Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Weigh In~Week 15

Here are this weeks stats:  

SW: 220 (12/12/11)
CW: 193.4 (-3 lbs)
Calories burned from exercise: 2542
Miles ran/jogged/walked/biked: 9.91
Avg Calories per day: 1339
100-120oz water daily 

WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I am really excited about this weeks #'s but not just because I am down 3lbs. It is a total reflection of my week and how when I put God first He does great things with and through me! You all saw how busy my schedule was this week and if this doesn't testify to how He provides a way, I don't know what does. I got in 6 workouts, 5 at the gym & 3 long ones with weights, finished our taxes, got my house in some sort of order, got most of the laundry done, 2 doctors appointments, 3 round trips to Garland, watched a movie, laid out and read a book, prepped all my food for this week and had dinner with an awesome group of  ladies.  The best part was that I wasn't tired or exhausted at any point during the week. I did however have an unwanted visit from TOM and I am hoping this doesn't throw me out of whack much this week. 

I have mentioned before about how I wanted to talk with a lady at the gym but just couldn't get the courage to do so. Well Friday night as I was doing some floor exercises I finally got the courage to say something to a younger girl that was trying out a machine for the first time. I just gave her a little bit of advice on how to do it. We spent the next 30 mins doing reps of different weights back in the "guy section" of the gym. It was an awesome feeling to be able to encourage these young ladies to better themselves and to have them be interested in hearing what I had to say. Then on Saturday as I got to the gym I saw a lady that was about my age and I kept thinking to myself "you should ask her to do weights with you when yall finish your cardio." Well after my first few reps of legs I decided to go ahead and ask her. We ended up doing a full round of weights and talking about life, kids, work & our healthy lifestyle's. She has worked really hard and lost 40lbs since November by eating right and working out faithfully. Her story isn't the same as mine but we have so many factors that are the same. Its so nice to know that I am not alone and I am not the only one with these issues. 

I don't know what God has in store for me or how He wants to use me but I am open to finding out and letting Him lay the stones beneath my feet to get me there. Are you? 

The changes that I made this week were as follows:

  • Cut back on sugars
  • 20 mins of cardio and 30-40 mins of weights, compared to my usual 60 mins of cardio.
  • Cleaner eating, cut out most processed foods and added more lean meat, veggies & fruits.
  • Made sure to get in at least 100oz of water a day.

Mini goal for last week:   Renewed desire to serve the Lord through my Journey.  ~~DONE!

Mini goal for this week: 3 miles on the elliptical at least twice. 

NSV this week: 
  • Elliptical 3x (2 miles x 2 & 1 mile), I couldn't do more than 5 mins a few months ago.   
  • Was reminded of how well things work out when I put God first. 
This is how my week went, how was yours? Did you have a weight loss or maybe a NSV?  

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13



  1. Good job! I wish you a lovely next week full of success!

  2. Just checked in...congrats on the loss and figuring out new things to help you. Hope your week is going well!

  3. Great job and you fit in a lot of activities.