So I got off my behind literally and started cleaning. I even made a challenge for myself. A 31 Day Fitness Challenge which includes planks, push ups, squats and yoga. It’s something I can do now to slowly get back into my fitness regimen. I don’t have pictures b.c my camera is MIA. :/ The split challenge died…I will get back to it one of these days. The semester is winding down. Finals are next week O.O. Going to be really busy.
:( I am sick again with an annoying sore throat. I suspect the changing of weather from cold to warm. I secretly suspect my school but that’s another story. So this week I wanted to get back to the gym but I will have to suffice with low impact cardio.
So pretty much this week was my lazy week. I only exercised on Monday and Saturday. I miss this week mostly because of school work, sleeping late and occasional bouts of laziness. I’m still going to keep up with my plan and not let this bring me down.
I decided to weight my self with my scale and it read 169. =D I feel like this is pretty accurate. I did my measurements this morning. No food and after my shower. I didn’t post my measurements from the other time so I will do a comparison between the two.
3/3 4/2 Arms: Left =12.5” Right= 13” Same
Bust = 39.75” 40.25” (gained 0.5?)
Waist = 37.50” 36” (lost 0.5”) *I measure across my belly button
Hips = 43.50” 42.25” (lost 1.25”)
Thighs: Left & Right= 24.75 24” (lost 0.75”)
I proud of my results. I definitely see a change. I’m slightly disappointed in my arms. They have literally not changed since I started. It make sense though because I haven’t really focused on them. So I will work on my arms more during the week.
So I am setting a challenge for myself. I would like to achieve doing a split. I used to be able to do them when I was younger. I consider myself semi-flexible. I attempted to do them. I am a few inches off the floor. Soo close!! I shall do stretches each day and tell you of my progress =D
Since I didn’t exercise as much during the break I definitely made up what I miss this week. For cardio this week I did exercise videos. I used Sparkpeople workout videos, tiffany rothe and a kickboxing video. I even tried 2 new ones. (I shall post their links) I also did a bellydancing video to do something different. I did good this week. I also increase my cardio to 4x times a week. Next week I will get back to running.
Today was the weigh-in for the Biggest Loser Competition. I am proud to say that I have lost 5 pounds =D. 5.4 to be exact. I am 175.2lbs. My percent body fat is down to 30.8%. I am so happy. Compared to how my journey was a I am much more confident with myself. My stress levels have definitely improved due to changing my school schedule and not stressing over everything. It takes a few steps to accomplish weightloss.
1. Accepting who you are and believing in yourself
2. Making realistic goals
3. Exchanging bad choices for healthy choices
4. Hard work
Always remember that little progress is better than no progress. =D
As I noted in my earlier post I am part of my school’s weight loss competition. I’m nervous about tomorrows weigh-in. I barely exercised during my spring break. :/ Hopefully what I’ve been doing before made a significant impact. Sorry I am late in my post. I shall be loading more some time this week.
This past week I had a sore throat and a runny nose. But I still managed to workout. I shortened the duration of my workout and made it less intense. As I learned in my health class working out harder when you are sick will only make it worse. It also depends on how sick you are. Here is a link if you wish to learn more: http://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness-tips/exercise-while-sick-expert-advice-preventioncom
Other than that I am feeling much better and I have started back to my usual routine. Spring break is coming up and I will be home. I’m hoping to continue with my exercise and healthy eating.
Good luck to all those on their weightloss journey. You can do it =D
Week 3 was a rough week. I only exercised once. I was stressed about school and my future. I made it a priority this week to do my exercise. As I did last year I signed up for the Biggest Loser Competition. I remembered that my weight was at 186. Also my percent body fat is lower, 32.2%. I feel much more confident this weightloss journey. I’m happier with my body.
As promised I will post when school starts up. I decided so keep things simple and steady. As the saying goes slow and steady wins the race. Here are my goals:
1. Meditation 2x a day
2. Cardio 3x a week
3. Strength training 2x a week
4. 8 cups of water
5. Fruit with every meal
This time I kept my fitness and food log together. I found a nice template. I will post the site of the template. I will also post an outline of my workout schedule.