Weigh-in and Workout Update

Hi all, sorry it’s been a while again! Last week I maintained (booo) and then I lost the slip.

I’ve still been struggling with my eating a little, having naughty things I shouldn’t, such as a biscuit and a slice of cherry cake made by one of the lovely customers at the charity shop I volunteer at. I really need to learn to say no there! What are your food pitfalls?

Workoutwise it’s been a good week. I got up to level 9 on my HIIT running on Monday. Wow, was I struggling for breath! I had a PT session on Wednesday which was suitably tough. Was really happy though because I got to lift a barbell. I really want to do more weights. I also did romanian kettlebell lifts which was fun. Definitely want to do more of those. I also did sled pushing which was a real killer. However, we’ve got these new skiing machines there and I’m not sure how I feel about them. Do you get a good workout with those? It felt a little pointless to me. I’m not a big fan of cables at the gym.

Here is my weigh-in for this week:

So, as you can see, I have lost another 2lbs 😀 which means I am on the cusp of 2 stone lost in total! My body fat mass is down 11% from when I started, and my BMI is under 30! I’m feeling really good about that.

My weight loss has been really slow. Okay, I haven’t been perfect with my eating, but I’ve consistently eaten below 1600 cals a day and I put in work at the gym three times a week. I think most people would have lost weight quicker than me, but because I’m on Quetiapine, my weight loss is on a go slow. It sucks, but it’s good in a way because gradual weight loss is healthier and more sustainable long-term because you’ve had longer to get used to the change in lifestyle. At least that’s what I’m telling myself!

Oh, I did a 2 mile walk yesterday in Somerset, up hills and along some muddy paths. I want to do a lot of walking this year. It’s one of the most fun ways to lose weight in my opinion. It was amazing with the rare blue sky and seeing all the nature around me. This was my view:

Pretty amazing, huh?

Do you like walking for weight loss? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Published by alicemowse

Writer. Occasional performer, stitcher. One book published so far, my collection of poems 'Saved by Porpoise' available on Kindle. Featured in the anthology 'Around The Mulberry Tree'

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