Fitness Lately: Back on the Wagon


Starting Weight: 186 lbs.
Last Weigh-in: 160 lbs.
This Weigh-in: 158.5 lbs.

Reality: Remember last March when I said I was restarting? Yeah. I posted that and promptly fell off that wagon. Because that’s what I’m doing in the first half of 2017. I’m not super proud.

To put it into perspective, by August of 2015, I weighed around 148. This August, if I stay on this path, I’m hanging out at 158. It’s just not what I want for myself. Can we go back to 2015 patterns? Can I go on that pneumonia diet again?

What Went Right: Mike and I joined a gym. I kicked and screamed, then went anyway. Since then, I’ve been actually enjoying it. I miss Marshall’s gym a lot, and thankfully, this one is kind of like it. I also signed up for a Virtual Race. That keeps me accountable because I can’t wear a t-shirt for a race I didn’t run and feel good about it. Ha! Because of this, I ran my fastest 5k ever. So that’s pretty darn good.

New Goals: 

  • Hit 150-152 by September 15th. This is one of my more aggressive goals for weight loss. I’ve lost more than that just in two months, but it doesn’t mean that it will be easy. But I’m gonna try.
  • Continue going to the gym. At least 2-3 times a week.
  • Yoga 2-3 times a week to keep from being a bunched up mass.
  • Try the sauna again. Even though it scared the shit out of me. Dark, small, horribly hot room? I’m not a fan, at all. I started having irrational “gonna die in here” thoughts immediately. But I’ll give it another go.

Are you on a weight loss journey? What is your most recent success?

Other posts in this series, in descending order: MarchJuneAprilMarchFebruaryDecemberSeptemberJuneAprilMarchJanuary, NovemberOctober, and February.

3 thoughts on “Fitness Lately: Back on the Wagon

  1. I get you! I’ve jumped on the wagon, only to fall off again several times thus far in 2017 as well. Currently, I am on the wagon and have committed to at least 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week. I’ve also committed to drinking more water and making smarter food choices. It seems to be working 🙂

    • I’m up to four days a week working out, and trying to walk more the days that I’m not. I’m also trying this horrible thing called portion control. UGH. Haha!

      I hope all is well with you!

      • I go for walks to get away from the office. It’s wonderful to get outside in the sun and breeze and I honestly think it does more for my mind than it does for my body. Still…all good things 🙂

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