Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Weekly Check-In: Down and Dirty in 30 Week 2

It is the second weigh in for the Down and Dirty Challenge and I was really nervous getting on the scale this morning. My weekend totally threw me off and I spent the last couple days trying to pull it all back together. All in all I would say I did ok, I didn't lose like I had hoped, but I didn't gain either and after an open house and a family reunion, not to mention beer, I can't complain about staying the same.
Here are the official numbers:
Starting weight: 210
Week 1: 207.1
Week 2:207.1
Total Loss: 2.9 lbs
Goal for Challenge: 10 lbs
Pounds to go: 7.1
I know that if I would have done better on the eating front then the scale would have moved. So I am even more determined to do well in the next weigh in. Even though my eating leaves something to be desired I have been working really hard in during my workouts. I did take an extra day off on Sunday from any workouts, but otherwise I have been pushing myself and surprising myself with what I can do. I was so nervous last week to have the 20 minute run as part of my c25K training, but I did it. I was so proud of myself when I was done, it was a great feeling. I have also been picking through some of my workout DVD's and trying some new ones. Back in January I won a copy of Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover and I popped that into the DVD player this week. It was a great workout for strengthening and since I had already done my cardio for the day I was super warmed up and limber. I totally felt it the next day, it was more of a tenderness to the muscles as opposed to being sore. Last night I grabbed a DVD I had gotten from my neice, it was Kim Kardashian's Fit in Your Jeans by Friday workout. Not something I would have picked off the shelf at the store, but I am glad I tried it. Again I was already warmed up from a 2 mile run but this time I could really feel the muscles working when I did the squats and lunges. I am feeling it today as well.
This weekend the boys are all going out of town and I have the whole house to myself. I am beyond excited about it. I never get to be home alone and I am looking forward to it, but I am glad it is only for a weekend, I start to miss them after a couple days. Anyway I am excited to see what the scale will show next week when I don't have any help to get derailed over the weekend. Gary loves to have dinner out on Friday nights and he loves to eat at greasy spoon kinda restaurants, so it will be nice to see what happens when I don't eat out or at open houses or family reunions! Good luck to everyone this week! And way to go to those of you that lost, I am totally jealous!


  1. Enjoy your time alone this weekend, Carrie!!

    Sounds like you've got a nice variety of workouts going on, and that's great! I'm sure the scale will move down next week, so don't fret :)

    Have a great week!

  2. Enjoy your alone time! Jealous!
    Sounds like you know what you need to do, can't wait to hear about your amazing results next week!

  3. just keep playing with it, you'll get it figured out. have a great weekend (although it sounds like that goes without saying)