February Weigh In

Wednesday I had a training for work I had to attend. It started later than my normal start time so I decided to try and workout BEFORE work this time. My alarm went off at 6am. I groaned. It was painful. Too early! Oh my god. I stumbled in the dark to get dressed and I weighed myself for February (more on that later).

It was dark outside, freezing cold and I was so tired. But I made it to the gym and had my pick of treadmills.

That poster inspires me every time I see it at the gym. Cheesy? Yes. But it’s true! No matter how much I DON’T want to workout…I feel 1000% better after I do. I had a good run on the treadmill (watching an old episode of House) and enjoyed the quietness of the mostly-empty gym. It was almost meditative being there by myself.

There are two downsides to working out in the morning before work: First, I hate getting up early. It’s a struggle. Second, I am short on time. Even with a late start at work I still had to hustle. I finished my 3 mile run and tried to squeeze in some weight training.

I was disappointed that I didn’t have more than about 25 minutes to spend on my weight lifting but I had to make a choice. Cut my run short and lift longer, or vice versa.Β  Since Tuesday night I had done some weights I figured I made the right decision by getting in my full run.

I was a bit sore from last night’s session. I REALLY noticed it on the Ab Machines. Ouch. No pain no gain!

I had a good workout and discovered that working out before work meant I didn’t need coffee. Another bonus! I was wide awake.

Gym Stats:

Time: 1:05

Calories Burned: 555

I hurried home to shower, eat my oatmeal and head into the office. The rest of the day I felt like I was chasing my hunger though. I was hungry pretty much all morning (despite the banana, water and string cheese I snacked on).

QUESTION: If you’re a morning gym rat, do you find that you are chasing your hunger the rest of the day?

February Weigh In

Now onto the big news… my January 2011 Weigh-in had me at 147.2 pounds. I was dreading February’s weigh-in. I KNEW I gained. I just knew it. I felt like my stomach was bigger. I measured myself and the measurements were way off compared to last month. I was just dreading it. πŸ™ All the birthday celebrations, the food I indulged in, the serving size slip-ups, the CANDY I went nuts eating…I tallied it all in my head as a reason why I probably gained.

Before I stumbled to the gym in the dark this morning I stepped on the scale to see if my dread was warranted. And guess what? I WASN’T! I stood there in shock looking at the number.


144.2? I’m really DOWN 3 whole pounds since January?

Holy Moly!!! I was doing a little victory dance in the bathroom (trying not to wake up Michael) and inside I was squealing! I am now 1 pound away from the LOWEST I’ve ever weighed. My goal is within reach!

I took a moment in my rush to get to the gym to savor the moment. This time last year? I weighed 159 pounds. 14.8 pounds gone. That was the 15 pounds I gained on Celexa. I am so happy and so proud of myself for almost getting rid of those 15 pounds. πŸ˜€

QUESTION: Have you had a surprise weight loss recently? Brag about your successes!

18 Responses

  1. I don’t know about that sign. I walked out today with a massive headache…I might even go as far as to call it a migraine. Then again, I think it may have been that I didn’t have enough water before going there. That was my bad.

    But usually, I feel way better after a work-out. Exercise is good for the mind as well as the body.

  2. Congrats on the great weigh in!! That must feel so good.

    You’re right about working out in the morning — I’m the same way, I have mixed feelings. It’s great to that the gym isn’t crowded, but I only have about an hour to do what I need to do (INCLUDING the shower!), and that is just so short!

  3. Great job! You may *think* you over-indulged, but you are constantly working out and it’s paying off. I love reading your blog and am so happy for you!

    1. Thanks for reading, Meli!

      I think what my “problem” is is that if I eat what I consider “Bad” food (fried fish and chips, burgers, pizza, etc) than I feel unhealthy…even if I eat it in moderation and still workout. I think that’s the source of feeling that way…

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