May 20, 2019

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Fitness: Week 2 to Weight Loss


  • Click Here for the original post about getting back into shape
  • Click Here for last week’s workout update

Goals and Check-ins

  • Current Weight: 132.8lbs
    • Goal Weight: 113lbs
    • Weight Needed to Lose: 19.8lbs
    • Amount Lost so far: 0lbs
  • Current Chest Measurement: 40in
    • Goal Measurement: 38in
    • Amount to Lose: 2in
    • Amount Lost so far: 0in
  • Current Waist Measurement: 32in
    • Goal Measurement: 29in
    • Amount to Lose: 3in
    • Amount Lost so far: 0in

I Gained Weight, What Happened!?

So naturally, after doing some exercise for a week and still working to clean up my diet, I was hoping to see a decrease in weight, or at least hold steady. Nothing major, maybe half a pound. Instead of losing that half a pound though, I gained it? What is this nonsense?

My suspicions proved correct though, and it’s likely water weight. I know Google when it comes to stuff like this isn’t ideal, but I am inclined to think that what I was reading is correct. Basically, there’s extra water weight because my body is having to do so much repair work as I retrain my muscles. It’s part of the inflammation and healing process. Totally temporary, and it will go away. Phew!

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Exercise Through the Week

Day 1: May 20, 2019

It’s important to note here that we’re in that weird weather, and the apartment doesn’t have central air. So until it’s ungodly hot all the time, we don’t want to put in the window units for air conditioning. It’s nice to just have the fresh air, and let the apartment regulate itself at night. That said, today it is 78ºF in the apartment (and 76ºF outside with almost 100% humidity) which probably affected my stamina greatly.

  • Workout Time Completed: 15min
  • Activities Done:
    • Side Planks (30 sec to a side)
    • Plank (45sec)
    • Jumping Jacks
    • Squats
    • Side-Step Squats
    • Crunches
    • V-Sit (60sec)
    • Jogging in Place
    • Stretching as Needed between activities
    • Push-Ups

Day 2: May 21, 2019

Decided to change it up a bit today. It wasn’t super hot outside, and I wanted to get some sunshine, so I went for a bike ride. Ideally I wanted to get a 30-40 minute ride in, but hoo-boy… my ass was sufficiently kicked in less than 20 minutes! The bad part was I had to get home, and there were more hills (relatively steep ones in places too) than I expected. The world is so different from a motor vehicle or on foot!

What’s worse is I got lost briefly. LOL I don’t explore this neighborhood much on my own, so I had to use Google Maps to get home. I thought I was reading the map right, but I was struggling to keep my brain functioning outside of “omg can’t breathe too much cardio send help”. So yup, 20 minutes was enough for me.

The important part in all this is that I worked up quite a sweat and got my heart rate way up. Legs were doing the wobble-shake, can’t-support-my-weight nonsense for a solid 30 minutes afterwards, too. Walking back up two flights of stairs to the apartment on those legs was… interesting, to say the least.

Day 3: May 22, 2019

Today was a really busy day, but it started off with pole dance. A nice hour of hurting myself, really. I wish I could say “haha just kidding!”, but I’m definitely not kidding.

I have bruises like I haven’t had… ever actually. Not this many that are this severe, all inner-thighs where my adductors are. On top of that I am almost certain I have pulled an ab muscle (rectus abdominus for those who care), and my left quad (vastus medialis if you’re interested). I tweaked out my left pinkie and ring toes as well, likely from fumbling a turn. Basically I’m a mess. Where I felt super confident on a pole the first three weeks, this time around it was a hot mess. Normal for me though, I usually do the two steps forward, one step back method of learning dance. Just means I have to keep at it, and I’ll get better… eventually. Hahaha But no, really, this is a lot of fun and a good challenge, so I’m excited to keep at it and keep learning.

Aside from all that nonsense, I did get a good workout and have a lot of fun. Definitely going to feel it tomorrow!

Day 4: May 23, 2019

I have definitely wrecked myself! So today needed to be a much lower intensity item, because if I keep beating myself up I’m just going to get myself a one-way ticket to Urgent Care. LOL

Since I needed to put together a custom order for Dancer’s Dream Boutique and get it shipped, I decided that a walk would do me good. Typically I drive to and from the post office, but it is technically in walking distance… I just am not fond of the walk itself. I was good today though, and after getting the order together I walked myself to the post office and back. It’s great on the way there since it’s all downhill… but that means the return is all uphill. Ugh. The worst.

Passed an inspection stop along the way too, which featured someone getting a tow and arguing with the police. Good times, good times.

According to the app “Map My Walk” I went 2.06mi in about 45min. I did stop the timer/counter while I was actually at the post office too, so none of that was factored in. That’s not too bad I don’t think. 🙂

Day 5: May 24, 2019

Today is the final day of the week for exercise, and I finished it off with a 1.5 mile walk. Not the most exciting thing, but considering how bad I beat myself up the first three days of this week… probably the best choice I could make. I absolutely need to learn better pacing and control so I don’t self-injure, but until then… >_>;

The nice thing about today was I dragged Pete with me! So I had a walking partner, and I really enjoyed that. Honestly, if I’m not walking in nature and not walking to get somewhere with a purpose, I get so bored. Having someone to walk with really helps with that, if only a little. So it was really good to have him with me. Where we went ended up being meh as far as a good place to walk, but oh well. Now we know.

For what it’s worth, I also did two hours of some rather intense massages prior to my walk, so there’s that, too. Had to get down and dirty in some muscles, my favorite! 😀

Final Thoughts for the Week

Overall it was a pretty good week! I was super disappointed when I hopped on the scale and saw my weight had gone up instead of down, so I’m glad there is solid reasoning as to why (and it’s nothing bad). Since the Hashimoto’s has a chance of being exercise resistant, it was a big scare to see! Chances are good though that mine is not, thank goodness. I just have to contend with that slower-than-typical metabolism. LOL

As a side note, since my weight did go up I didn’t bother redoing my measurements. I don’t know that it’s necessary. I likely won’t take them again until I see a couple of pounds shed.

I honestly feel like I’m not doing enough, but the bruises on my body and soreness in my muscles says otherwise. Likely I’m still (subconsciously) comparing myself to where I was 10 years ago, and that’s why I feel like I’m not doing anything of significance.

We’re coming into a long weekend, so Monday might be a struggle to get the routine started again, but I’ll just have to summon up some willpower! That, and hope my fitness snap squad holds me accountable. ♥ There is no pole dance next week though, so I’ll have to be a bit more on the ball with some activities. It will give me more of a chance to let these bruises heal though!

Ever onward! Every journey begins with a single step, and Rome wasn’t built in a day.


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