Saturday, February 18, 2012

Week 6 Weigh-In & Valentine's Date: Part I

Husband and I have been planning all week to go out for Valentine's Day today (Saturday) since he worked on the actual holiday (and who wants to go out on a Tuesday, anyway?). But he was also off last night, so we decided to start our celebrating early. I'll update again after Part II tonight. I can't divulge our plans just yet, because this was my year to plan our date and I don't want to spoil the surprise!

Anyway, last night we decided to make a date night of it and go out for dinner and a movie. We started off at my favorite restaurant, where I proceeded to not follow any of my rules I was going to be so good about and ate honey BBQ chicken tenders w/french fries. Oh, and spinach artichoke dip as an appetizer. YUM. Then we went to see This Means War, and although it was totally cute and I wouldn't at all say it was a disappointment, I didn't like the ending... I didn't like who she chose. But I won't say anymore about that because I don't want to spoil it. CUTE movie. After the movie we came home and BDR decided to give me my present early (since our date today will be a double date and that'd be somewhat awkward to give me a gift at dinner).

A new Pandora charm!
He such a sweet hubby. My mom gave me a Pandora bracelet for Christmas, and since then he's bought me two charms for it. And not just decorative charms... Husband knows how to pick out beautiful and sentimental charms that will mean something to us for a lifetime. The one he gave me last night has four hearts on it. He says they symbolize our family, our marriage, our puppies, and our future children. The other one he got me as a surprise gift the day before he started his last day of college (in January) was:

As I said, he gave me the day before his last day of college. And said that it was to thank me because he wouldn't have made it to his last first day if it wasn't for my encouragement and support. 


He's a keeper, I believe. 


Week 6 Weigh-In... My goodness. We knew this day would come. At least, I did. I've been making poor food decisions for the past couple of weeks and it was only a matter of time before it caught up with me. I'm actually surprised it wasn't worse, because I know the 4 pound loss last week was a mistake. As in, literally, I think somehow the scale messed up. There's no way I could've lost that much, given how poorly I was eating and the fact that I did zero exercise prior to the weigh-in. With that said, this week's number did not disappoint me as much as I know it should. 

Stats for Week 6 Weigh-In with Biggest Loser:
Starting Weight for 2012: 262.2
Previous Weight: 242.6
Current Weight: 245.4

So I gained 2.8 lbs. Eh. Thus is life. I know I can do better and I will do better.

In fact, I'm currently making lunch and will go afterward to the YMCA (for the first time in 3 weeks) to workout with my husband. I will be doubly challenging myself today. Our fitness challenge in my Biggest Loser competition this week is to complete a 5k and post our time (it's a facebook group). So I will be pushing myself on the treadmill to complete it in under 45 minutes. My other personal goal is to complete a new Peak Fitness workout BDR's aunt sent me earlier this week. Here's some info copied from the article:
Here's a summary of what a typical Peak Fitness routine might look like:
  1. Warm up for three minutes
  2. Exercise as hard and fast as you can for 30 seconds. You should feel like you couldn't possibly go on another few seconds
  3. Recover for 90 seconds
  4. Repeat the high intensity exercise and recovery 7 more times
A video of a trainer doing the workout on an elliptical can be found here

Can I just say something really quick? YIKES. Even the trainer's ass gets kicked in this workout. I'm going to have BDR do it alongside me (oops, haven't told him that yet) so I don't feel like as much of an idiot when I pass out and fall off the elliptical. Because hopefully, he'll be passing out and falling off, too. Wait, did I just hope that my husband falls off an exercise machine, which would possibly cause physical harm to himself? I take it all back. Except for the part where he does it, too.

Anyways. We'll see if I'm even alive to go on Part II of our Valentine's Day date tonight. I'll let ya know. Well, I guess I won't be able to let ya know if I'm dead.

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. aw! your hubby is so sweet!

    Good luck with your training, intervals are NO JOKE, they always raise my heart rate considerably!

  2. Your husband sounds like a doll!

    Sorry to hear you gained but if you know your messing up you know why there's a gain, get back into it an do what you gotta do!


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