Today’s Workout: Editing

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With a rough draft done and Thanksgiving over, I’m back to working out. I decided to keep editing on my desk bike and holy crap, did I feel exactly like I haven’t worked out properly in weeks! I feel wrecked. Good thing I decided to bike instead hopping right on the treadmill for a run. My knees are BURNIN!

I going to do my best in getting back into my regular routine and losing weight on schedule again. Unfortunately, I did gain weight back after missing my Saxenda for a month; I went back up to 217. But now that I’ve restarted, I’m down to 214.

Once I finalize my edits, I’ll have a final word count for NaNoWriMo but luckily, adding more detail and fixing errors doesn’t require as much focus as the original blitz to the end. I can divide my attention by biking at the same time. Because man, I need to get strong again after being so sedentary for so long.

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Today’s Workout: Deskbike + Freewrite = WIN

Okay so, my blog is going to be taken over by NaNoWriMo…

Anyways, putting my Freewrite Traveler on the desk bike really helped me get to my fitness and word goals for the day. I do tryto sneak in words during the whole day but having that dedicated time on the bike does wonders.

You can tell in my heartrate where I was thinking more about the book I’m working on than my workout. A calorie burned is a calorie burned.

Also… I am STILL waiting for the insurance company to approve my Saxenda refill. I am NOT happy about this because I barely get paid enough to make ends meet so paying full price for this out of pocket is just out of the question unless I win lotto or become an international best seller within the next 48 hours. With a Netflix deal. With a cut of the merch sales…

Hey, I gotta dream big here.

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Today’s Workout: Outline Work

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Yup, I’m still prepping for NaNo. I hopped on the bike while I worked and you can tell where I was paying attention to the outline more than my pedaling. But hey, anything is better than just sitting in the chair, right?

I’m still waiting for my Saxenda refill so my weight hasn’t changed much. I have noticed that even thought it’s been a few weeks (yeah, WEEKS), I haven’t gone back to my pre-Saxenda food consumption. I’m still eating smaller meals (despite me playing around with different types of noodles, if you’ve seen my Instagram) and feeling a bit sick if I try to eat too much. Does this mean the drug lingers in my system longer than I thought or has my stomach shrunk? I have no idea. But I have been in contact with my doctor to resume my prescription. Hopefully, that will get worked out soon.

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Today’s Workout: Kettlebell in Kettle Corn Season

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You know that leftover Halloween candy will be calling our names soon. I like to get some to give out then raid the clearance section once Halloween is over. Those Reese’s pumpkins are amazing and I buy a huge bag every year (even though I really shouldn’t).

I am still waiting for my refill of Saxenda, sadly. I feel bad about calling the doctor again but I may have to. This is taking way too long and my goal was to be under 200 before the end of the year and it’s frustrating to have that delayed. I have 15 more pounds to go! I don’t need these people playing games with my medications.

 

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Today’s Workout: Preptime!

Now that my newest book is ready to release (comes out tomorrow!), I can focus on prepping for NaNoWriMo. So, today I propped my little Chromebook on my Wirk Bike and started a chapter by chapter breakdown of what I want to happen in this new book. And I was smart enough to stretch after because, I’ll be honest, I haven’t been working out as much.

I also need to make sure I’m more active because my insurance company decided to play games with my Saxenda; taking so long to approve my refill that I ran out. Good thing this isn’t something I need to live because this is BS. I did talk to my doctor and I should get it soon but come on. This shouldn’t be such an issue.

Anyways, I’ll be getting back to more workouts now. I actually felt more stiff not moving around than after a workout. My job is sedentary enough. Moving around is what I need.

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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 Workouts: Double Whammy

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I had an interesting webinar about anti-racism so I was able to hit the under desk peddler while I listened to it. I was supposed to have an online appointment after work so I’d planned to have no time to workout when I got home; but it ended up getting moved. So, I threw in an extra one.

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I may not always make it to a few thousand steps in a day (ahh, the desk life) but I love that some days, I can sneak in just a tiny bit more activity. I may never get to the 6-pack abs 0% body fat range but, I’m happy with where things are trending. I hope I’ll be fitting into some of my smaller clothes before the end of the month!

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Today’s Workout: Abs

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I have my Ab Trainer app set to annoy me every day to do it and today I finally listened. I like this app because the workouts are short. They are so easy to fit into any point in the day and hard talk yourself out of. It’s only 8 minutes. Some of the exercises are standing, too. It’s not just crunches and sit-ups forever.

I’ll be getting in my cardio tomorrow if all goes according to plan. Probably the bike again as a time saving measure.

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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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