Happy Wednesday everyone!
I feel much more chipper this week compared with last week. I think partly it’s because I had a great weekend, which always helps to smooth things out. Not only was it a good weekend, but I’ve done something right this week too in terms of weight loss. My weight loss this week was much more in line with what I was hoping for. I am now 20 lbs down from my last weigh in of 2015, losing just under 4lbs this week. Perseverance has paid off.
One thing it hasn’t been the week for is my Fitness Blender workouts. I ended up binning off Friday in the thought that I would pick it all back up on Sunday. Sunday rolled around, and I don’t think I realised quite how tired I was going to be, and my legs were still sore from sumo squats earlier last week. This week, I didn’t complete the video on Monday as I was really late home from work. Tuesday wasn’t much better as Matt had booked two tickets to see Deadpool. I have to admit, I’m not a great lover of the cinema. I like being able to get up, make a cup of tea, fidget etc. The trade-off was going out for tea before the film. Matt wanted to go to Giraffe, which I am always happy to go to. Ever since Anna posted about some absolutely amazing ribs she’d had, I had a bit of a hankering for them. Matt isn’t keen, so they aren’t something that we have at home. This was my chance! I chose the half rack of ribs and swapped my skin-on fries for sweet potato fries. So good! The ribs were really tender and meaty. If we had the time, I would have liked a hot chocolate, but we needed to get a wriggle on to make it to the cinema on time.
Arriving at Vue, the smell of warm sweet and salty popcorn nearly made me plunge face first into the counter. The struggle was real while we both contemplated pudding from the cinema (pick ‘n’ mix or popcorn for me, Ben and Jerry’s for Matt). The hard-headed budget reasoning came in to play, and we decided that it was too expensive and we didn’t actually need it, being comfortably full from dinner. I was glad we didn’t. As for Deadpool, I’m not really a big comic book/movie fan, but this had me in stitches – any film that references Mama June from Honey Boo Boo (my absolute guilty pleasure of trash TV) is going to get my vote!
Anyway… I need to get my Fitness Blender grove back on and get sweating again. This is my third week, so I think I’ll probably take some mid-way point photos at the end of next week to see if I can see a difference. I am enjoying most of the workouts, though I’m not a massive cardio/kickboxing fan. I just can’t do the arms and the boxer shuffle at the same time. It’s a mess. Limbs flail everywhere, with no real direction in mind. Perhaps it’s something I’ll get a bit better at over time. On the plus side, I think I’ll be ready to upgrade my weights soon as my little dumbbells aren’t causing the same muscle burn that they did when I first started.
What was the last thing you saw at the cinema?