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    Weight Loss – Getting Stronger!

     Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge for Moms

    This week I am feeling great. I did well, am feeling much stronger.

    My stats didn't change a lot, bloat week possibly.

    If that's the case, bring it on, I'm feeling better bloated than I used to on a good day!

    I could be plateauing a bit, we'll see how it goes next week.

    Or, it could be too much stress the past week or so. I've been a little over scheduled so my cortisol levels are probably up. OOOHHHHHMMMMM. 

    MY STATS GOING INTO WEEK #5

    * Height approx 5 3.5 

    * Weight 130.5 lbs (up .5)

    * Waist 73cm (down 1) – down a total of 5 cm so far – that's 2". I find it hard to believe!

    * Belly Bulge 87 cm (up 1) -bummer, but I was expecting this kind of thing at least once per month, it seems to be right on schedule.

    * Hips 93 cm (same) Same thoughts as last week. This number is likely not going to fluctuate much because it isn't a problem area for me.

    * Thighs 53.5 – Seems to be holding. I'd like to see them go down a bit, but they may hold as I switch fat for muscle. I've always had muscular legs.

    MY WEIGHT LOSS STATS FOR WEEK #4 

    * Height approx 5 3.5 

    * Weight 130 lbs (down 1) - 

    * Waist 74cm (holding) – down a total of 4 cm so far – works for me!

    * Belly Bulge 86 cm (down 1) – this is the one I'm really concerned with – seeing slow but steady improvement. YIPPEE! Down a total of 7cm!

    * Hips 93 cm (same) Same thoughts as last week. This number is likely not going to fluctuate much because it isn't a problem area for me.

    * Thighs 53.5 – Seems to be holding. I'd like to see them go down a bit, but they may hold as I switch fat for muscle. I've always had muscular legs.

    HITS 

    • Went to the mall with my daughter and her friends and had to keep pulling my pants up! These are the same pants that were getting so tight that they where bothering me before I started the challenge.
    • Increased weights and intensity in my resistant and interval exercises.
    • Planned out my exercise plan and varied meal and food ideas for the next few weeks including the habit of trying new things.
    • Made the realization that "real food" tastes MUCH much better than dead, processed food.
    • Went for a walk, I haven't been out for awhile and really noticed a difference. I no longer felt that I was "hauling you know what", I could feel that my muscles where actively carrying me, rather than me carrying them. It really helped to clarify the changes that have been going on even though my stats didn't move much this week. Transformation is ON!

    MISSES 

    • Find most of my cheats are because of temptations from food other people in the house are making. It's something we all have to learn to deal with. On a whole I'm doing much better at looking at dead food as just that, and I don't even want it most of the time. But when I do, it's nice to know that I am keeping it in check so I've been within bounds this week (thinking of french fries and chicken wedges in particular that my daughter made. It hit the spot and counted as a cheat meal, so not so bad) But if she hadn't have made it, I wouldn't have eaten it. Bad girl :0)
    • Still need to get back on track with veggies. I LOVE greek salad but just haven't made it. Very busy week again. Need to get making things ahead.
    • All in all, I stuck to the program quite well this week.

    I'm listening to Holly's coaching call from last night. It's very motivating. Gotta finish my water, have a snack (maybe a greek salad), and then go do my intervals!

    If you want to get with the program and get into that bathing suit this summer, you can learn more about it at Fit Yummy Mummy.  

    Make It Your Day, Jan Ferrante

    Fit Yummy Mummy Fitness and Weight Loss for Moms

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    It is definitely the time of year to be getting back on board with a Fit Yummy Mummy 12 Week Challenge – I am counting down the days to being 10lbs lighter and 12 weeks stronger!

    Holly gives us assignments throughout the challenge, today it is to examine perfection and the effect that it has on our results – and how it can more likely than not cause more trouble than it saves. I am looking at that today.

    How about you. Has perfection ever brought you down in your efforts to lose weight or get healthier?