8 Week Countdown to NYE – Week 4 – HALF WAY DONE!

Week 4 (Ending 12/02/15) – Half Way Done!

  • Week 4 Statistics
    • Weight:  139.8 pounds
    • Body Fat %:  21.4%
    • Time Spent Being Active (>= 5 hours): 5 Hours 56 Minutes
      • Miles Run (15-20 a week when decent weather):  5.35 Miles
    • Days within Calorie Goals per MFP (1390): 5 days
  • Exercise: 
    • Thursday – PiYo Sweat (37:00)
    • Friday – Rest
    • Saturday – INSANITY Asylum Speed and Agility * 1.5 (67:00)
    • Sunday – PiYo Hardcore on the Floor (33:00), PiYo Buns (28:00)
    • Monday – PiYo Drench (48:00), TurboFire HIIT 20 * 1.5 (26:00)
    • Tuesday – Ran 5.0 miles in 51:00; walked 0.35 miles in 5:00; PiYo Strength Intervals (24:00)
    • Wednesday – PiYo Sweat (37:00)
  • Notes: 
    • I’m only officially down 0.2 pounds in these four weeks, but the day before my initial weigh-in, I weighed 141.4 pounds, so looking at that (I always thought the initial weigh-in of 140.0 was strange), I’m down anywhere from 0.2 – 1.6 pounds – and considering I’m truly in maintenance mode, I’m pretty happy with where I am
    • Body fat is holding nicely at 21.4%, and I started at 22.9% (or 22.4% the day prior to weigh-in) so I’m down anywhere from 1.0% – 1.5% which is HUGE for me – losing body fat has been really hard since I plateaued in weight 15 weeks ago
    • I have met all of my goals in regards to doing every.single.PiYo workout and getting at least 5 hours of exercise in a week.  My mileage goal was NOT met this past week, but I’m OK with that
    • PiYo is working for me.. loving it.  My arms are constantly sore and my ass is hurting most days – which means it’s working (remember Binactin from when we were kids?  “the burning means it’s working.”  HA!)
    • Here is my workout schedule so far – I’ve made up every PiYo workout if it was skipped and have stuck to the amount of BOD workouts – so it’s going really, really well and I’m enjoying it
    • Also below are my “before and after” photos for the first 4 weeks.  The lighting was different, I look like death warmed over in the after photos, but it’s just mid-challenge so I don’t really care  😉  I do see changes, even if just slightly.  There is less padding on my belly for sure.  In the mirror, my abs seem to pop and so do my shoulders – the PiYo is working! (These photos are all with flexed abs.)

4 weeks

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Goals for the Next 8 Weeks:

  • Finish on 12/31/2015 SAFELY in the 130’s (meaning a couple of weeks prior to 12/31 weighing in in the 137-139 range)
  • I’d really, REALLY love to see a body fat percentage in the 21% range again on my handheld body fat monitor
  • I want to see major changes in my physique since I’m so dedicated to PiYo
  • Complete 5+ hours a week of dedicated exercise
  • Run 20-25 15-20 miles a week on average
  • Complete the full PiYo 8 week program
  • Supplement my fitness with at least 2 BOD (bea.chbo.dy on dem.and) workouts a week
  • Stay within daily net calorie goal of 1390 calories at least 5 days a week

Starting Statistics on 11/05/2015

  • Weight:  140 pounds
  • Body Fat %:  22.9% with the handheld (22.2% with calipers, 22.8% with the Tan.ita scale)
  • BMI:  21.9
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