Back on the Scale

Weight…Gain Wednesday

I weighed myself for the first time this morning in about two weeks, and my weight is up a little over three pounds. I know that this number is a reflection of the unhealthy food choices that I have been making lately, and I am the only one who can (and will) change it.

Danny’s weight has stayed exactly the same since last week. About seven more days to go until the DietBet ends!

When I ran the 5k last Saturday, my calves were extremely tight and very painful by the end of the run. Since we have another 5k this Saturday, I have been trying to stretch my calves and foam roll more.

This morning, I took out the calf stretcher that Marlene gave me and put it to good use.

(I have no idea where that bruise on my leg came from…)

Hopefully, I can get into the habit of using it more. After I stretched my calves, I foam rolled for just a few minutes. I also plan on going to yoga tonight.

Of course, I can’t have a piece of exercise equipment out without Jaden needing a turn.

Today’s Workout

  • Final Plank for the March Plank-a-Day Challenge: 5 minutes and 3 seconds!!!
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • 2 miles, outside! Chilly and windy

Since I missed doing the plank on March 1st, I did my last plank for the March plank-a-day challenge this morning. I put on my music and held it as long as I possible could – a little over 5 minutes! Towards the end, my body was shaking uncontrollably, but I held strong!!

I will still continue to do the plank, just not every single day.

I decided that I should probably start training for the 15k coming up, so after BodyPump I went outside to run. I am so used to the treadmill that running outside was hard! It was really windy so my eyes were watering and my nose was running, but the training plan only calls for two miles, so I got them done!

I plan on loosely following this training plan, changing it up to fit my schedule.

I wore my Mizunos outside for the first time. They feel really good and give a lot of support which I need.

After running, I went to pick up Miss Movie Star my niece.

How cute is she?!


Lunch this afternoon was a salad topped with cranberries, walnuts, pear, and Vidalia onion dressing. I used a Anjou pear instead of a Bartlett pear and it was so much better – I never realized that there was such a taste difference between the two pears. I also had a bagel thin with two egg whites, provolone cheese, and strawberry preserves <—- Trust me, its delicious!

Have a great afternoon!

  • Do you have a favorite pear? I didn’t…until today.
  • What’s your longest plank time?
  • Have you ever stuck to a training program?
  • Ever meet/see anyone famous?


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11 Responses to Back on the Scale

  1. Great job on the plank!! Have you noticed a difference in your abs since starting the challenge?

    I bet the weight gain is just water from indulging over the weekend. If you stay healthy and consistent this week I bet it will be gone in no time!!

    • I feel like my abs feel stronger but I don’t really notice a physical difference. I have always had a hard time trying to tone my abs – I think it’s from having two babies! I know my love for sweets doesn’t help!

  2. Emina

    I told you that you could do a 4minute plank at the end of march, but 5?! Incredible! Wow

  3. Awesome job on the plank! That’s a difficult move!

  4. Holy cow–that’s a long plank hold! Good for you. And don’t be too hard on yourself about the 3 pounds . . . you look amazing!! :)

  5. Shani

    Great job on the plank challenge. Makes me wonder how long you could hold a reverse blank. I’m still sore from doing one on Tuesday.

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