Is there a better way to start off week 4? I don’t think so! So we’re in week 4 of the campaign now, and I have to say that I did hit the week 3 wall. When we were talking about it last week, I thought for sure that wouldn’t happen to me – after all, I had such an awesome momentum going! But then I realized that I had forgotten about that lovely aunt who visits monthly and all the water weight she brings with her. And my son decided not sleeping was cool. And I felt like I might be sick. Was I sick? Wasn’t I sick? I don’t know! I didn’t have congestion or anything, I had headaches. I was coughing, but not very often. Only when I was working out, really. Today I was able to get through my workout and walking with no coughing, but today my lungs hurt. I don’t know what the deal is, but I’m hoping I wasn’t sick because if I was, I might have infected my friend’s baby and that would really make me feel like a turd. This may be weird, and is totally not founded in fact, but I used to be a smoker, and it felt to me like the same way that my lungs felt when I quit smoking – really sore and hurt and I coughed up crap. So I was wondering if with my increased workouts and running and stuff if I was maybe cleaning out more of those smoke damaged lung areas. But yeah, that’s completely just a spitball weirdo observation of mine. So anyway, here’s my video for this week!
As you can see, I totally did hit the week 3 wall. It was like a perfect storm of all these factors coming together that would normally have me settling back with some crappy processed junk food, a sad girly movie, a giant pizza, and a giant soda. But not this time. See, it kind of worked out to my advantage that EVERYTHING that usually knocks me off course happened in the same week. I was able to really nip all THAT in the bud at once. The best part was that I had my girls Rebecca and Jeanae to help me remember that I was doing all of this for a reason and to keep moving. And you know what? I did.
In week 2, I pushed myself to do more regular pushups and to run (ok, jog) for at least 5 minutes straight. I ended week 2 being able to do ALL my pushups on toes and running 6 minutes straight. Week 3 and its wall did not get me down. Not only did I keep doing an awesome job on the pushups, including working on tricep pushups on toes, but I also ran for 16 minutes straight – a whole mile. Now I know that is not the fastest mile in the world, but to me it was the most amazing mile. Now I know I totally can do it. It’s like I busted right through all the BS that I was making a big deal last week and just did it. AWESOME! I love that feeling In all, despite the difficulties and lack of sleep, it really was an awesome week. I’m just really glad it’s over. Because this week will be even more awesome.
I know what you’re really waiting for is to see the evidence of my hard work, right? So here it is – my total weight and inches lost this week. They weren’t a dramatic drop, but still a healthy drop and I’ll take it!
So there you go! I hope you have an awesome week! Make sure you stop back by later this week to see posts from Rebecca and Jeanae! They have AMAZING updates for this week!