“The Brutal Fall”

16 Oct

Here is my much overdue weekly weigh-in and general update.

I started out last week with a sick Tink and ended it with out of town guests, otherwise known as my sister, brother in law and my awesome nephew, Boog!

The big questions that need to be asked and answered after a week like this are as follows:

1. Did I get in 4 days of exercise like I wanted to last week?

….hahaha no. I allowed the sick baby and company to be convenient excuses. I exercised only 1 stinking day all week last week. Way to go slacker!

2. Did I lose weight?

…nope. I did not gain though either. Sometimes those stationary weeks are a blessing!

3. Did I stick to my rigorous diet?

…big fat negative there as well. While I could have done so much worse, I did indulge a few times…maybe a few times to many…this weeks weigh in will tell.

Here is a quick edition of FatChick Eats vs. FitChick Eats that sums up my weekend eats. (Please note that the FatChick eats are what I used to eat and the FitChick eats are what I actually ate this past weekend)


I also ate fro-yo 2 nights in a row this past weekend. My sister is 9 months pregnant and wanted frozen yogurt. I was only a little eager to accommodate her.

All of that said, I made really good choices this weekend, but still ended Sunday night bloated and yucky feeling. It ended up being too much food to consume all in 3 days. Oh well, it really made me jones for my veggies and lighter fare this week…which is a good thing.

I finally got off my rump last night and kettlebell’ed it off during my 30 minute tabata. It was hard after a week off, but I felt great afterward. However, I did have some issues with my goblet squats. You see I had what the hubs has dubbed “The Brutal Fall” on Saturday night, and I torqued my left knee up pretty good.

I was attempting to step over the toddler prison we have constructed in our living room (think the Velociraptor fencing from Jurassic Park), and my toe got caught on the gate and I took a spill. I got right up and laughed it off. It was humorous and other than a sore hip and janky knee, I was fine. Doing squats last night though, was really uncomfortable and shaky on that knee. So, thanks to “The Brutal Fall” (The Hubs is not overly dramatic at all…), I will have to put some time in to work out the kinks.

Regardless of my exercise hiatus last week, I did get some exercise in chasing the Tink around the pumpkin patch. She was drawn to the pond and would make a break for it whenever she could. See me below trying to get in front of her with the stroller to block her path.

FitChick in Training Momma in October about 271 lbs.

I was so happy to be chasing that rambunctious kiddo around and not getting winded. This was one of my main reasons for getting fit. I want to be a fit mom so I can run around with (and after) my kid. I don’t want to be so fat and out of shape that I sit on the sidelines and watch her life. I want to be an active participant in it…crazy toddler pond obsession and all!

FatChick Momma at Easter around 336 lbs.

Another “fitory” for me this weekend was putting on socks. No I am not kidding. I was able to put on my socks by crossing my legs. Now this was no sexy slinky leg crossing. We are talking ankle on knee action, but I have not been able to do that in years. This is exciting and frustrating at the same time. I am so proud of myself for the progress, but why did I let myself get so far gone that I could not cross my legs enough to put socks and shoes on?

I am just amazed at the level of denial that I was in previously. I really had myself convinced that I did not eat “that bad” most of the time (see FatChick Eats) and that my weight was not as big of a problem as it really was. I love these eye opening moments and think that they will serve to keep me on track for the rest of my life. I hope to have many more years left, and I have to remind myself how bad it was in order to keep focused on not letting it ever get back to that point.

Whoo hoo for ankles to knees and chasing babies!

Do you all have any “un-fit” stories that help keep you motivated? What are your recent “fitories” that you have accomplished?

Enjoy some pumpkin patch pictures of my little Tink!

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Stay Strong and Keep Moving,

10 Responses to ““The Brutal Fall””

  1. sjvella October 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Never give up girl. I know how you feel. I sometimes feel such a failure for having a week without doing anything to really loose weight. Always look at how far you’ve come, we can do it girl :). BTW your niece and daughter are so adorable xxx

    • chirpybleu October 17, 2012 at 8:04 am #

      Thanks so much! This week was a blip on my radar! Moving on and moving down!

  2. Denise October 16, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    I totally understand….. I was in Texas with of course my skinny skinny sister and of course I ate all the wrong things too. I will not get on the scale until next week. I know that I gained ….I can feel it. I will be extra strict and hope I can get back on track. Keep it up Jennifer you are doing great!!!! 🙂

  3. trixfred30 October 17, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    Over here we do weight in Stones and Pounds, rather than just Pounds. (14 pounds to a stone) So I just worked out you have lost 5 1/2 Stone since Easter. Thats amazing – I’ve been dieting since beginning of August and have so far shifted 1 1/2 stone – I know what I have to do to accelerate – exercise. But I hate exercise!!!

    • chirpybleu October 17, 2012 at 8:03 am #

      That is great progress! Exercising is the hardest for me to accomplish as well. Setting a weekly goal for how many times I want to work out and getting it done as soon as the little one is in bed has worked out really well for me. I also think finding an exercise that you somewhat enjoy or at least enjoy the results of lol will help too. That is why I swear by my kettlebell! I kind of dig it 😉 Congrats on the progress and keep at it!

  4. Miss Molly October 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    I love your honesty of the situation – but you still don’t get down – you didn’t get in your exercise, stick to the diet…..I love the positive outlook!

    • chirpybleu October 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

      Thanks so much Molly! No need to harp on the past. Just moving forward!

  5. Carrie October 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    You are looking great!!! And I’m sure the exercise with your Tink is easier!! Thanks for the motivation…..down 21 pounds since I moved to Louisville. Love your posts! Thanks for keeping it real!!

    • chirpybleu October 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

      21 lbs is fabulous Carrie! Thanks as always for keeping up with me and you kind words/encouragement.

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