50 and weekly reflections: 10/27 – 11/2

Change in weight (10/27/20 – 11/02/20):  -1.4 LBS

Last week was a tough week. I was coming to grips with the fact that I had been in a slump of mind, spirit, and body for a few weeks. Sometimes the hardest part is recognizing it and admitting it. At least once you do that, you can stop lying to yourself and figure out how to move forward. And that is what I did.

I knew I had to get back into my active routine, because that helps balance me out. I started off Monday with a great ride and had a bunch of great rides this week. One was a 60 Climb ride where I PR’d. I also made sure to get my walks in and that really helped.

I still get giddy with the first snowfall

What showed me that I was back in the groove and feeling good was the fact that I still went for a walk, and wanted to, the other morning when it was 40 degrees and raining. As I was lacing up my sneakers I thought “alrighty, I’m back on it!”

I just hit 50 pounds lost since I started this journey last December. I am going to save a lot of my thoughts and reflections for the one year post, but I will reiterate a few things that have become abundantly clear over this time.

  1. My weight on the scale does not represent anything other than a snapshot of a moment in time.

    This number doesn’t show my weight as much as it shows a commitment. It doesn’t show anything about my value, but the effort it took the get here says everything about my value. This is a flag or a billboard for myself and others to see that this guy is doing what this guy wants and what this guy feels he deserves. I deserve to attain my goals, reach for success, and further along my life in the way I see fit. I am attaining that every day.
  2. I can do what I previously thought was beyond reach

    I spent years saying “I guess this is how it is.” I was wrong. I needed to prove to myself first, that I could. Now far less seems beyond reach.
  3. This commitment, dedication, and pride spreads to all aspects of my life.

    This confidence that comes from taking ownership of my life, my body, and my feelings has helped me recognize that in other areas, I deserve what I am worth. This has allowed me to work harder, demand more, and not settle when I know something is not worth my time.

    I have truly discovered a new way of recognizing my value and this self awareness is priceless.

I have one more month before it has been 1 year. 1 year of change, dedication, effort, and success. I am becoming a better version of myself daily.

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How did I do on last weeks action plan?:

  1. 5 Cardio workouts. 1 45 min ride, 1 HIIT Ride, 1 Low Impact ride, 1 run. Attained
  2. 2 Strength Sessions (Tues/Sat) Not attained
  3. Plan out my meals, stick to them, and portion snacks. Attained.
  4. 2 additional outdoor activities. This can include walks with my daughter, disc golfing, skiing, etc. Attained
  5. 3 dedicated stretch sessions. 2 10-min lower body and 1 10 min full body (Mon/Wed/Fri). Not Attained
  6. 20-30 minute midday walk on work days. Attained
  7. Track every bite. Attained
  8. Drink 10 glasses of water per day. Attained
  9. Find some quiet time to calm my thoughts and mind. 2 5-10 minute sessions. Attained

Action Plan

  1. 5 Cardio workouts. 1 45 min ride, 1 HIIT Ride, 1 Low Impact ride, 1 misc ride, 1 run.
  2. 2 Strength Sessions (Tues/Sat)
  3. Plan out my meals, stick to them, and portion snacks
  4. 2 additional outdoor activities. This can include walks with my daughter, disc golfing, skiing, etc
  5. 3 dedicated stretch sessions. 2 10-min lower body and 1 10 min full body (Mon/Wed/Fri)
  6. 20-30 minute midday walk on work days
  7. Track every bite
  8. Drink 10 glasses of water per day
  9. Find some quiet time to calm my thoughts and mind. 2 5-10 minute sessions

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DateChange in Weight
12/1*
12/2*-5.4 lbs
12/9-5.4 lbs
12/16-3.4 lbs
12/23+2.8 lbs
12/29-1.2 lbs
1/6-1.4 lbs
1/13-1.6 lbs
1/20-1.4 lbs
1/27+0.4 lbs
2/3-1.2 lbs
2/10-4.6 lbs
2/17+0.4 lbs
2/24-1.6 lbs
3/2-3.2 lbs
3/9+1.8 lbs
3/16-3.2 lbs
3/23-0.6 lbs
3/30+0.4 lbs
4/6-1.6 lbs
4/13+0.8 lbs
4/20-1.8 lbs
4/270 lbs
5/4+2.4 lbs
5/11-5.2 lbs
5/180 lbs
5/25-1.0 lbs
6/1-1.2 lbs
6/8-0.4 lbs
6/15-0.8 lbs
6/22+0.8 lbs
6/29-1.4 lbs
7/6-2.4 lbs
7/13+2.4 lbs
7/20-1.6 lbs
7/27-0.4 lbs
8/3-1.2 lbs
8/10+0.4 lbs
8/17-1.4 lbs
8/24-1.4 lbs
8/31-0.2 lbs
9/7-0.6 lbs
9/14-1.4 lbs
9/21+0.2 lbs
9/28-1.8 lbs
10/5-0.2 lbs
10/12-1.0 lbs
10/19-1.0 lbs
10/26+0.8 lbs
11/2-1.4 lbs

* I first weighed myself on a Sunday night and began the regular weigh-ins the following morning

-Ben

One thought on “50 and weekly reflections: 10/27 – 11/2

  1. Pingback: let your setbacks launch your successes and weekly reflections: 11/3 – 11/9 – a better ben

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