon.
Until next week….make it a great one!!
*Note – I probably should look more into that 3500 cal ~ 1pound thing. Is that just a myth???