This is the next post in a series I started after realising recently that my apathy and laziness was causing weight gain and a relapse of my more severe PMDD symptoms. You can read the rest of the posts here, from oldest to newest:
I’m publishing late this week but I’m still counting the week as Weds-Weds.
Goal: Minimum 10,000 steps a day
Well, this week was an absolute wash out. Last Thursday and Friday I felt so tired that I struggled to drag myself out to walk, which was likely a result of my period, which meant I only clocked up a couple thousand steps. Exactly as predicted, once I missed one 10k step day the rest just flopped. I managed to pull it back on Saturday/Sunday but a combination of work, kids and low mood after I crashed hard on Monday (period) saw me fail again to reach 10k steps Mon-Weds. I was close on Tuesday, but that’s not really any consolation. Thurs-Fri is strictly speaking in week 4 (as I’m late writing up) but I’m hoping to reach 10k today and get back on track for next Wednesday.
Goal: Three bodyweight sessions a week
Although I have met this goal, I’ve only just managed it. I did PE with Joe on Monday, yoga on Tuesday and a pre-recorded DISCOaerobics session on Wednesday. That’s it though: no ROMWOD at all this week!
Goal: Three weighted workouts a week
I’ve done two sessions of bench (and accessory) work this week, and even some surprisingly good deadlifts. I’ve not met my workout count goal but I’m pleased with the sessions I have done and it feels so so good to be lifting heavy things again that I ain’t even mad.
I would really like to get back under the bar and do some leg work (ALL THE SQUATS) in the coming days so that will likely be the source of my third session into week 4, assuming I keep up the bench momentum.
Last week I expressed cynicism about being so stable, and it turns out rightly so as my mood plummeted shortly after. It could have been anything (although probably hormones) and while I’m not willing to let things slip for the sake of a bad week I know that I need to get a better handle on when things do turn down because moving my butt gets rid of it faster than sitting around dwelling on it.
I haven’t weighed myself this week so not sure where I am at from that point of view, although my lifting picking back up I’m expecting some changes there both as a direct result of being under the bar and (as previously mentioned) from creatine. Although I still plan on eventually getting back under 67kg to compete, this isn’t my priority right now so much as stability of mood. Let’s see what the next few days bring…
Lead photo by Larissa Gies