State of Kate

It’s that time of the week again. It’s Friday, which means you get to learn all about how my week went. Whether you want to or not.

What an odd week. With Labor Day and another high heat/humidity streak, getting out and exercising was difficult. Thankfully the streak broke yesterday and we’re getting much more seasonal weather. Unfortunately, finding the time to get out and move is now the problem. It’s always something, isn’t it?

The Physical Form I’m Inhabiting

Starting weight: 154.7
Last week’s weight: 150.8
Current weight: 152.4
WOMP. And also WTF???? I weighed myself three times this morning, because I couldn’t believe I went up 1.6 freaking pounds. I guess this is the weight I thought I gained last week? I don’t know. I don’t feel like I did anything different this week. So either I ate more than I thought I did or my body hates me.

Eff you, scale.

Historically, when this kind of thing happened I would throw in the towel. It’s really difficult to find motivation when all you do is run around in circles. I mean, what’s the point if you never see any forward momentum? If this is the best I can do, why bother?

The thing is, it doesn’t feel like my body gained the weight back. It’s feeling pretty good. Which makes me hopeful that this is little more than a bloaty glitch on the radar. I’m picking myself up from this and moving forward. I’m not done yet. And that’s a WIN.

Moving the Form is Fun!
WIN. Exercised 4/7 days this week, although for the most part it was pretty low-key: easy mile-and-a-half walks with the dog. The dojo was closed for Labor Day on Monday, but I went for a run before the heat got too bad. I was stoked that my husband joined me! He has much more experience than I running, so I was a little worried that he would find my intervals, well, boring. But it was a lovely run and I hope we can do it again soon.

We both seem to have an inability to find the camera lens on my phone.

Aside from that one run and the walks, I managed a 2-hour stint at the dojo, where we did some circuit training and arnis sticks. It felt incredible. Again, oppressive heat and humidity worked against me for large portions of the week, as did time management. I’m hoping this coming week improves and I’m able to get out and move more!

Feeding the Form
WIN. I guess? I don’t have a thing between “win” and “womp.”

I feel like I did pretty well this week. Saturday was my cheat day and there was fair food involved. For the most part, the food I ate this week was clean and healthy, full of fruits, vegs, proteins, and whole grains. Obviously I went wrong somewhere. Either I ate a little more than I thought or…pasta? Could it have been the pasta? Who knows. Maybe aliens are screwing with me.


I’ve been feeling pretty okay this week.
WIN. It has been a fairly constant swing between feeling really good about the things I am pursuing and really frustrated about the things I’m not able to let go of just yet. Yet there seems to be a balance this week, and for the most part I’ve maintained pretty well. Well, except for the parking issue at work yesterday (long story short: big art festival this weekend+huge tent in our parking lot=no parking). But let’s just move on from that, shall we?


Thinking about the future has me psyched.
WIN. At least this one is a definite! Yesterday I signed up for an eight-week online editing/proofing course. The goal (aside from writing better blog posts with fewer mistakes) is to start working from home several days a week by offering editorial services.

I’m still looking very seriously at the Health and Wellness Coaching options. I feel like I would be a good coach and I believe there is a way to morph my private practice from mostly massage to a diversified business offering Reiki, Coaching, and Editorial services. A bit eclectic, yes. But…. why the eff not? These are all things I enjoy doing, so why not offer them?

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This weekend and next are both busy for me: the business I work out of is participating in the art festival this weekend, so not only am I going to it this evening, I’ll be there for a large portion of tomorrow offering sample massage/Reiki. Next weekend is my best friend’s wedding, and I’m honored to be one of the bridesmaids. It’s going to be a struggle to find a way to stay active and on-plan eating wise (such as the plan is). I really do need to get back into a regular yoga practice as well; between the running and the Kempo the need for stretching is real.


Total Wins this week: 5
Total Womps this week: 1

I’m not entirely sure that’s accurate. There’s a womp, a couple WTF’s? and a “I don’t even know”. So, I guess this past week was pretty weird.


Was this week weird for you? Did things not go as planned, or did you kill it? Did you think you killed it but discovered later that it killed you? Leave a message in the comments.