Week 3 check in!

Weight loss this week: 3 lbs
Total weight loss: 12.2 lbs

Woo! I’m really happy with my progress.

I had trouble with my knees and ankles this week after a killer Crossfit workout on Sunday. It included lots of full squats (88, by my count) and some jump rope. I spent the week one-footing it up and down stairs. I even iced my knee on Monday — and I almost never ice sore joints.

When I worked out with Bernard on Thursday, I insisted on an upper body workout to give my knee a rest, and I asked for another one this morning when I worked out with Jenny. I’d rather progress more slowly and stay healthy than do the two-steps-forward, one-step-back thing. (Those upper body workout pay off though. I bench pressed 135lbs today!)

Of course, I also want to say, happy holidays to everyone!

My holiday started yesterday. I met four coworkers (and dear friends) for lunch, and then I had a massage (ostensibly to work on the sore bits, but my massage therapist is also a dear friend, so really it’s a gab fest).

Oh, oh! Funny story. So I’d gotten undressed and was lying on the table under the sheet and blanket when my massage therapist came in. She touched my shoulder and said, “Is this new?” Since I was buck nekkid, I couldn’t imagine what she was talking about. “No, that’s the shoulder I’ve always had.” And then I remembered that I got a tattoo last month.


This weekend, Jay and I are having a quiet Christmas at home with the beasties (and their new toys). We both worked out first thing this morning, then we met for a late breakfast at our favorite cafe. Now it’s home to cook and play video games all afternoon, then a feast of favorites this evening.

Good thing Christmas Eve fell on cheat day!

This entry was posted in Challenge, Shape Up and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Week 3 check in!

  1. Maggie says:

    12lbs so far. That is awesome. I read this yesterday but my Internet connection was wonky. I will say I was sorta, “Hmm, it’s Boxing Day. I should have a slack off day.” But after reading your post, I got off my butt and did my work out. LOL.

    A quiet Christmas can be so nice. Hubby and I got snowed in one year and settled in with tons of movies.

    • Melissa says:

      Yayyyy! Good for you for getting up and doing that workout. I have a headache and was considering canceling my strength workout tonight, but my FB friends are keeping me on the straight and narrow. It’s just something that needs to be done, like it or not, convenient or not. Like laundry.

Leave a Reply to Melissa Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *