Empty the Trunk

Paris wasn’t too bad on my weight – although the food was A-mazing!  I haven’t weighed in for about a month – but thought it’s about time to start paying attention again.

This week I walked the dog 3 times and made it to Zumba Saturday morning.  Could be better, but much better than the past few weeks.  I have time now to exercise and can’t wait to get into a routine.


  • Week 1 – minus 0.5
  • Week 2 – minus 2.0
  • Week 3 – minus 0
  • Week 4 – minus 2.0
  • Week 5 – minus 0.5
  • Week 6 – minus 2.0
  • Week 7 – minus 1.0
  • Week 8 – plus 1.5
  • Week 9 – minus 5.0
  • Week 10 – minus 0.6
  • Week 11 – plus 1.2
  • Week 12 – plus 2.8
  • Week 13 – minus 2.0
  • Week 14 – plus 1.8
  • Week 16 – minus 0.6
  • 5/22/2011 – plus 1.0

Total Progress – minus 7.7

Left to go – minus 62.8

Most of weight loss encouragement has been reinforced and expanded upon in the Empty Trunk Facebook Group – join us!  Don’t worry, it’s a closed group so your high school boyfriend can’t read any of your comments.

There are a couple of things we’ve been discussing in the group, but the one that resonated most with me was the benefit of establishing a routine.  I know personally that I do well for about 6 weeks on an exercise program and then something happens to disrupt the routine and I’m done for a month or more until I force myself to start again.  I am hoping to break this cycle!

Is a routine important to you?  How do you motivate yourself to get back into one once it’s broken?

Weekly tip: Each day is a new day and a new opportunity to recommit to getting fit.  Just because you cheated or slipped or downright gorged the past few days, weeks, months or years, doesn’t mean you can’t change your habits right now.


6 Responses to Empty the Trunk

  1. I needed to read this today. I had lost traction during a month-long writing marathon and put on the lbs.
    everday a new day!
    Glad you had amazing food in Par-eeeee

    • So glad it helped! I too lose traction and ebb on my motivation, but reminding myself that each day and each meal is a new opportunity helps for sure! Keep up the hard work!

  2. I love Zumba. a workout schedule even if it is just a loose plan of “I’m going to workout on Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri this week” helps me keep myself focused and accountable. I am also learning that planning all of my meals, even breakfast, lunch and snacks and not just dinner helps me from going over board on a a couple dozen handfuls from the trail mix container in the cupboard or finishing off my daughters lunch leftovers.

    • I am going to have to develop a schedule so then at least I have something to strive for! I think I’m going to do the Couch to 5K program and see what happens… :) It tells you when you should do what.

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