This blog contains affiliate links and ads. This means that if you click on one and make a purchase I will earn a small commission for referring you. It costs you no more. Thank you for your continued support of FitViews! xoxo, Kerri O.

Rambling Weekly Recap

Well, how was your week? Mine was busy. Workouts, food tracking, daily life, plus getting ready for a double birthday party this weekend (My youngest boys' b-days are a little over a week apart so we have their party together). Busy.

I changed my weigh ins to Thursday because my rest day on ChaLEAN is moving to Thursday. I had a guest post yesterday, so I didn't do a weigh in post. My weight was 172.5. So, I lost the 1.5 I had gained and am moving back in the right direction. Relieved. 

I didn't do so well posting my food every day. I posted several, but not all. Just didn't get it done. Kind of time consuming taking pics of everything I eat, then tracking in Sparkpeople, then doing a post. I have however tracked every day in Sparkpeople. I will keep that up and probably do food accountability posts a few times a week now. Every day is just a lot. We'll see.

I have been wearing my heart rate monitor all day the last two days. Interesting. Yesterday was my rest day, but I was still cleaning house, went shopping, etc. Fairly active. My heart rate monitor said I only burned 1292 calories all day. Wow. If that is correct that would explain why I can't eat as many calories. Wearing it again today. Information is always good.

I finished up the Burn Phase of ChaLEAN Extreme. I will try to get a proper review post on it up soon. Lost 1.5 pounds in that month. I know I would have lost more if my eating hadn't been out of control the first couple of weeks of it. Live and learn. Upped my protein and now not so famished. I have however gotten into a pair of jeans I haven't been able to wear in YEARS, so must be losing inches. My body fat percentage is now 31.3%. It was 32.4% at the end of March. I started Phase 2 of ChaLEAN, the Push Phase today. Loving it. Bought some 15 pound weights for it. Woo. They are all huge and manly looking. But weights are for girls! (still tweeting #weightsareforgirls often, spreading the love). I felt all awesome buying them. I crack myself up often.
 This is the 5s I used for most of my workouts (I used 8s some too) before ChaLEAN Extreme, next to my new 15s.

Something I have realized this week is that I have become a little overwhelmed with the last bit of weight I have to lose. It seems daunting. I have decided that I need to break down my bigger goal into bite sized smaller goals. So that I can feel that sense of accomplishment and focus on smaller more immediate goals. 

I have 27.5 pounds left to lose. Which might seem like a lot, but after losing 53.5 it seems like the downhill portion to me. Instead of focusing on that number I will break it down into goals of how much I want to try to lose each month. Mentally it just seems better for me that way.

For the remainder of May my goal is to lose 3 more pounds. That will get me under 170. A barrier I have struggled with for a while. It is also my goal to get my hair done. Can't wait. I am finding it so much easier to focus on that 3 pounds than just some airy goal of 'losing weight'.

How was your week? Learn anything new? Any victories you want to share?

Have an awesome weekend everyone!