Happy Friday! This week presented quite a few firsts for me, some for the first time ever, and some for first time in a looong time. Here goes.
This week was…
The first time (ever?) I’ve tracked every single thing I ate ALL week.
When I first started Weight Watchers, I used to have a free day/night/meal and would just assume I’d used up all my extra points (and I’m SURE I did!) and try to stick to my daily points for the rest of the week. This past week, I tracked everything, down to the few vodka sodas I had, grilled cheese and fries out at a bar with friends, and the quesadilla and cajun fries I split with another friend (also over the weekend). I ended up being 13 PointsPlus in the red, meaning I not only used ALL my 49 weekly points, but also the 34 activity points that I earned, and then 13 more… Yowza.
The first time I’ve actually lost weight in a LONG time.
I guess there’s something to be said for tracking what you eat (you know, the whole premise behind Weight Watchers) even if you’re not on your best behavior. So, even though I ate more than my allotted points by 13, I ended up losing 2.6 pounds this week! I am SO happy. I’m still 6 pounds over my goal weight, but 2.6 pounds less than I was last week!
The first time I’ve ever worked out over lunch.
Yesterday, I took a 12:15pm spinning class and it was an awesome middle of the day pick-me-up! I have never worked out during lunch before, and logistically it was definitely a bit challenging. The spinning class was a tough one and had me dripping sweat (and burning 444 calories according to my Polar HRM), so showering/blow drying my hair/getting back to work was really tough to do in my hour lunch break. I definitely don’t think it’s something I can do every day or even every week, but every once in a while it’s a nice change!
The first time I’ve gotten in a morning workout in months.
Wednesday morning, I ran 4.6 miles in 45 minutes (on the treadmill – it was POURING!) and it felt SO GOOD to have my workout done first thing in the morning, despite the fact that running was not the original reason I was at the gym at 6:50 am (see below).
The first time I’ve gotten on the list for BodyPump.
On Tuesday morning just before 7:30am, I called to get on the list for Wednesday morning’s 7am BodyPump class. Despite the fact that the list opened up at 5:30am, I was number 30 on the list calling less than two hours later! Miraculously, I actually woke up and got the gym despite the pouring rain, and when I checked in at the front desk, the class was canceled!! I was SO mad because I’ve been trying to make it to BodyPump for what feels like months now, but I tried to make the best of it and ran for 45 minutes instead (see above). I called yesterday morning to get on tomorrow’s 10:15am BodyPump class and was number 18, so fingers crossed that tomorrow marks the first time I actually TAKE a BodyPump class!