New Challenge – 21 Days

21 Days with the Sisterhood!

This week: -0.5 lbs
Overall: -27 lbs

I’ll take it, but I’m a bit disappointed. I worked out this past week. I mean, I worked out all the freaking time (at least, that’s what it felt like. I did my normal shredding Tues, Weds and Thurs before work. I also pulled out the Wii Fit again and did 30-50 minutes (actual work-out time) Mon, Tues, and Weds. Thursday I also played on the Wii, chosing a game that had me up and sweating, though not a traditional workout (Raymond’s Raving Rabbids…it’s fun! you should try it). Finally on Saturday my husband and I did a 32 mile bike ride. Did you hear that? 32 miles! Which took us nearly 3.5 hours. I was pedaling for almost 3.5 hours.

And a lousy 0.5 lbs after all that? I’m a little discouraged. Granted, it’s that-time-of-the-month, but was still hoping a little more would show through. Hopefully I’ll catch up a little next week.

Okay, what about this 21-day challenge? What new habits do I want to form?

  • I think the first should be more water. I drink two 20-oz diet sodas at work and very little water, so I’m going to strive to ditch one of my sodas in favor of water.
  • 5-a-day fruit and veggies. I’ve been struggling with this one for a couple months now. Some weeks I get it right, and others I don’t. It often depends on how well I do with grocery shopping, so my first task is to make sure I have enough of them in the house. The second struggle I have with this is on weekends. Often I do find weekdays when I have a schedule, but weekends I somehow forget to get them in.

That’s it – I don’t want to overload so that I feel overwhelmed and give up. Have a great week, everyone! I’ll update on my new habits periodically.

5 Comments

  1. Brooke said,

    August 5, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

    i’m sorry that you’re dissapointed – 32 miles is a long way to ride!! hopefully payoff is just delayed a little because of your visitor and you’ll see it next week.

  2. Christy M. said,

    August 5, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

    Barb,
    I am so inspired by you! Really! Thirty-two miles is amazing, especially on top of all that other working out! WOW!!!!!
    My thought is that maybe you’re not eating enough. Not sure, but sometimes when you workout so much, your body freaks out a little if you’re not taking in enough calories. Something to think about, anyway 🙂
    Good luck this week! I wish you luck with all your new habits!!

  3. Kirsten said,

    August 5, 2009 @ 3:53 pm

    You gained muscle. That has to be it. You deserve at least a good pound after just the bike ride! Next week will be better on the scale. Just keep on moving in the right direction with the health aspect and the scale will follow.

  4. Thea @ I'm a Drama Mama said,

    August 5, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

    Don’t be too discouraged by that loss, you did a LOT to be proud of this week! Great job!

  5. April said,

    August 5, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

    These are great goals! I know you can accomplish them!
    And don’t get too down. Sometimes our bodies just need to take a minute and catch their breaths. And you still lost during that TOM, so I’d say this week is a success! Great job!

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