Monday Motivation #24



10 Pounds Down!


According to the scale this morning, I’ve lost 10 pounds since the beginning of the year! I know the number on the scale isn’t everything, but it was nice to see, anyway. Looking forward to being out of the 200’s very soon.

There’s really not a visible difference at this point, but I felt like 10 pounds down was a good point to take some progress pics anyway.


Progress Report – January 2017


I’m happy to report that I’ve lost 7.4 pounds since the beginning of 2017. I was aiming for 5, so I thrilled with that. I also managed to improve my time on my 2-mile jog by 2:05.

When we look at the consistency of my workouts, diet, etc., things start to fall apart a bit. Here’s a look at how many days out of 31 that I hit my goals in the following areas:

-Workout: 19/31
-Calories: 17/31 (started logging on Jan. 9th)
-Water: 18/31
-Steps: 9/31

So…I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made, but I still have a lot of work to do. My basic goals for February:
-Be more consistent with everything above.
-Improve the quality of my diet.
-Lose at least 5 pounds.

I’ve also started a new workout program that someone suggested, so I’m excited about that as well. Here’s to a great February!

(EDIT: I’ve also done a terrible job at reading other blogs this past month. I’ll try to do better going forward!)

Daily Log – January 12, 2017

-Treadmill: 2 mi. in 25:04
-30 Day Abs & Squats Challenge, Day 6: 15 sit-ups, 30 crunches, 50 squats
-Weighted Upper Body Workout (see image below)

STEPS: 11,780/10,000


WATER:  104 oz.

WEIGH-IN: 207.8 lbs.

I wasn’t joking in a previous post when I said I’ve gotten physically weak, and this workout today definitely proved it. Thankfully, though, I was able to complete it, although I did have to modify the Renegade Rows (knees instead of full plank), and I did the push-ups at the end on my knees.

I’m happy to see the number on the scale moving in the right direction. I’d like to be at 205 by the end of the month, so it looks like I’m on target to meet or exceed that goal.


Image found on Pinterest.

Daily Log – January 9, 2017

-Treadmill: 2 mi. in 25:13
-30 Day Abs & Squats Challenge, Day 3: 5 sit-ups, 20 crunches, 35 squats

STEPS: 10,725/10,000


WATER: 64 oz.


I started tracking my food intake today with the MyFitnessPal app. It recommended 1,500 calories per day to be on track to lose 2 pounds per week, or slightly over 1,800 to lose 1 pound per week. I feel like I’ll be doing okay if I can keep it somewhere between the two. I’ve also been keeping track of how much water I’ve been drinking, so I thought I might as well list that here, too.