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Healthiest You Challenge: Week 2

April 30, 2012

And so we’re two weeks into the Healthiest You Challenge.  I’m feeling great, and I’m down 4.6 lbs! Admittedly, that’s since my higher-than-normal weigh-in, but my team went from an initial gain to either maintaining or losing this week! It’s especially tough, as our weigh-ins are on Mondays, but it’s just a big reminder to not go crazy on the weekends.

After our successful weigh-in (any loss is a loss!), we met our assistant coach, Anne, for a big group workout.  She took us outside for some running, skipping, walking lunges (OUCH!), and lots of squats.

Since I’d already warmed up on the treadmill, I tried to push myself as hard as possible during our time with Anne.

The always-popular butt kicks:

It looks like I have a tiny yellow nub for a right leg. Sexy.

Some slow and low shuffles (followed later by some speedy ones!)

LASER-LIKE FOCUS!

We even had our own mascot mascat! I’ll assume his loud, meowing was actually him cheeering us on.  Then again, his speed running away from me as I tried to take a picture of him suggests otherwise.

DON'T RUN, LITTLE FRIEND!

Oh well, he just made me run faster.

We wrapped up the night with full-team squats!  Looks like team “The Drop Off” knows how to drop it low

Drop it drop it low, girls (and guys!)

It was strange, after a long, intense workout, I burned lots of calories… but I didn’t feel very hungry.

Check out those spikes!!

Luckily, thanks to an amazing coupon, I picked up one of the new Summer Berry Blend Quaker Real Medleys. I don’t go gaga over oatmeal most of the time, but this mix was delicious.

Quick, easy, and delicious.

Just what I needed, but I just wasn’t hungry enough for anything else tonight… I’m sure I’ll be ravenous tomorrow.

Tonight was a great night for my team, and for me, personally.  I’m loving it.

If you weigh yourself, do you have particular days of the week or times of the day you like to do it?

I used to always have the weigh-in Wednesdays with Weight Watchers, but Monday nights have totally been a challenge!  I must remember: No going overboard all weekend, every weekend!

Maybe a few less late night french fries….

7 Comments leave one →
  1. ninajankowicz permalink
    May 1, 2012 9:53 am

    I usually weigh myself after gym workouts in the morning. I usually get unnecessarily upset if I do it at any other time, even though I know that we gain water weight during the day. Curse you, emotions! :)

    Hope you enjoy your last few weeks in the Triangle!

  2. May 1, 2012 11:14 am

    I weigh myself so randomly. usually like twice a week just to check in. I always do it first thing in the morning. I fluctuate A LOT throughout the day, like 5 lbs daily haha

  3. May 1, 2012 11:23 am

    I used to run that path every morning…memories…it’s soo green.

    About the Shark Diving. I never wanted to do it, but then we found the tour with the original ‘sharkman’ from the discovery channel and he has taken so many celebs…Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Anderson Cooper(!)…the list goes on. Now I’m considering. We thought it would be really expensive too, but it’s not. So, right now I’m about 50/50. My latest excuse is that I don’t have a one piece swimsuit.

  4. May 2, 2012 8:09 pm

    I haven’t seen those Quaker things – looks yummy! As for weekends… I hear ya on the fries. And the pizza. And the beer… oh geeze

  5. May 3, 2012 11:46 am

    I think weighing in on Mondays is a great idea–less temptation to get crazy on the weekends!

    For me, I weigh in once a month, about a week after my last cycle. That gives some time for the water weight to disappear!

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