Friday, October 29, 2010

Fit Mommy Friday - Challenge Week 1


I'm very excited with the strong turn-out the Fit Mommy Challenge has received! It's inspiring to see so many of you jump back in the game and work to finish the year off strong. :)

So, how was everyone's first week? Were you been able to stick to your goals/plans fairly easily? I've been so impressed with how many of you are posting on Facebook or sending private emails to me about your progress. Keep it up! :)

My week has gone really well. I've worked out 5 days this week focusing on variety and intensity:

Monday:  The Biggest Loser: Bootcamp (I haven't used this video in forever and it killed me!)
Tuesday:  Jillian Michaels' "No More Trouble Zones" (Really hurt after Monday's workout...ouch)
Wednesday: Winsor Pilates Accelerated Workout  (Still sore, but not too bad.)
Thursday:  Cardio--exercise bike for 45 mins (Okay, yeah. I'm back to being sore. Time to sit 'n be fit!)
Friday: Cardio -- exercise bike for 60 mins. (See Thursday...)

And thanks to not eating past 6pm (as well as a fair amount of stress--but we won't get into that), I've lost 2 pounds. Neat!!! My nutrition has been better--not perfect, but certainly better. I haven't had any Reese's peanut butter cups (which is saying a lot, considering they're on sale absolutely everywhere right now!), been drinking a considerable amount of water, and--drum roll, please--going easy on the chai. (Yes, it hurts.)

I realized to my shock and horror, that I've failed to actually post my challenge goals. Although I'm exempt from winning the prize, I still have a few goals I'd like to achieve. Here they are...

1. To firm up my middle abs (you know, the ones that are still kinda "soft and squishy" from having babies!). My obliques and lower abs are solid. It's just the darn middle part surrounding the ol' belly button that's got me irritated! ;-)

2. To firm up the back of my upper thighs and turn the "bulge" into muscle.

3. To lose 1 inch off my hips/waist.

Okay! That should just about do it. ;-)

Now get ready to link up and share your progress with the rest of us!


Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Wow, no food after 6pm! That is amazing. And Reese's are my favorite!

i cant decide said...

You worked hard this week! My workouts look whimpy next to yours. Good job!

Shannon R said...

Well, as I said in my blog post, stomach flu and healthy eating/active lifestyle don't really go hand in hand... but I lost three pounds (the bright side of a dark week?)

I'm slowly getting back to the land of the living... so I'm only going to make good choices, and maybe this 3lb start will stick around and help me towards my goal of 15 lbs gone. ??? ;o)


momma24 said...

My workouts looked wimpy too. :( I'm going to ramp it up next week,though!

Rodna Allman said...

I hear ya on the Reese's!
You did a great job. Thanks for putting all of this together. i am glad to have others to do it with.

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

You're my hero when it comes to workouts. ;) Someday...

How do you manage the not eating after 6? What time does your family eat supper? I think, no I know, I would be starving if I didn't eat something in the evening.

I too want to have the nice, firm abs once again.

Anonymous said...

I just learned of your Fit Mommy Friday and I hope it's okay if I join in. I had just posted this morning about my morning walk and then had a post of this from another blog show up in my reader.

You have some wonderful goals.

Pink Slippers said...

WOO HOO!! Sounds like a great first week!!! Great job Denise!

SisterTipster said...

Congrats on your workouts, CMommy! WayToGo!! ;-)) Thanks for the inspiration! HUGS!

Cris said...

It is very inspiring being here. I'm glad I found you.

Susan said...

Is it possible to get fit without being sore all the time? I really want to know this, cause whenever I exercise it seems like I need to take a week off afterwards (wink).

Annie Kate said...

Woohoo, what a turn-out! You're influencing a lot of lives for good, Denise!

Thankful ((hugs))

Annie Kate

Anonymous said...

I am starting out slowly. But hopefully this will be a good motivation to stay on track!

No Reese's that is wonderful. But allow yourself some sweets. Maybe a fruit...


Mari said...

Hello, just came across your blog, from another blog. Thanks for this. I started a diet a few weeks ago, and have been trying to remember to post about it every tuesday. I am still doing the diet, but forgot to post these past week or 2 lol. I want to join in this challenge, Your starting week 2, I am in week I think 5. I been trying to exercise, which is very hard for me. thankx again.

The Burkherts said...

Can I join in on week 2? I have never done anything like this before. Do I just do a blog post and like it to your fit mommy site?
Please let me know if this is Okay!

BurkhertsTravel at yahoo dot com

The Burkherts said...

Okay,I posted my goals and where I am at. Thanks for letting me join! This is going to be great!


Linda Foley said...

I'm in! I'm in! I'll try to keep up. This sounds like a great way to get started... (could be fun too!)


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