Monday, April 28, 2014

Shedding My Pirate Booty Eight Month Update

So, apparently it's been eight months since I started this whole series and lifestyle change. I'm happy to say I am pretty much on track to hit my one year goal. 

A lot has happened in those months, so I thought I would share the eight things I never knew about getting healthy.

Running can be more than just a survival skill, and other things I've learned.

  1. Running can be an activity, not only a survival skill.
  2. Sweat will drip from places you never thought of.
  3. Protein. Protein. Protein.
  4. Burpees are jerks, but lovable jerks because they work.
  5. Sweat is good for your complexion.
  6. Chia seeds are the best. 
  7. I am capable of being healthy and strong.
  8. I totally mis-calculated this as 7 months, so that's the 8th thing

Pirate Prerogative shares her stats and the numbers on her scale each and every week.

Week Thirty-Five Results: 

Calories Burned Exercising: 2851
Net Calories Consumed: 9578/10,080
Weight Lost:  +0.5 lbs,  -53.5 lbs total
Current Weight:  174.5 lbs

In the end I gained this week. I have had a tough time on the scales lately. Last week I knew wasn't my best week, but this week I tried to do better. It can be really frustrating to see the scale go in the wrong direction. I am trying my best to use it as a motivator to push harder this coming week. 

My biggest challenge has been squeezing in my running. I miss the weeks of running three days, now I am lucky to get in one day. I have also been getting the worst sleep lately. I averaged about 5 hours a night and it really got to me. I know sleep effects weight loss, and it absolutely affected my energy. 

I'm setting my goals for the things I can easily change this week.
  • Drink 8 glasses of water a day
  • Run twice a week
  • Try to sleep (and stop writing blog posts like these at 1AM)
  • Workout 6 days total
  • Hit 10,000 steps a day
  • Cook more meals at home
I want to get back to my commitment from bootcamp. I fought for those steps everyday, even if it meant running around my house like a madwoman. I did my workouts every single day without fail and I just made running work. I'm going to give it two weeks at that commitment level to get the scale back to where I want it and back on track. If that doesn't do it, then it's time to reassess my plan and make some bigger changes.

Here's to better numbers next week.


  1. Yes, with bootcamp and the "requirements" I pushed hard for those steps and now find if I am not there I don't do that like I did then. You are still doing terrific. Lets turn these rough weeks around and make them into some great ones!

  2. Thanks Dee. The scale usually cooperates with me, so when it doesn't I HATE IT! Let's kick butt together.


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