“It’s been one week”

Jan 27, 2017
Day Seven

Weigh-in day. Lost 6 pounds last week! That will not always be the case — that the loss will be as great. I will probably be losing water retention at first, I think. Anyway, down to 360. I was so scared to weigh myself this morning. Worried it would show no progress and i would feel like giving up. Ok still going.

This morning did Beginner’s Bodyweight Workout from website Nerd Fitness. If you are a nerd and would like to increase your fitness, check out this site. It is really good and hilarious too. Example: one of the things the founder Steve says — “Sugar is worse than Darth Vader.” I keep that in mind everytime a cupcake rolls around. Who wants to go over to the dark side just for the price of some frosting?

The Beginner’s bodyweight workout is as follows:

20 squats

10 push-ups

20 lunges

10 dumbbell rows

30 jumping jacks

There is supposed to be a plank in there too, but I cannot do a plank because I cant put any pressure on my knees at all. So I just skip it. Other modifications I had to make is that I am not on the floor for the push-ups. I use the kitchen counter and just walk my feet out a little ways. Also I can’t do a proper jumping jack, so I do a side to side toe tap while doing the jumping jack arms.

Nerd Fitness has a lot of free content and videos of how to do this and other work-outs. I love this site, it has helped lots.


Above pic is an example of Nerd Fitness content. 😄

Yesterday I ate pretty much fruit and veggies all day. I had a bowl of Cheerios in the morning and I allow myself coffee and dressing for dipping the veggies. I bet my lunch was about 6 servings of veggies!

Later in the afternoon I was going into a level of detox. I was a little light-headed and had a headache. My body was probably expecting more sugar and bread and cheese. The headache was pretty bad. Also I was running on just 5 1/2 hours sleep the night before. 

Dinner: I can have a “normal” dinner. We had lasagna. I ate some crackers and salsa after that, then went to my cleaning job. Bam it hit me, I was suddenly so tired. I could barely lift my feet to walk sometimes and my eyes wanted to close. It was so weird and kind of funny. I was thinking slow. Was it still detox and/or the meal of pasta and gluten? It was not fun. I felt so tired that I was feeling doubtful of my plan to lose weight because I have had an increase in energy all week.

Tea and sleep helped. I’m feeling better today and got through the work-out. Nerd Fitness says the first week people are usually great and motivated and THEN — Darth Vader? Smiths in the Matrix? What? What will get me now? Hmmm it will be loss of momentum if anything. So it is good I did the workout. Now on to laundry. 

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Author: CoronerJeans

Forty-something and on my way to becoming a superhero (or rather healthy and stronger and thinner).

One thought on ““It’s been one week””

  1. Don’t give up!! Extra tired means better sleep!! and every step you are taking is a step to a more healthy you!!

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