cant tell if i’ve lost weight
Another good workout!
Today I ended up walking 2 miles to run some errands, but I still did my normal workout.
I actually started the 30-day squat challenge today too, so that should be fun!
Even though I’ve only been working out for a week (technically 4-5 days), I feel like I can kind of see some progress? Today it seemed like my legs and face looked slimmer. It’s probably just my mind, since that much progress in so little time would be strange, but I don’t mind the boost of self-confidence!
I’m definitely getting more comfortable in the gym, which is nice. Soon I’m going to try out using the weights, since I think lifting will be really good for me; better than cardio.
Had a really, really good workout today. Pushed myself without going too far, which is always great!
Usually I like doing my cooldown walk outside around the track, especially since we’ve had such nice evening weather lately, but I worked out a few hours earlier than I usually do, so the sports teams were using the track. I used a treadmill instead, which was… interesting I guess. I have the speed settings figured out, so I’d like to continue doing my walks on there.
I had to skip my workout yesterday because I had an awful migraine, but I’ve continued my plan today which makes me confident!
I haven’t started the squats challenge yet, I think I’ll wait til Monday so my body has time to get used to this sudden increase in physical activity.
I WORKED OUT FOR TWO DAYS
I’m confident that I’ll be able to keep it going this time. I have a stable schedule, I’m stable. It’ll be good (:
On top of working out, I’m going to start the 30-day squat challenge tomorrow:
I have pretty strong thighs, so I’m excited to begin!
I finally got a chance to take my measurements
basically everything has gotten bigger, which i am not happy about… my bust i’m fine with increasing, but i know that’s just because i’ve gained weight unfortunately.
so then, my goal
these were my measurements just before starting college, when I looked best
I have plans tonight during the time when I’d usually work out, so I won’t be able to do it…
On top of that, my insomnia has been coming back and I barely slept at all last night, so I think working out with no sleep is probably a bad idea.
No progress today, then. I’m disappointed in myself.
Finally got back on track with working out.
Did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I meant to also do some squats, but I felt dehydrated and sick after walking back to my room so I just made myself some dinner instead.
Lately my eating has been strange… Last month I would only eat one meal a day fairly often, so my stomach has shrunk. Today I’ve eaten lunch and dinner—both were fairly large, so they completely filled me up. I’m completely unsure of how I should be feeding myself at this point…
I decided to cut back on soda, since I was drinking a lot of it. I’m going to stick to water instead. My dad also gave me some of that Mio Energy stuff, so I can add that to my water instead of getting a soda to wake myself up.
This weekend I’m hoping to pick up a measuring tape so I can start taking my measurements, since I lost mine a few months ago and have no idea what my measurements are anymore.
On day 2 of my work out I ran out of one of my asthma prescriptions and realized I had left the refill at home 5 hours away. I had to stop working out until my mom sent it to me, which was really frustrating. I only just got the refill today, so starting tomorrow I’m going back to working out again.
This means I have to start a new Day 1 for tomorrow, since i went almost a week without working out.
Things like this are really frustrating—last year I picked up running and was making great progress until I suddenly got sick and my asthma acted up and it turned out I had a lung infection which left me super weak to any sort of physical activity for three weeks. In those three weeks I lost all the progress I had made on my running which was incredibly frustrating.
I’ve had asthma ever since I was a baby and still haven’t outgrown it almost 20 years later :/ I wish there was a cure and I wasn’t dependent on pills and inhalers to keep me alive.
I worked out tonight!
I went to the campus gym at around 6 pm, since it’s open til 9 on weekdays. I was really surprised to find it empty, cuz that means I now have a good time to go every day! I did the elliptical for 35 minutes, and it was really nice. I had a playlist of music from when I started working out in the spring, so I just listened to that the whole time.
Since coming back to school I’ve also been eating better, and less. I got a Market of Choice gift card for Christmas, so I’ve been getting their sandwiches.
I’m just really excited to be getting into shape! This will mark week 1 of exercising, so I took a picture:
Far from flattering, but it’s how I look now. Hopefully the pictures will show good progress!
I need to find my measuring tape because then I’ll start recording weekly measurements too. And I’ll see if I can find a cheap scale for sale so I can mark my weight, since I haven’t had a working scale in a really long time.
I have two costumes I really want to reward myself with by losing weight, those two being Saeko Busujima from High School of the Dead and the Weresheep from a Japanese monster girl book:
Both will be rewards for myself once I reach my weightloss goal. Which, by the way, I’m waiting to create til I know my measurements for sure, but I’m thinking something like a 31 inch waist. I was almost a 31 inch waist before I went to college and gained so much.
Anyways, I’m super pumped! I can’t wait to start making progress!