Keto Day 43: Week 6 Weigh-in – Start of Week 7

Feeling: Amazeballs!

224.2 -3.4 -13.4 -27 84.2

Weigh-in this week was great, as you can see.  I’m 3.4 lbs down from last week, even dealing with Shark Week still.  That puts me at 27 lbs forever gone, 13.4 of that on Keto alone since November 1st.

To say I’m happy about the weigh-in is an understatement.  I was expecting a loss but not that large of one.  I started DDP Yoga 2 weeks ago, and just the improvement I’ve gotten in my upper body strength alone has been worth it – even if I didn’t show a loss.

I also hit a milestone with this loss.  I’ve now lost 10.7% of my starting body weight.  Woot!  I’m also super close to the my -30 lbs milestone.  I should hit that before the New Year!  Double Woot!

Keto Day 41: Last Workout of 2nd Week of DDP Yoga

DDP Yoga Day 13
New Wake-Up 2.0
Energy Classic
20 minute walk (Dreadmill) 2.5mph

I was up today before my Fitbit alarm went off.  My body has started doing that.  Waking me up anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour before I’m “scheduled” to wake up.  So I got up, let the dogs out, and did my wake-up routine.

Today I pushed myself though. I did the full unmodified pushup in plank position. No knees for me!  My form needs work, I could feel my butt raised up a little so that’s something I need to work on – but I challenged myself and did it!

I still have Energy to do later as well as my walk on the Dreadmill. 😀  Going to put everything I have into my workouts today since tomorrow’s rest day.  So far today I feel a lot better than last Sunday.  This is the end of my second week doing DDP Yoga.  The difference in my strength, especially my upper body, is already noticeable. I love it.

The back pain I had going into this – which was my real catalyst to start DDP Yoga again – has all but disappeared.  I still feel twinges when I do anything that requires persistent bending or leaning over (like doing dishes), but it’s nothing terrible and will hopefully be eased as I lose more weight.

So yeah – rest day tomorrow as the last day of my second week,  then weigh in on Tuesday.  This has been a week of challenges.  I faced them and conquered them.  I’m very happy with my progress so far and look forward to stepping into Week 3.

Workouts Completed
Day 13 – Week 2 rest days are counted
Total: 20
(Started 11/29) 
Wake-Up: 8
Energy: 6
Fat Burner: 5
Live Workout 12/8

Keto Day 38: First Live DDP Yoga Workout

DDP Yoga Day 10
New Wake-up 2.0
Live workout on DDPYogaNow App (12/8)

Soooo, I challenged myself today.  I’ve been eyeing that app countdown to the live workout all week, working up the nerve to just jump in and try it.  Well, I did.  And there were tears.

It was dubbed “beginner beginner,” but boy, I put everything I could into it.  I engaged the entire time, watched my HRM carefully to not hurt myself, but I must have gotten hot or just emotional? Who knows, but I started sobbing a little at one point.  Not from pain – I didn’t hurt myself.  I was just super shaky and couldn’t stop sobbing. It’s slightly embarrassing, but there you have it.

I kept doing the poses as well I as could.  My kid, who is just awesome, turned a fan to blow on me to help cool me down, kept bringing me water so I could push on.  I didn’t quit.  I did the full 50 minutes (or 45 he started a little late), to the best of my abilities.  Now that I’m fully cooled down, I feel AMAZING!

I ended up burning 390 calories, and my heart stayed in the cardio zone for 33 minutes.  Despite the tears, I’m kinda proud of myself.  Since starting – 10 days ago – I’ve only alternated between Energy Classic and Fat Burner Classic – and Fat Burner really kinda kicks my butt when I put everything into it.  This one – even though it was a beginner class – let me put a lot into it and get a lot back out.

My strength is building, but I still groan inwardly when it’s time for pushups.  I modify on my knees of course, and do what I can (usually hold for 9 – though I’ve been trying to go down more lately).  I can do much more than I did 10 days ago, that’s for sure.

But yeah.  It’s my workout, I’ll cry if I want to!

Workouts Completed
(Started 11/29)
Wake-Up: 5
Energy: 4
Fat Burner: 4
Live Workout 12/8