While there were some starting back to school struggles I still had a good week working on my goals.
Movement Goals: Three strength training workouts, one interval run. Try a yoga podcast. Bonus point for taking a walk.
This week is a bit of a blur so I’m gonna work backwards. Thursday was my rest day.
Wednesday was Girlie’s first day back at school. I completely ran out of time and when I got to the intersection where I either turn right to go to the gym or go straight to go home I got into the lane going straight. Then, at the very last moment, there was no traffic behind me and I decided to turn right. I only got in a teeny bit of Superheroine Fitness Episode Three Adventure Four but it was definitely better than nothing.
Monday I did something a little different. Girlie’s gymnastics coach sent out an email with a workout for the girls to do to prepare for the season. It was our second time trying it. Holy abs Batman!!
Saturday was the first time Girlie and I did her gymnastics workout.
Last Friday I had a migraine so took a rest day. Thanks to Facebook memories I realized that I’ve gotten a cluster of migraines every August so I’m not stressed about it.
So, no running this week but I got to yoga and did 2 extra core workouts. I’m the most proud of the almost 20 minute workout I did on Wednesday.
Nutrition Goals: Not drinking alcoholic beverages more than three times per week. With the warmer weather HH and I have taken to chatting over a glass of wine, which is nice but not something I need to be doing every evening. (Note that I amended this to 4x per week.) Make a pitcher of decaf iced tea or infused water to chat over instead. Eat protein and produce at every meal. Take the hour or so one day to meal prep.
I did well with the wine, I don’t even think I had a second glass on occasions when I usually do. I did have protein and produce at pretty much every meal, even cutting up peaches for my protein pancakes and making avocado toast.
Mindset Goals: I’ve been trying to get back into my meditation practice for a while now. This week I commit to finishing the Take 10 from Mindspace. (I’m not going to mention how long ago I started it.) I’ll also check out that yoga podcast.
I did a bedtime yoga routine one night. Otherwise I’m just letting this goal go for now.
At this week’s weigh-in I was down 0.64lbs of fat and up 1.24lbs lean mass. On just the scale this looked like movement in the wrong direction, so I’m glad I use the body fat monitor. This brings my totals with these goals to a loss of 3.29lbs of fat and a gain of 2.89lbs of lean mass. Slow, steady progress is what I like to see! (Although fast progress is fun, it doesn’t seem to stick around as long.)
Any progress or goals you’d like to share?