The week of 7/12-7/18 was week four and 7/19-25 was week five of Fit By 27.
WORKOUTS THIS WEEK:
- Sunday, 7/12: Tone It Up Bikini Arms 2014
- Monday, 7/13: session of Couch to 5K (working on number 8 on my fitness bucket list).
- Tuesday, 7/14: Went to a Pilates class at my gym! Working on number 1 on my fitness bucket list of attending all the group fitness classes at my gym.
- Wednesday, 7/15: session of Couch to 5K
- Thursday, 7/16: Walk with the dog.
- Friday, 7/17: 13. 4 mile bike ride with Dan in the metroparks near our house, bringing my total miles to miles so far for my goal of biking 100 miles outside by the end of my fall break (number 9 on my fitness bucket list).
- Saturday, 7/18 and Sunday, 7/19: No workout
- Monday, 7/20: Walk with the dog.
- Tuesday, 7/21: I hit balls at the driving range!
- Wednesday, 7/22: No workout
- Thursday, 7/23 and Friday, 7/24: Was putting my classroom together, and walked over 10,000 steps (according to my Fitbit)
- Saturday, 7/25: No workout
- Sunday, 7/26: session of Couch to 5K
NUTRITION THIS WEEK:
My mission is to eat for health!
I was really struggling with food the last week. I indulged in oversized portions of “treat” foods and then felt terribly guilty about it. It sent me in a spiral of crying on my floor and trying to figure out how to move forward. In high school, after I had my 1st knee surgery and was restricted from sports, I became borderline anorexic. I felt overwhelmed with everything and just didn’t eat. I got to my lowest weight ever then. I probably would have kept going except I started swimming again and my perfectionist desire to be the best swimmer ever took precedent and went back to eating “normal” (well, normal for a swimmer).
In college I would get stressed out and eat junk foods even though I knew they would make me sick (what I thought was IBS, but turns out was celiac) b/c the whole binge eating and sick process made me feel better emotionally. Then I tried Weight Watchers and while it worked for losing the freshmen 15 I became OCD and super hard on myself about meeting points exactly. I remembered what happened in high school and I panicked and didn’t want to try to lose weight anymore out of fear I would develop an eating disorder, despite the fact my eating was already pretty disordered. I put the weight I lost back on, plus more.
I continuously struggle between wanting to hold myself accountable and wanting to be kind to myself. I know I can easily go down an unhealthy perfectionist path of OCD, guilt, and restriction, but instead I’m stuck on the unhealthy path of eating whatever I want because it’s easier to not try to be balanced and healthy than to try and fail. Of course this is all complicated by what I now know is celiac disease and the effects it has had on my body. I don’t know the answer. I know I deserve to lose weight, so I can be at a healthy BMI and not risk diabetes. I know my body deserves love while it heals from celiac damage and knee surgery, and it also deserves to be challenged and grow strong. I know my mental health deserves to be a priority and protected. I know I will keep doing my best to give myself those things. I decided to give myself a mantra: “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
WEIGHT AND MEASUREMENTS THIS WEEK:
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