This week was better than the last, but I’m still not where I wanna be. I made some progress on the track and on the scale, but my overall consumption hasn’t been as green. I made a run to the grocery store on Sunday and expect to be #backontrack this week. My body’s gotten better at telling me what it needs, so I’m gonna make sure I listen — both diet and health wise.
Weight Game Proper
Wednesday weigh-in was by far the biggest highlight of the week. I went from 220.7 the week before, down to 215.9! This is the lightest I’ve been in about five years! When I set out to drop pounds back in June, I expected that I wouldn’t see 215 until September. So as far as that part goes, I’m ahead of schedule. But my clothing…
I’ma need to shop.
I’m starting to swim in my jeans and my slim-fit shirts are starting to accumulate a little air underneath. I didn’t realize how much bulk I’d shed until I took a picture this past weekend. I tweeted the joint and had a “Damn I lost weight!” moment. It’s gonna take a little getting used to, but this is clutch for my training goals. It’s also great being able to fit into #dempants and track apparel that hasn’t accepted my body in a while.
My stomach still ain’t flat though. It will literally be the last thing to go. I’ve accepted it. As long as I’m healthy and my body approves, I’m fine with that.
Joint Pain Dissipatin’
A couple weeks ago, I asked my Twitter fam for recommendations on supplements that would help alleviate my achy joints. Three supplements emerged as front runners: Glucosamine, MSM and Chondroitin. I did a little research at a neighborhood drugstore and found the Joint Support Complex from Nature’s Bounty. It contains all three and has been a godsend. The aches have subsided for the time being and I got through a tough running workout with no issues. Speaking of which…
Bringing Back the 200M
I did my first 200M track workout on Sunday: 6 x 200M with a 29-32 second pace, walk back to start (2 minutes), take a five minute break after the third rep then continue. After I finished that up, I did an ab pyramid:
- 6 sit-ups
- 6 sit-ups w/ twist to left
- 6 sit-ups w/ twist to right
- 6 knee rollups
- Then 5 of each
- Then 4 and so on
Getting Back on Track
I need to get in more workouts during the week. My goal this week is to hit the track and gym three times a piece. On the food intake, my trip to the grocery store should have me set for a few days. I’ve started reincorporating bread into my diet since I’m dropping so much weight, but will monitor it to see if it causes any undesired results, i.e. bloat gut. I’ll try to limit bread with dinners. I learned that carbs at night are like 30 times worse than carbs in the morning or at lunch.
I also need to make sure I’m making a green smoothie every morning. It really does jumpstart my day. I gave almond milk a try as a base and I’m not a big a fan so far. May need to try one of the flavored versions (Vanilla) to see if it’ll taste any better. If it doesn’t get tasty real quick, I’m going back to low fat regular milk or orange juice.
All it all, looks like it’ll be a great week. Looking forward to it.