-Boot camp circuit training (legs, arms, abs, jogging)
-Boot camp running (1.5 miles) mixed with legs
-Boot camp arms and abs; also jogged .56 miles (2 laps) non-stop!
-Walking/jogging mix at home: 2.17 mile for 30:38 (14:07 per mile, jogged .25mi/.25mi/.44mi )
-Spent the evening at a grand opening party for a local pizza place. I ordered pizza with beer, but skipped on the dessert and soda.
-Slept in and then took the kids to a Gwinnett Gladiators game that evening. I made sure to eat at home first, so that I wouldn’t be tempted to get something while we were out.
-Spent all day at a festival in Atlanta hosted by King of Pops. Walked around A LOT and was able to keep the junk food to a minimum.
We will do assessments again in 4 weeks, and I really want to make a drastic improvement by then. I was pleased with my 1 mile time, as I don’t think I’ve done a mile in that speed since our 5th grade mile run back in 1992! I would like to double my situps and pushups, and hopefully be able to complete at least 5 military style pushups before switching to modified. I’ve got 3 weeks, that’s doable, right?
Here are the numbers for this week:
I was a little bit bummed to see that I only lost 0.2 pounds, but that quickly changed when I measured and realized I lost another 3.75 inches this week! In three weeks: 2.8 pounds and 6.75 inches….GONE!
If you don’t already, measure at least your thighs, waist, arms, and hips once a week. Measuring is SO important to do, as it gives you a much better idea of what’s going on. If I had not measured this week, I would have been pretty discouraged with the minimal weight loss I experienced this week. But seeing the loss of inches in almost every area really makes me feel like I am making progress. Weight loss and fitness don’t happen overnight, and it’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see results as quickly as you would like. I also keep up with how I feel (attitude, energy level) each day, and I am definitely feeling better than I was a month ago.
Overall, my diet was okay, although I did have soda more than once last week. But I am really trying to up my water intake, and cut out the mindless eating that happens while I’m working online, and plan my meals in advance. I think those things, coupled with increased exercise, will really make a difference in the long run.
I want to tone up my muscles, but slim down as well. I love the boot camp I am attending right now, but I need to exercise outside of those hours to really make a big difference. I have a hard time exercising at home, but my sister recently sent me the link for a super quick workout that I am sure I can incorporate in to my day. It’s only 4 minutes, who doesn’t have time for that?! Check it out below: