Michelle Bridges 12WBT: week 2

With any fitness plan, it’s important to remember to be flexible. Life happens, but it doesn’t mean you have to quit. It means you modify your plan and go forward.

I say this because I’m having to modify a few things. Started out last week with a hurt foot, that I think is good now. But the big thing is this week I have to have minor procedure to have an “abnormal cell” mole removed from my back. It’s not cancer, but it’s one that could be someday. So, in order to keep that from happening I’ll have it removed. However, that means stitches. Which means no activity that could pull stitches out. I have been told I can run, but I have to take 48 hours off so for sure I’ll miss my Thursday run this week, but should be good for Saturday. It does mean either no weights or very light lifting. I’m sure it’ll depend on how I feel.

I’ve come too far in marathon training to let this stop me. I will just do my best and take things a little easier the next few weeks.

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It’s week 2 of the preview and it’s going good. If you missed it, week 1 is here. Just a reminder I’m participating in this preview as an ambassador for Girls Gone Sporty. I am being compensated, but all experiences and opinions are my own. I get out of this what I put in.

I like the structure and the accountability of this program. If you haven’t figured it out already, working out, losing weight and hitting goals work better with a partner or more than one.

Knowing that I have all of you plus a small handful of people around me to answer to is helping me a lot.

  • I did not have fast food for lunch at all, it’s actually been since October 23. I had drive-thru for dinner one night but that was to be expected. There’s at least one night a week when cooking just isn’t an option.
  • I did not have soda, sweet tea, cookies or candy (even during Halloween)
  • I did have cake this weekend. (without the frosting)
  • I weighed on Friday and hadn’t lost or gained. I’ll take it. I can tell my belly is looking less bloated and maybe I’ve lost inches. I’m resisting the temptation to measure yet. I’ll weigh again this Friday.

This week’s challenge is 300 push-ups. Obviously it doesn’t have to be in one day. I’ll break those up into a morning and evening session, hoping to get it partially completed before my procedure on Wednesday.

12wbt week2

The food is real food, it’s not frozen meals. There are so many recipes to choose from. You are given a shopping list and nutritional information. My plan this week has one of my favorites: spaghetti and meatballs. They are sneaking in some zucchini in the meatballs.

It’s all about moderation. Losing weight and eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up all food, it shouldn’t be about restriction. It means you eat less, you exercise, you make better choices. It works, I did it.

You have to want it, no one else can decide for you. Sometimes making that decision and taking the first step is the hardest.

Are you making goals? What are you doing to help you achieve them?

Did you workout today?

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4 comments to Michelle Bridges 12WBT: week 2

  1. Martha says:

    Get that mole gone, girl! I just went through with the same thing, but on my tummy. It doesn’t hurt at all, and you will feel so relieved once it happens. And honestly, you will probably not have to worry about skipping out on any activity – I didn’t do deadlifts for a week as a precaution, but I ran like I normally do!

  2. Betsy says:

    I made goals this year for the year, but not really for each month. I might try that next year. But for now this is really working for me. =)

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