Fitness Stat-urday – Week 6

Starting Statistics on 08/30/2014

  • Weight:  155 Pounds (took 0.6 pounds off during my stabilizing week)
  • Body Fat %:  25.1% (took 0.7% off during my stabilizing week)
  • BMI:  24.3
  • Predicted Weight from  140 Pounds (targeting 1.5 pounds per week)

Goals for the Next 10 Weeks (Ending 11/22/2014)

  • Weight:  143 Pounds
  • Body Fat %:  23%
  • BMI:  22.4
  • Push-ups:  90
  • Sit-ups:  53
  • Mile Run Time:  7:26

Week Ending 10/18/2014

I didn’t get my pictures or measurements done at Week 5 because we were headed out of town.  I took these yesterday (Friday) after a long INSAN.ITY and kickboxing workout – hence the sweat.  I am not thrilled about that area around my belly button – no matter what I do, I think it will always be there from pregnancy.  BUT – I’m lucky I don’t have stretch marks – so I’ll live with this little bit of loose skin.  After all, it’s the only physical reminder I have left of my pregnancies besides my C-section scar so I shouldn’t complain.  😉  (Taking these photos felt like taking my weekly pregnancy photos – it was a little surreal.  I was not sad to realize that that is all behind me, but it did take me back to that precious time.) (Note to self – self tanners are worth it for these photos.  Holy pasty belly!)

Flexed abs, but not sucked in. Progress!
Flexed abs, but not sucked in. Progress!
With clothes on, which is actually more important to me than without clothes on! (This was taken in the new clothing sizes after the first 5 weeks of this session.)
  • Week 6 Statistics
    • Weight:   149.4 Pounds
    • Pounds Lost or Gained:  1.4 Pounds gained
    • Body Fat %:  24.1%
    • Body Fat % Lost or Gained:  0.1% Gained
    • BMI: 23.4
    • Workout Days (goal is 6 days):  6 Days
    • Time Spent Being Active:   7 Hours 1 Minute
    • Average Number of Steps Per Day:  13,042
  • Food:  My husband is back in town for the week – so we are cooking again in this house!
    • Sunday – Free day – came home from night away without kids so kept the party going with baaaaad-for-me pizza!
    • Monday – The hubs brought home cheese and crackers – the fancy good kind. That was dinner (and wine). It was good!
    • Tuesday – Pumpkin soup (out of the freezer) and two small slices of leftover pizza
    • Wednesday – Curry burgers (beef), Brussels sprouts, and peas
    • Thursday – Greek chicken and carrots
    • Friday – Smoked meat, green beans
    • Saturday – Veggie pizza
  • Exercise/Activity: Sunday was set to be a rest day since my husband and I would be driving back from a night out of town without the boys.  This means that there is a lot of time to make up to hit 7 hours of good activity! 
    • Sunday – None (that’s right, none) – 6,700 Steps
    • Monday – INS.ANI.TY (66 minutes) – 12,700 Steps
    • Tuesday – INS.ANI.TY (66 minutes)- 11,700 Steps
    • Wednesday – IN.SANI.TY (27 minutes), kickboxing (24 minutes)- 13,300 Steps
    • Thursday – INSANI.TY (33 minutes), weight training (45 minutes), track walking (32 minutes), wagon walk with boys (15 minutes)- 17,300 Steps
    • Friday – INSA.NIT.Y (50 minutes), kickboxing (14 minutes) – 12,000 Steps
    • Saturday – Afternoon run (49 minutes) – 17,600 Steps
  • Notes and findings:
    • The weekend away was nothing but food and fun – so I don’t expect to loose an ounce this week and am actually hoping to be back at 148 when the week is done.  I’m starting the week with a lot of work to do
    • My little needed a morning nap after dropping my big kid off at school on Monday, so we came home. He slept over an hour and I did 66 minutes of INSA.NITY before waking him to get his brother. That worked out and I hope to do that again!
    • I’m sacrificing steps for more calorie-burning activities like longer cardio and strength sessions.  I don’t feel good about it, but I need to burn some fat this week!
    • I finally got a GOOD strength day in – I’m feeling it more than 24 hours later.  PAIN = happiness!
    • It’s Wednesday and I’m thinking of converting this week to a +1 week since we enjoyed our trip to KC way too much.  I could use a stabilizing week.  We’ll see.  This week proves that fried foods will get you – even if only consumed in fewer than 24 hours.  We had cheese curds, truffle fries, and calamari all on Saturday and I’m still fighting it in both weight and body fat %.  GAH
    • I didn’t get measurements last week, so I did them today. Progress… See belowThe gals who measured me at the gym pulled the tape tighter than I do, so the waist is still confusing me as to how they ever got 32.5 (belly button waist).
    • I have gone down one pants size (from a 10 to a comfortable 8 in the same jeans) and one tops size (large to a medium in the same shirt) after the first 5 weeks of this session.  I’m happy with that and honestly don’t think I care to get into a 6 – too much pressure.
    • I’ve decided not to convert this week to a +1 because that wouldn’t be right, but I do want five weeks from measurements to measurements… So I’m adding an 11th week to my challenge which means I’ll do final measurements in five weeks (November 22 – the weekend before Thanksgiving)



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