Fit Friday: Update (week 5)

It’s that time again! Time to step on the scale…yay?

This week actually went really well. My goal was to significantly increase my exercise and I believe I achieved this. I went to the gym three times, where I did 1 hour on the cross trainer (burning 630 kcals each session) and then followed this with 30 minutes of weight training. On the days off, I made sure to go walking and did a couple 60 minute yoga sessions during the week.

I had hoped to go on one or two hikes as well, but the weather turned cold and wet over the weekend and remained so for the entire week. According to the forecast, the rain will stop on Tuesday next week. Dear Lord,  I really hope this is true!

I wanted to touch on weight goals this week. I think it’s really important to set reasonable and achievable goals. I find it helpful to pick an ultimate end goal weight, but to also choose small goals to strive for in between.

For me, my first goal is to get into the 120’s again. I’ve still not reached this yet, but I’m soooo close. Ultimately, I’d like to be at 125 lbs (56.7kg). I’ve weighed in lighter than this a few times (around 120lbs / 55kg), but I was never able to maintain this long term. My body likes being at 125 and I’ve been able to maintain this weight for long periods of time, without restricting my diet drastically.

For a short girl, I also have fairly large bones. When I get below 125, my hip bones become very prominent as well as my collar bone and ribcage. When I reached 118 on the Dukan Diet last year, Martin really did not like the new skeletal look, and to be honest, I think I look better with a bit more meat on my bones…I just want that meat to be toned.

Me, in Thailand (6 years ago), after a steady diet of bananas and street food:

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Now, I realise that watching the scale is not for everyone. For me, though, it has always been a way to keep myself on track. The couple of times I’ve let the pounds pile on I did not have a scale and when I finally weighed myself I was shocked to see the number. Checking my weight every couple of weeks does help me maintain my weight. Before now, if the scale was up a couple of pounds I would make sure to eat extra healthy the following week and the extra weight would quickly go away. Unfortunately, the scale was the last thing we brought over from the UK (3 months after moving here). I knew I had gained some weight, but I didn’t realise it was over 5lbs.

This week has not shown much of a change in terms of my stats, but I do feel a lot better and more confident in my work-out clothes, which for me, feels like a big success.

I am going to continue with a similar fitness routine next week, which will hopefully also include a long mountain hike.

xx BHF

{updates on my stats after the jump}

 

Current Stats as of 11/07/2014:

  • Measurements: Bust – 34″ (no change) / Waist – 26″ / Hips – 40″ (down 0.5″)
  • Weight: 131.4 lbs / 59.6 kg (no change)
  • Height: 5’3″ / 160 cm
  • BMI: 23.3 (healthy) (no change)

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