The real question, is it doing any good?
I’m HUGE on the aspect that 90% of weight loss is what you eat. Granted, part of that is just because I’m not a fan of exercise in general. The other part, is that I’d lost a good portion of my weight (back when I’d lost 80 pounds) with doing very minimal exercise. It was more centered around testing out those exercises for a bit here and there to find ones that I didn’t completely hate. Which boiled down to probably three things.
It’s certainly possible to lose weight without exercising, you just have to be more careful about what/how much you’re eating. I get that, and I did that. And I lost 80 pounds.
I’m still 100% firm on that fact.
However, I’m not completely naive to the fact that your body needs movement and physical activity. But, come on, ya’ll… I hate getting sweaty and sore. Not a fan.
So, like I said Monday, I started walking again. I’ve been walking every.single.day. And sure, it’s not like I’m going out for hikes or whatever. I’m walking at work, but still. It counts! Pro-Tip: Get you a job where you’re on your feet all day.
Those first few days were BRUTAL. I was so sore and achy. One does not go from sitting 80% of 10 hours, to being on there feet and walking for 6+ hours. But it’s not like I could just decide I didn’t want to anymore, right?
So, before this becomes some long winded post about the benefits of walking at work, let’s get down to business. The real reason half of you are reading this post.
Last weigh-in: 215.6
This weigh-in: 207.4
Total lost from highest: 63.3
Can I get a heck yes???
8 whole pounds! Boils down to just over a pound a week. Which I’m totally ok with! I’m only 2 pounds away from being back to my “lightest” since I’d started blogging again.
I’m only about 9.5 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight/pre-baby! Can it still be considered “pre-pregnancy weight” when said baby is now 3? Oh well
However, I’m super stoked. And I’ve even lost a total of 12 pounds since I started tracking it on my FitBit. I got a cool little notification too!
SO, it feels like real progress. And I’m not gonna lie, there were times in there that I didn’t lose a darned thing. But it’s forward motion!
Keep it coming (or going, as it were)!