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Face The Music Friday #11

on November 29, 2013

My weight this week is:


Beginning:  240
Last week:  186.9
This week: +1.2 lb
Total loss:  51.9 lb

I’m still dealing with residual bloat that usually hangs around for two weeks, but this also includes Thanksgiving yesterday as well. I’m not gonna lie, I ate what I wanted and loved every minute of it. It’s not a whole lot of fun not eating your favorite foods for one day because you’re dieting. One day isn’t going to screw up a year’s worth of progress and I just keep telling myself that. Back on the horse we go!



My workouts this week weren’t stellar. I took 2 unscheduled rest days this week because I just think I needed it. My body has been fighting me with soreness lately and I think it was yelling at me. I still did pretty well overall (going up in weights again this week on most exercises) and I rocked my Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning so it’s not all bad!

Fitness this week:

Saturday – 50 min elliptical

Sunday – Shoulders, Legs, Core (all sets of 4, 8 reps per set):
DB OH press – 20 lb, DB front raise – 12.5 lb, DB lat raise – 10 lb, Barbell upright row – 30 lb
Leg press – 90 lb, Leg extension – 70 lb, Leg curl – 80 lb, Hip Abductor + Adductor – both 160 lb, Calf Extension – 70 lb
Plank – 45 sec x 4

Monday – Unscheduled rest day

Tuesday – Chest, Triceps, Core (all sets of 4, 8 reps per set):
Bench Press – 17.5 lb each side, Fly – 75 lb, Cable uppercut – 10 lb each side, Push-ups to failure – 7 (no knees), 20, 17 (last two on knees)
Tricep Dips – (Assisted w/ 95 lb), Rope pull-down – 27.5 lb, Kickbacks – 12.5 lb
Ab Crunch – 70 lb, Torso rotation w/ cable – 20 lb, Cable hold – 15 lb x 30 sec, Knee Raise – 10 x 4, Plank – 45 sec x 4

Wednesday – Unscheduled rest day

Thursday – Turkey Trot 5K (recap to come)

Friday – rest


For the music this week, I’m going slow and serious. My choice this week was Breathe Me by Sia. Not only is the song itself haunting (and been used in numerous TV shows and movies), but it strikes a chord with me for other reasons. I may or may not decide to write about those reasons some day, but for now, they’ll stay with me.

Think about friends or family you have that may be struggling. Give them a call. Give them a hug. Tell them you think about them. Tell them you love them.



4 responses to “Face The Music Friday #11

  1. Desiree' says:

    Sorry about the gain this week. It is so hard with the double whammy of bloating and Thanksgiving! Next week, you’ll be back on track too I bet. I had a rough time on the exercise front this week too but back at it starting yesterday. We had a lot going on between last weekend’s uncle visit and then just prepping for Thanksgiving. I ended up having to go out to my mom and dad’s a lot last week. Back at it though now. I didn’t log my food yesterday but full steam ahead today!

  2. Hey – amen on the comments about eating food on Thanksgiving. To me, you’re training for a lifetime of healthy habits. If completely skipping out all holidays is part of that lifestyle that’s one thing, but I think it’s much better to work those things into your new, healthy lifestyle, in a way that doesn’t completely derail your goals. Good for you for seeing the bigger picture and not worrying about it for that one day!

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