I have just completed week 5 of the Nutrisystem program and I feel better than ever. Honestly. I can't believe how much of a difference I can tell just after a month and the fact that I lost 15 pounds in the first 4 weeks made me feel pretty amazing. This past week I decided to set some new goals for myself for the next 4 weeks. One of those goals that I made was that I want to lose 1-2 pounds every week this month. Aside from the pounds, I also set a goal to lose at least 10 inches this month. I weigh myself weekly but I only take measurements once a month so I won't know until the end of week 8 if I have hit this goal but I am working really hard on trying to work every part of my body to shed inches. I also made some new fitness goals for myself. I added an extra strength training work out 4 times/week and I have been trying to get some extra cardio in. When I first started walking/running in week 1, sadly I could not even manage to run for more than 60 seconds at a time without having to stop and walk. It took me almost 19 minutes to walk/jog a mile when I first started out. I made a vow that I would try to shave off some of that time every week and my goal was to run a full mile without having to stop and walk at all. I knew this was going to be a tough one because I haven't ran in forever but I have been working so hard and this week, for the first time, I ran the entire mile. It took me 12 minutes and 40 seconds which isn't terrific but for me, it's AMAZING!!!!
I learned this week that having goals is what is going to keep me sane and encouraged through this journey. When I stepped on the scale for weigh-in this morning, I was really depressed at first because I only lost 1 pound. All the hard work and extra workouts that I have incorporated and I only lost 1 measly pound but then I got to thinking. I added those strength training exercises this week which includes lifting weights for my flabby arms and they are looking much more toned in just a week. Muscle weighs more than fat so I guess that I probably just built up some extra muscle this week. And with all of the running I am doing, I have to be building muscles in my legs as well so that is probably a big part of it too. So I am not disappointed with only a 1 pound loss this week. I feel pretty proud that I stuck to the plan for another week and I know that the muscle I am building is only going to help me burn more fat in the end. Plus, I had several people stop me this week and ask me what I am doing to lose weight! That, my friend, is SUCCESS!!!!
Week 1: 7 pounds
Week 2: 3 pounds
Week 3: 2 pounds
Week 4: 3 pounds
Week 5: 1 pound
Total weight lost: 16 pounds
*I am being provided four months of
Nutrisystem food and counsel for free as a blogger. All opinions are 100% my own*