State of Kate Weekly Update

This has been a weird week. Has it been a weird week for you?

The Physical Form I’m Inhabiting

Starting weight: 154.7
Last week’s weight: 150.6
Current weight: 152.6
WOMP. Although, I knew this was coming. If I waited until Monday to weigh myself, odds are good  this “gain” wouldn’t be here. It’s the Monthly Gain, something I can’t control and always hate to see. But, it’s temporary. It’s a lesson in the eternal truth: the scale is not the only indicator of success. My clothes are fitting much better, dare I say looser. When I look at my abs in the mirror, I’m beginning to see definition.

I won’t lie; I’d love to break this 150 barrier I seem to be up against. But honestly? I’m happy with my progress, regardless of the scale. I’m not letting that damned number define me this time around. And that, my friends, is a huge WIN.

LaPlatte Nature Park in Shelburne, VT. An easy 1.5 mile hike that felt so good for my sickie soul.

Moving the Form is Fun!
WIN. Exercised 5/7 days this week! I aim for at least four, so I’m stoked to say I’m back on target. Last Saturday, the three of us went on a low-key hike. It was perfect for me because I was still recovering from my cold. I also went to both Kempo classes last week and managed to get on the treadmill twice. I’m still having issues there as I think something isn’t calibrated correctly. But I did fix the incline on it and that has helped a lot.

Feeding the Form
WOMP.  Well, I tried and I think I salvaged the week. But between a family get-together and lunch out in the middle of the week and the I MUST EAT ALL THE THINGS that goes along with the Monthly Gain, some of this was beyond my control. I managed to reign myself in the last few days and started making better choices again. But damn, do not put a bowl of potato chips in front of me, then slide some sour cream n’ onion dip next to it. I will devour it all.

My Mama and I, prior to getting massages this past Wednesday. PS: she’s going out to the PNW. Go Mom!


Pretty good. Better the end of the week than the beginning.
WIN. There has been a lot of running around this past week. All of it for good reasons, but as I stated in my last post, it often feels like time is slipping through my fingers. Sitting here writing this, and thinking about all of the things I need to cram into today actually exhilarates me instead of exhausts me. So that is a good indication that while I might be busy, it’s with good things that fill me up instead of drain me.

Well, except for Costco. That drains me. I’m kind of skimming past that part of my day and looking at everything else. Ahhhhhhh.


Cautiously optimistic and a wee bit determined.
WIN. My copy editing class started this week and I’ve been enjoying the conversations and the homework. It’s a little scary, but I’m finding I get lost in the work and the time flies. Which is a good thing.

I’ve also come to the decision that I cannot realistically do this training, a wellness coach training, work, and manage my life all at the same time. So, I’m putting the wellness coach training off until next year. Which is realistically only three months away so no biggie grand scheme of things. That will also give me some time to really dig into what I want out of the training, and to make sure I pick the exact right program for me.


We’re into iffy fall weather here, so hiking becomes a little more interesting. I’m hoping we can get out tomorrow and get some movement in, but we’ll have to see. Tonight, I’m attending a Baby Blessing Ceremony for a friend, and I am looking forward to the good, yummy, baby lovin’ vibes.

Other than that, my goals are to get at least four days’ worth of activity in (maybe I’ll finally mow the lawn!), continue my copy editing homework, and keep on keeping on.


Total Wins this week: 4
Total Womps this week: 2

I’m good with this. More wins than womps. Writing these weekly posts always puts me in a good frame of mind, no matter how many womps there are. Something about putting it all out there and looking at it objectively puts things into perspective.

What about you? How did you do this week? Did you meet your goals? Scream past them with flying colors? Did you take it easy and give yourself a break? Leave a message in the comments!