Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Weekly Fit Check: Um, Okay Then

red apples

Welcome to another Weekly Fit Check! I hope you’ve been having a great week.

It’s been pretty chaotic around here for me for the last week or so. Last Friday, I headed out of town to Sterling, Virginia for the 2:1 Conference.

Before I left, I ran another 5K. It was my second running of th race that was my second 5K last year – the one in which, by some crazy fluke, I placed 3rd in my age group.

3rd Place Medal_thumb[7]

(last year)

Although I ran it a little over 2 minutes faster this year, I came in 7th in my age/gender group. I’m okay with that, though, because I really felt like I ran a good race. It was tough. It was a very challenging, hilly course and I started off too fast, but overall it was a good race.


Then, I got up before the sun on Friday and headed to the airport. I took my workout clothes, but was too busy to workout the entire time I was out of town. The food, overall, was pretty healthy, though I did indulge in some desserts. (Not all of them, though. I only ate three or four bites of cheesecake before pushing it aside. Yay, me!)

Then, there was the nasty pizza that I ate in the Atlanta airport on the way home. I saw the pizza place and that sounded like a quick, easy meal, which was a serious consideration since I had less than an hour layover. I got the veggie pizza, thinking it was probably a healthier option.

It was so not good.

The disappointment that I was wasting a lot of calories on a nasty pizza was compounded by the fact that I discovered a Chili’s on the concourse where I had to wait on my plane. {sigh}

I got in late Sunday night and had a doctor’s appointment Monday afternoon, so I opted to sleep in and try to catch up on some rest instead of working out Monday. I almost didn’t get on the scale Tuesday morning, considering opting for giving myself a week to get back into the swing of things.

Out of morbid curiosity, though, I got on the scale.

I had to pick my jaw up off the ground when I saw that I’d lost three pounds from last week! I so do not understand my body sometimes. I’ll take it, though.

Now, it’s back to more controlled, healthy eating and regular workouts. What are you doing to get fit this week?

Do or do not. There is no try.


  1. Go figure!  That is why I think that if we strive to eat healthy 80/20 or 90/10 and we never weigh in and we stick with our fitness/exercise we will be just fine.  No mental anguish over silly numbers.  With that said....  I am STILL not ready to give up the scale.  Great job on the loss.  Great job on the 5k!!!  You are doing GREAT and inspiring me to get back to it!!!!

  2. Great job! It's always a nice surprise to see a loss when you don't expect it.
    I am getting back into my regular exercise routine this week and am happy to say I am half way to my weight loss goal!
    Thank you for sharing your story. It has been very inspiring to me.

  3. Congrats on being half-way there!


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