How about the good news? The weekend was awesome! Saturday morning the middlest child and I excitedly surprised everyone with breakfast in bed, and it was a sweet time. The weather was balmy at almost 50 degrees, so the big, fun fam went to the playground for a game of crab soccer.
Do you have any idea what it took for that large lady to pick her big babloomba up off the ground? It was more like a scoot and a bottom-drag than a crab walk. I also got to volley a bit with the hubs (with no net) and kicked a smaller ball around with everyone. As we left one of the littles told me it was the best day ever! That made my day.
Sunday's fellowship was fuel for a great week. Afterward I went to my ceremonial scale in the mall, and you can skip the drum roll. I am down 5 pounds. I know that it's good to be down 5 pounds, but I am a large lady. And I have done this before. I can pull bigger numbers! Especially the first week. So I'm going to have to work a bit harder. After all, I want to take the other contestants down.
Instead of hitting around my calories, I'll need to be a bit stricter about not going over. Ever. I may need to bring my own meal for Sunday fellowships, because those ladies can cook. (Or maybe weigh on Saturday? See me still trying to work around that?) My exercise has been squat thrusts or mountain climbers before every meal, lat dips, planks, hitting my step early in the morning while quickly exhuasting my upper body with weights, walking, and yoga stretches. Since the beginning of the challenge I have been consistently sore, and oy! That heel hurts. But I can work harder. So it's my plan to do just that.
Pushin' through the pain!
Just thinking out loud about lack of quality rest. I have read time and again how important sleep is while trying to lose weight, and I had more than one sleepless night last week.
Click here to see how all 8 WLB Season 3 contestants did the first week!