Fighting the Flab
Over at the WAHM.com Fitness/Weightloss forum we started our first contest on 9/23/05 and it ended on 10/21/05. We had to choose something we would change and why and make at least 3 postings each week with an update. We had the chance to win some cool prizes and guess who won the first contest? Yep, that would be me! I won the book, 6 Day Body Makeover. So far an interesting read but not something I am ready to follow at this time however I have learned a lot from what I have read so far.
1st contest: What will I change and why?
I will do some form of exercise at least 5 days a week (M-F). My goal is to do 3 days of rebounding, floor exercises/aerobics, etc and 2 days of walking. I will however try to walk all 5 days.
I'm going to make this change to get more energy and lose inches!
1st week- 135 total exercise minutes and 7-10 glasses a water each day
2nd week- 110 total exercise minutes and 7 glasses of water each day (didn't do as much exercise as I would've liked this week)
3rd week-155 total exercise minutes and 7-10 glasses a water each day
4th week-75 total exercise minutes and 7-10 glasses of water each day
During this first contest I was in a rut because hubby wanted to order in one evening and all of my options were something I didn't really want to give into. I told Kev I really didn't want to splurge on that because my monthly splurge is Chinese and I didn't want to give that up so he was a very supportive hubby and recommended Subway. Subway has a variety of decent subs to eat and I got one that was only 6 grams of fat. So thankful for that! Jared is my hero!
Update for 1st contest:
My goal was to do some form of exercise at least 5 days a week (3 days rebounding and 2 walking..with a goal of walking everyday). There were about 3-4 days total that I didn't exercise so I think I did ok. I was doing this to gain more energy and lose inches.
I definitely feel that I have more energy than I have ever had and emotionally I feel great because I can say I am proud of myself for sticking with my new lifestyle. Mentally, in the beginning I was tired and just didn't feel like getting things done but I have accomplished a lot within my business, keeping up with chores around the house, etc.
I started 8/21/05 weighing approx. 267-270 and am now at 257. Not too bad! Approx. 87 lbs to go by Christmas 2006! Looks much better than 100 lbs. I canno believe I am sharing my weight with the whole world but it really does help me stay accountable, that's for sure.
Overall I would say that was a GREAT 4 weeks.