Previous Weight: 186.4
Current Weight: 187.4
Difference: 1 pound gain
So I know I sound like a broken record, but even though I was kind of irritated to step on the scale and see a one pound gain, I'm not too broken up about it. For one, it's shark week, and us ladies know how that goes. Sometimes there's water weight and you just really can't do anything about it. Secondly, I took measurements yesterday and from an inches standpoint I'm where I was back in July, and even lost another quarter inch in my neck (which WTF!). This is why it is SO important to make measurements part of what you use to record your progress. Old me would have been sad to see a gain on the scale and assume I was failing, when truthfully my body is where it was. The pants I'm wearing today were uncomfortably tight two months ago but are loose on me today. I guess what I'm saying is, the scale number is annoying but ultimately it's all good. Ultimately I trust the process and will just keep on as I have been.
Right now I'm in an in between phase between Fitness Blender programs since we're going to LA at the end of next week (!!!), so I didn't want to start anything new. I've been curating my own workout routine and toggling between upper body, lower body and core. It's a good break and forces me to really thoughtfully plan my workouts and not over train one area or another, but I will be glad to get back to Fitness Blender picking the workouts for me!
In general the rest of this week and all of next week are about staying on point and making sure that I'm in a good place for LA, and I'm also trying to plan roughly how to eat while I'm there. Right now my thinking is to just keep breakfasts really light so that lunches and dinners won't be that impactful, and to also just keep portion control/food choices in mind at meals. For instance, I'm still at Canters and having a good time if I have a bowl of matzo ball soup and one black and white cookie as opposed to ordering the soup, two egg creams and half the bakery counter. It will be difficult since there's some stuff I really love in LA, but I just plan to be as mindful as possible while still enjoying myself. Luckily we're going to be doing lots of walking and active things, so that should help matters!
When we get back from LA I'll be starting up FB Flex, which is an upper body program. I'm pretty excited for it, I've been noticing more and more progress in my upper body strength (I'm still a TOTAL weenie at pushups), so I definitely want to keep working and getting stronger.
That's really about it for now! I'll be posting my Friday favorites tomorrow!