Healthy Challenge Week 15: Love My New Workout, But Is This Weight For Real?

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Let it be said that over the last two weeks, I averaged .5lbs of weight loss, which is way higher than the average of the previous 13 weeks of the Healthy Challenge (.15lbs, zoinks!).

Between Weeks 1-13, I’d lost and gained the same few pounds a bunch of times, leaving me down just two pounds, total (yes, for the entire 13 weeks!).

In Week 14 (last week), I lost another 1.6lbs but then gained some water weight earlier this week. If I waited until tomorrow (Saturday) to post, as usual, I might be down a scootch more, but I want to post on Fridays going forward, so I’m losing a day of potential loss (or, yes, gain).

That puts me at 3.0lbs down over 15 weeks. Hardly newsworthy, but I’ll take it, it’s a heckofalot better than going in the other direction. And, it means that I’m now officially losing an average of .2lbs a week. Oy vey.

It’s crazy how this body won’t budge: According to my Fitbit, for example, yesterday I logged 25,577 steps, 234 minutes of exercise and 3,090 calories burned. 

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Clearly, I must eat like an NFL linebacker.

(Clearly, I do.)

Given how ridiculous this is, I’ve just set a big (for me) goal: To lose 1.2lbs per week thru May 31 (three weeks from today).

Why do I think I can get there? Because I love my new workouts, spring is here and summer is coming and I can’t deal with another sweaty summer of thigh-rub rashes and I owe it to myself to feel my best. That’s why.

As usual, here’s a quick rundown of the week:

May 4: Good day, down a little bit with this morning’s weigh-in, long Ella walk in the morning (short one in the late afternoon, she was tired!). Got in my last day of the Shaun T/CIZE Crazy 8s workout and it was a blast, still hard as heck, was wet and limp as a dishrag when I was done.

May 5: Despite a great day yesterday, the scale brutalized me this morning. Ugh.

May 6: Again, another great day yesterday but the scale’s up 1.6 more pounds this morning, putting me at just a pound down in 15 weeks!!! What’s going on with this fricking body????

May 7: Oh, I think I get what’s going on with this fricking body now, hello, cycles. I lost track, given that I didn’t have all of my usual symptoms (I’m pretty sure that’s because of the supercharged yogurt I mention in some other posts, like this and this). Hmm, okay, well, that could account for the weight gain.

Anyhoo, this week’s CIZE video is You Got This, which is set to the Bruno Mars song, Treasure. Love it, seriously, the most fun workout ever. Yesterday was day 1 and I straightup sucked at every move and loved it anyway, and today I vastly improved though I still have no rhythm and trip up during every round, but I adore it. The time flies by (usually I’m a workout clockwatcher) and I even added a strength workout, too.

May 8: I love my new workout so much that I barely slept last night because I couldn’t wait to get up and do it and I am NOT a morning exerciser! Thank you, Beachbody and Universe, for knowing so much more than me and taking down the Turbo Jam videos and forcing me to find this, I LOVE IT! Really do!

May 9: Once again, I got my cardio (CIZE/You Got This) and strength workouts in just after Ella’s morning walk. Weigh-in this morning wasn’t great and I honestly don’t know why, I feel like I’m doing everything right this week. Alas, I’ll keep weighing in because if I don’t, I let the pounds creep on, but I’ll try to focus just on how much I’m enjoying my workouts. As long as I’m not completely lying to myself about how much I’m eating, the scale eventually has to budge, yes?

May 10: Down a titch from yesterday, but it still seems like I may be retaining some water, must be all the muscle I’m building. 🙂

Off to workout now, can’t wait! See you in a week, be well, enjoy! xoxoxoxo

{Photo by Malik Talha from Pexels, thank you!}

{Note: These are my own experiences with holistic healing and a whole slew of self-experiments and aren’t meant as medical advice for anyone else. But, I know a lot of friends and family members are grappling with a huge variety of autoimmune issues and other ailments, so I’m happy to share my experiences. And if this is your first visit and you’d like to follow chronologically, click here. Otherwise, enjoy!}