Sunday, September 16, 2012

Get Fit, Feel Epic Week 2 Summary

I weighed myself this morning - exactly the same as last week but another 1.6% down in body fat percentage. I know the numbers are probably not accurate on the scale, but still, even if it's half that amount down I'm happy. I just gotta keep working on bringing my weight down as well.

This morning I also tried on 'the dress' -- it fits better than ever before but still not well enough for me to wear it out comfortably. I've got 2 1/2 weeks to work on fitting into the dress - that's not much time at all, so I'll have to make each day count!

Day 2 of the Whole Life Challenge went well (more details here). A few cravings for something sweet, but I didn't give in. I've realized it's when I'm home and bored/restless that I start thinking about something to munch on. Luckily I have tons to keep me busy. Forcing myself to stay out of the kitchen is a great way to stop procrastinating as well!

I had a good 1-hour boxing workout today. My shoulders and shoulder blades are so sore now. It feels good though, especially seeing the force behind my punches increase as I continue to get stronger through CrossFit. I love seeing how all the different exercises keep coming together.

This past week was much better than last week in terms of working on my goals.

Week 2 (Sep. 10 - 16)

1) C25K: Finished Days 1 & 2 of Week 4

2) Nutrition studies: Still haven't started yet! Need to get a move on with this! This is going to be the toughest one for me to handle especially as my students' first batch of graded work will be turned in this coming week!

3) Core work: I wanted to do this 5x/week, but I only managed 4 days of focused core work. I need to make sure I do at least 5 days!

4) Balance: Am still successfully spending 15 minutes each morning stretching and doing some yoga. It feels great. On the two days that I missed my morning stretch I made it up later in the day.

5) Gleason's boxing: I've completed Week 1 plus I've done a bit of extra training -- absolutely love it!

Week 2 Challenge - Make your goals visible.
I've made a daily checklist for me to go through to ensure I get through my plan for the day. It includes the things I need to do for the Whole Life Challenge as well. It's not as creative as I would have liked it to be, but I know I could have (would have) spent a whole day doing something fancy and I just didn't have the time. As long as it works I guess it's ok!

On to week 3!


21 comments:

  1. You are doing great!

    I know that dress will look great!

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    1. Thanks Deanna! I sure do hope so!

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  2. Hey, good luck with the dress, and hopefully you'll get a photo taken on the day of the wedding to show us why you like it so much.

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    1. Thanks! I really hope I can wear it; will definitely take a photo if I do :)

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  3. I got your blog address from the blog, Affection for Fitness. I have to say, reading through some of your posts, you're doing exceptionally well. Well done & keep going.

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    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate the comment - will keep trying my best :)

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  4. Hi PP! Well done this week, looking forward to seeing how you go next week - as long as it works for you, its totally ok xx

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    1. I seem to keep needing to make some adjustments each week. Hopefully each change will keep me moving in the right direction1

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  5. Great job! I hope that dress fits perfectly when the time comes!

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  6. A tick box is quite a good idea actually as your more likely to do it as it is something on your "to do" list. I might have to copy that one.

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    1. Ya, it's simple, but I'm hoping it'll be enough to keep me on track :)

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  7. Great work on those goals, I can't wait to get started on Gleesons!

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  8. I think having clothes to aim to fit in is a great goal. It always inspires and motivates me. I'm sure you will get in it and I can't wait to see the pictures :)

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  10. Really great progress. I'm not sure if Whole Life is the same as the Whole 30 (I'm assuming it is, since it's associated with CrossFit), but Amber from Hungry 4 A Healthy Life is also doing it. The funny thing was, her post about it appeared directly above this post in my Google reader.

    I know you'll fit into that dress in no time!!

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    1. Thanks Bella. This challenge is a bit different than the Whole 30 but they have similar themes. I hope sticking to the challenge will help me get into that dress!

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  11. You are so active! I need to follow your lead and use my time more wisely. It's great that you recognised the need for a functional, practical goal progress chart instead of dedicating time you didn't have to a pretty one.

    Well done and hope you're having a great week three:)

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    1. Thank you! I do tend to procrastinate a lot, but I'm trying to work on using my time more effectively :)

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