I'm still riding this motivation high at the moment! This has been a really good week for me so I'm halfway waiting for the other shoe to drop at some point, sad to say. Motivation comes in waves for me and along with the good eventually comes the bad. But for now, I'm going to just enjoy it.
Tuesday, I took a rest day because I went and had this done...
I had promised myself a long time ago that if I ever hit ONEderland that I would go drastic and color my hair purple. So I did it! I couldn't be happier with the results. I love my purple and Chris even gave me the biggest compliment and said I should totally keep the purple in. I'm not sure about that but maybe! For now, I am loving it!
Chris also gave me an early birthday present on Tuesday. Since I never really can give him any suggestions about what I want, I actually had an idea this time so he went out and got me a Fitbit Flex.
This is my own opinion but I freaking love this thing. This is basically a pedometer/activity monitor but it's really perfect for my OCD tendencies and making me want to hit my daily goals.
Wednesday's Weigh In basically had me at the holding steady point for the 3rd week. I'm really hoping for a whoosh next week.
Thursday, I got up bright and early to head to mom and dad's to help them finish their yard work. It took about 6 hours, but we got it all done and the yard looks great! Between what Fitbit said and MFP, I burned around 1200 calories! We also grilled some Spiedies (marinated chicken) and enjoyed hanging out with the family. Then Chris and I went home and crashed.
Since Chris had to work the next day, I decided that I would go to the lakes just to see how far I could go. My pace was very slow since I didn't quite get up as early as I would have hoped to avoid some of the heat but all in all, I'd say it was a successful run! I actually PR'ed! Even with stopping to snap a few pictures and a brief water break.
|This was also the first time I ran a complete 5K since March!|
So my game plan for today is to get 45 minutes in on the elliptical and then shower and meet mom and dad to go see the Lone Ranger. And then the rest of the weekend will be me relaxing hopefully! We are trying to get caught up on Breaking Bad so hoping to finish the 4th season this weekend as well.
The Fitbit is definitely going to make me want to get my steps in even on my rest days. That can't be all bad, right?!
How was everyone's 4th of July?
July Exercise Challenge - 205/1500