Today’s Workout: Back at it!

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Now that NYCC is over and I have two complete stories that just need a tiny bit more editing; I’m easing back into workouts. My weight is pretty much the same so there’s little to report here other than I’ll get back to running once these drafts are done.

I don’t know how my running will go around NaNoWriMo, as I’m prepping for that now. Yes, I’m actually trying it out this year. I have an interesting idea and I’m going to have a detailed outline before the end of this month. But for now, more workouts! I put my little Chromebook up on my desk bike and worked while I pedaled. My wireless mouse died and made this an interesting adventure but I was still able to get my heartrate up and also get work done. Totally worth the time.

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Weight Loss Check In.

I’ve been on Saxenda since April so I figure it’s about time for a progress report. Here’s a screenshot from MyFitnessPal!

That’s fresh, too. Just weighed myself this morning!

Now, I know I haven’t been working out much. I’m back to using most of my free time to write but I am sneaking in workouts when I can.

I am super excited to hit the 20 pound mark! I bet my weight loss will go faster once the weather is cooler. I lose all motivation when it’s hot. Dunno why but I’m just more productive in the cooler months than in the summer. Summer sucks.

Anyways, I’ll be trying to check in more often but I am so pleased with my progress so far! I can’t wait to finally reach my goals!

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Today’s Workout: It Burns

I really need to do more upper body work. It bugs me that I still have so many issues doing a damn pushup. I know the ability to perform pushups is not the be all and end all of fitness but it annoys me

But, on the upside, my efforts are paying off and I’m down to 215.8 with a total weight loss of 16.2 pounds!

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I am so excited and hopeful that I’ll be able to keep this up long term and hit my eventual goal of 170. I’m not gonna stress it and try to push for that before the end of the year, just getting under 200 before the end of the year will make me happy.

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Today’s Workout: Consistency

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As in I am in desperate need of it. For me, this week will be all about trying to do a little bit of a workout every day. Today was more stationary bike and I’ve been lowering the resistance to get my speed up. It’s easier to type with less resistance.

Also, I hit the 15 pounds loss! I’m super excited about this. I’m only 17 pounds away from getting under 200; that’s my goal before the end of the year. I’ll be doing more cardio and weights to try and get there; even if it’s just a few minutes. The combination of the Saxenda and keeping active should get me there. It’s worked wonders so far!

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Today’s Workout: Making the most of lunch

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I didn’t have the chance to prep my lunch before I left for work so, I picked a place far off to get something to eat. It may have been a bagel with tuna (no mayo) and I know that’s a bunch of carbs but it was actually nice to be outside.

I don’t know if I’m in the place where I feel comfortable running outside again. Not in this heat for sure, but my main reasons for sticking to the treadmill were other people thinking they have a right to mock me while I’m running. Even if I feel good and I’m getting healthier, it’s disheartening to get teased. If you’re the type of person to do this, you’re not helping. If you think overweight people should go workout, maybe don’t laugh at them when they do.

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Today’s Workout: End of hiatus

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Ah yes, it’s been awhile. Like I’ve been saying, I was focusing on writing and skipping workouts to use that time to write but with this not so short story almost finished, I’m back at itΒ 

This workout was the stationary bike while I picked away at this ending that is being stubborn. I’ll get back to running soon and it may seem silly to delay my weight loss in order to write but I’m trying to recover from the shutdowns devastating my finances. Finishing and selling my writing is slim pickings so far but more stories means more money. If it means paying the mortgage, I thought it was worth it to skip a workout or two.

But I’m writing faster so, I can get back to work here. I am thinking of getting a desk setup for my treadmill so I can walk and type but that’s for later. I want to finish C25K first.

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Today’s workout: I’m a dummy…

I totally forgot to bring my Freewrite Traveler to work with me so I couldn’t write all day. Once I got home, whatever plans I had for this story flew out of my brain. Now I’m back to picking at it until things click back into place.

Luckily for me, sitting there on the bike did shake some things loose. I turned down the resistance so I could go faster and just let the time go by as I wrote. Part of me is wondering if I should get back on the treadmill but just set it really slow so I can keep writing but I worry about not burning enough calories since I’d be walking so slowly. Or maybe that would be better for my knees… If I did that, I certainly wouldn’t use Zombies Run for those workouts. It would ruin my stats.

I am anxious to get back to running but taking this time to write has helped. I’m still not making a lot of money but I’ve finally gotten to the point where I don’t go a month with no sales at all. Maybe it’s not a good idea to so vastly alter my health goals around making money but the bank doesn’t care if I’m fat or thin, just as long as I pay the mortgage.

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Today’s Workout: Almost Done!

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More desk bike today so I can write at the same time and I’m finally close to the conclusion of this novella! This one has been hard going. Sometimes a story will just fall out onto the page, sometimes I have to battle with every letter. This one is leaning more towards the latter.

The editing process is gonna suck…

But getting frustrated with writing does help the workout time go faster but I have the feeling I won’t be able to edit this one on the bike. That’s fine, I have one WIP and one outline to start writing. I’ll have plenty to keep me busy.

Unfortunately, my weight hasn’t changed much; I waffle back and forth between 217 and 219 so, I’ll hold off on posting an update until it’s under 217. I just can’t let those one or two pound daily changes drive me nuts or define my whole day.Β 

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Today’s Workout: Simplicity

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I got on the desk bike because I didn’t feel like running.

That’s it.

Seriously, I don’t have an excuse. I didn’t want to skip a workout but I didn’t want to be on the treadmill either. It wasn’t that I didn’t feel motivated or sore or overtired. I just looked at the thing and went:

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Not every day is going to be perfect when you’re trying to get fit and lose weight. And it’s not like I ate poorly today or ate too much. I still keep my calories low and went for an extra walk on my lunch break (to get something to eat but I picked the bagel place further away for the extra movement). I refuse to feel guilty for taking it easy since my mental health is just as important as my physical health. If I wanna blow off the treadmill to do a workout where I can write at the same time because I enjoy it, then I’m gonna do it.

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Today’s workout: Sleepy…

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I was going to run today but I slept VERY bad. When I’m so tired I can’t organize my thoughts, I don’t trust myself not to fall off the treadmill. I wasn’t about to skip a workout entirely and I need more weight training anyway. The kettlebell was a perfect quick workout before I went to bed early like an old lady.

Later on this week, I’m going to try and re-run yesterday’s failed start to week 8 of c25k because that pace time still bugs me!

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