“The scale can’t measure behavior or determination, two things that are much more important to long-term weight loss than the numbers themselves. So the scale cannot be the only measure we use to feel successful.”
Who has a Non-Scale Victory this week?
I’m proud of myself this week. A new week and I’ve returned to Weight Watchers. I’ll post more on that decision and why I personally like WW later, but it was hard to go back after regaining, but I’m glad to have some added support and accountability again.
Sunday I returned to my old meeting and then right after I went to the pool. It was rough. I haven’t swam consistently in a long time and my arms were killing me not even 400m in. It was insane and ultimately I know that by being lazy and skipping the pool I set myself up for that. I definitely have lost all endurance when it comes to swimming. In the end I got maybe a little over 1800m or so in the hour. I love swimming and it is a great form of exercise because it is low impact.
I like to change up my workouts though. I like to swim to help with endurance, cardio, stretching my muscles, and if I’m sore and don’t think I can do impact workouts then it is a great alternative. I am going to work my way up to swimming 3 times a week again, baby steps. Other than swimming, this week I’ve been doing some circuit training at bootcamp and also a little t25. For t25 I like to burn around 300 calories and at the gym my goal is to always hit 500 in the hour. I wear a polar heart rate monitor and track with that. I find that wearing it and checking in motivates me to push harder sometimes when I see that I’m close to my goal and want to break past it.
In addition to getting back into varying my workouts, and working out more than twice a week, I’ve been tracking all my points. It really is crucial to track throughout the day, or pre-track if I can, so I can see where I stand and make better food choices.
I’ve been so down on my self and ashamed for having continued my negative cycle and regaining weight, but I’m feeling good. Only has been a few days, but I’m proud that I’ve recommitted and making positive plans!