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: Running (3 continuous Miles, 5.5 mph!)
Wednesday: Rest/day off
Thursday: Double! AM: Elliptical & Stair Climber PM: Zumba
Friday: Total Body class?
Saturday: Rest (new zumba session starts next week)
- Leg Raises
- Hip Aduction
- Hip Abduction
Nike Ab Workout which includes
- Side Planks
- Crazy Ivans
- Toe Touches
- Russian Twists
- Lat Pull Down
- Hip Abduction
- Hip Adductions
- Standing Chest press
This week was not too bad, I stayed away from the stuff I wanted and stuck to my plan. Still eating loads of veggies with my dinner and eating my oatmeal every morning. My husband bought me my favorite candy (Mike and Ike’s) on Wednesday and I said no. THAT is huge progress because that is my candy of weakness. I can eat several bags. I’m not a chocolate girl but put some mike and ike’s in front of me and they may very well get demolished.
I tried to introduce plums this week to vary my fruit intake but I wasn’t feeling it, perhaps I will try something else different next week.
I am feeling awesome this week, more of the struggle pants are fitting for work (yes, I have a LOT of work pants, its actually kind of crazy). I have also gotten an unusually high amount of compliments this week–which means my body has gone through another transition. During my 1st baby weight loss I had varying transitional periods where people would notice for a week then weeks (or months) later they will notice again. It is so motivating because Lord know that some days its feels like all this working out is for nothing.
I am feeling good mentally too, spring is almost here (I can smell it!) and I am way more comfortable in my skin than I was last year. The journey is far from over but as I heard Steve Harvey say the other day :
How is your fitness goals coming along this week? Do you have ONE candy that you are absolutely WEAK for?!