Workout Wednesday: IIFYM Week #12

Wednesday = checkin’ in with all of you on my training!

Workout Wednesday

My macros were incredibly off last week (which I kind of touched on in last week’s post). Basically I didn’t truly track all week.Β I had quite a few dinners with friends, drinks for a going away party (and I swear drinking makes me binge eat sometimes – ugh) and then I was at a fit expo on Saturday and barely ate until almost 4. Then we were in Milwaukee, so the excuses are flowing. HOWEVER, I’ve been on point Monday and Tuesday and I’ll be on point today since I’ve already prepped all my meals. I’ll try to stay on track the best I can this weekend, but it’ll be difficult to stay within my exact macros. Tomorrow is my last day at work (THANK GOD) and then this weekend I’m off to Green Bay for Friday night-Saturday for my sister’s graduation. Since my calories are pretty low, even as a flexible dieter if I want to stay on track, it’s difficult since I don’t have a ton of room to play with. BUT I will try my best because my motivation is back.

Going well! We skipped on Saturday (which sucks because it’s usually my favorite workout) because we went to watch the power lifting meet, but that’s the only workout I missed! I actually just signed up for a call with a new gym in Chicago since I won’t be able to use the gym at work after tomorrow (duh). This new gym has multiple locations so I’m hoping it’ll work to go either before or after work at my new job. I’ll still be working out on Friday in the morning with Ben, but won’t get in my workout on Saturday. I’m hoping to try out the new gym on Sunday when I get home, so maybe I’ll get in the workout then!

How’s it going:
You know, it’s been a little rough. I definitely struggled with eating last week – I don’t know if my body was just in a funk or what, but I had a fewΒ struggles withΒ extreme overeating. And then I felt SO guilty about it. Something seemed to snap this weekend, though. I’m feeling much better this week, much more motivated to stay on track as best I can and hopeful that my body will continue to change the way I want it to. I need aΒ talking to in being too hard on myself, so it something I recognize and I’m working on it. 30lbs heavier me would LOVE this body I have and that’s something to remember!

I actually refused to weigh myself last week because my thoughts were already damaging enough so it wasn’t worth focusing on a stupid number on the scale. I was extremely bloated last week and had stomach issues due to all the overeating and going out to eat. I’m feeling a bit more on track this week – still a little bloated (I feel like I’m always bloated, though) but feeling much better. My mindset is WAY more important than the stupid number on the scale.

Also, I did buy myself two more pairs of the Gymshark flex leggings because HELLO —> they’re extremely comfortable and flattering.

Dat @gymshark πŸ‘ contour doe. πŸ‘€ β€’ Granted, I’ve already got junk in da trunk, but a little contour never hurt anyone. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ May or may not have ordered two more pair of these leggings … πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆ β€’ Apart from booty posing, I actually got in a kickass (PUNS) workout today. Only two more days at this gym until my job is over, so I need to kick it into gear and find a new one. πŸ’ͺ🏼 The next few weeks are nuts, but I’m (re)committing to my goals and trying to nix some of the bad body image issues I’ve been having lately. πŸ™…πŸΌ Only way to do that is to work hard, right? Right. β€’ Now please excuse me while I go make myself nachos because #IIFYM is THE best. πŸ™

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And that’s my check in! How has your week been?


  1. Liz says:

    I really like those pants! I can’t wear a lot of brands though because I’m too small, so I us usually stick to the Athleta pants (which are stupidly expensive). But my legs get super hot when I work out and hate wearing pants, so I just wear those pants for my lazy days out of the house. Smart move not weighing yourself! It’s definitely more about how you feel than what your weight is. Besides, you have a LOT going on and sometimes, you just need to let go of the focus on food and the gym for a quick minute so you can focus on everything else. It happens. No big deal. Sometimes you just have to remember the bigger pictures instead of focusing on each meal or day or week as a success or failure!
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    • Jessie says:

      Thanks! They’re amazing. I’ve heard their extra smalls are great, but I’m not as tiny as you so I’m not sure (I wear a small). I’ve always wanted to try Athleta pants, but I’m so cheap! IN fact, these $40-50 Gymshark leggings are more expensive than what I usually spend!

  2. Marette Flora says:

    My week has been much better since we got our electricity back. That threw everything off, so I have only had one workout. I’ve been trying not to step on the scale for the same reason. Those leggings are super flattering and cute! Can’t wait to receive mine!

  3. Megan says:

    Gymshark has some pretty cute stuff & I love those leggings! You have had a lot going on lately so I can totally understand feeling a little off. Plus it’s hard to stay on track when you’re out of your routine. This is totally random but I just thought about it… have you tried probiotics for bloating? When I take them on a regular basis (which I’m super bad about), I feel like it makes a difference!
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