Welcome to the Friday Fitness Check In! I am using this as a bit of a fitness diary to keep my goals in check while sharing exactly what I am doing with you (since I get so many questions about it! Feel free to link up and do your own Friday Fitness Check In where you can keep track of the following:
- Fitness: Workouts for the week, how did I feel?
- Food: Did I eat well? Let’s be honest shall we?
- Strength Training: Did I lift weights this week? How many reps and what exercises?
- Mind and Motivation: Where am I mentally? What motivated me this week?
- Weight: Have I lost weight this week? gained?
Tuesday: Treadmill (I’m running again, yipee!)
Wednesday: Spin Class + Zumba Practice
Friday: Total Body Class
Saturday: Zumba (Instructing)
- Chest Press on Excercise Ball
- Shoulder Press on Exercise Ball
- Crunches on exercise ball
- Situps on Exercise ball
- Kettlebell Swings
- Single Arm rows with Kettlebell
- Hamstring Curls
- Leg Press
- Kettlebell Swing
- Single Arm Rows with kettlebell
- Plie squats with kettlebell
- Squats on the Bosu
- Situps on the exercise ball
I’ve started tracking again, and I have a separate post in mind for this but it hasn’t been easy. This weight loss thing is so tricky where you have to find the right balance of good food and good workouts–I’m still seeking that balance. While I continue to get stronger and feed my inner athlete daily, the weight is not moving very much. It’s crazy because I started eating the SAME things I ate when I lost all the weight (plus an additional 20lbs) after my first son was born, and yet it is not quite working the way it used to.
So what now? I think I need to try something different, eating wise–I don’t eat chicken and I am allergic to seafood so that eliminates a lot of things/recipes that I find all over the place. I am also a crazy creature of habit, I eat the same things over and over till I am tired then I move on to something else. The time factor is enormous too because I get home @ 6 and by the time I get dinner on the table for the boys its borderline 7 and I still haven’t eaten much less started to cook. *sigh* I have a feeling once I figure it out, I will be golden.
There were a few solid days that I really didn’t feel like working out but I did it anyway. On those days specifically I went to social media for motivation and boy did I find it. Fitspiration is everywhere on the interwebs and I especially like to read about stories that are similar to mine, post babies, no times for anything–yet still found a way to make it happen.
I see shrinking, I feel shrinking, not at the pace that I want, but I am a work in progress. I’m doing some great things for my heart, and I totally know that I can out run the zombie apocalypse.
How is your fitness goals coming along this week?