Sunday, April 8, 2012

Summer Challenge: Week 2 Report, Week 3 Goals

Last week's goals - report:
Weight Loss Goal:  .8 lb
(I weighed on Tues and had put on .4 lb, but it was the heaviest, most bloated TOM day for me.  I resisted re-weighing later in the week though, and will wait for Tues morning again.  I may as well accept the fact that bloating and girly-issues affect my weight regularly, and there's no point acting like they don't exist.)

Nutrition:  keep fat intake at recommended level at least 3 days.
I succeeded in this, if I count last Sunday as day 1 of the 3 days.  

Fitness goal:  6 hard workouts this week, incl. two Insanity.  12 push ups on toes by next Sunday.
NEW VEGGIE/RECIPE (double up on it.  I'll try two.)
I only got 5 good workouts in this week, and only one of them was Insanity.  I am up to 10 and a half push ups last I checked.  New veggie recipes were actually credited to my sister:  dry roasted kale chips w/ sea salt and a spritz of olive oil, and grilled bell peppers & zucchini w/ fresh (sister-made) basil pesto. Scrumptious!
Haven't tried my baked cauliflower yet.  


Weight Loss:  .8 lb

NSV:  Water & Sleep.  More of both.  6 cups of water or more.  In bed before midnight.

Nutrition:  I need a social gathering, and I need to exert self control.  I have a fancy party next Saturday, and I will mentally prep myself during this week to show up there CONFIDENT that I won't go apesh*t over the champagne and hors d'oeuvres.  I'll budget my calories ahead of time so I can indulge there without ruining my week, but I have to know where to draw the line when I'm there, and not blame the party for taking control out of my hands.  I AM IN CONTROL.

Fitness: Take it outside.  It's getting warm and Springy out.  I want to bring my workouts outside and vary it up more.  Hiking/rock climbing, biking,  & tennis - which I suck at, but it's still a good workout.
Push ups - complete TWELVE or more in a row!!!



  1. Getting in 5 out of 6 workouts is terrific ... and you're super-close to those 12 push ups!! Keep it up :)

  2. Hiking is something I am ITCHING to start doing!!!! Can't wait til summer! :)

    Good luck on week 3!


  3. Sorry about your gain. That's frustrating. I'm sure it will be gone when TOM packs his bags. Sounds like you are really doing great. I like your get outside goal. So much more fun outside!

  4. Even if you didn't hit all your week 2 goals, it's obvious that you're making progress. =)

    Love the week 3 goals and can't to find out how many pushups you can do by next week. Negative reps have helped me in a lot of my lifts. Give them a try.

  5. I have been doing pushups for like... 3 months now... and I still can't do them on my toes yet. More power to you!

    Also, social event and exerting control... that is a great goal. I have such a hard time with stuff like that. It's this lady's arch enemy. I may have to borrow that goal when I've got a party coming up. :) Thanks for sharing. You're going to ROCK this week!

  6. YUM - I love Kale chips!! I have kale in the fridge now, you just inpsired me to make some!!

    Good luck in week #3!

  7. LOVE your goals, especially fitness goals! When I'm outside, I don't feel it's exercise, just fun!

  8. yummo I love Kale chips!!! Baked cauliflower is a staple in my house :)

  9. I can't even do one push up one my toes. Well done.

  10. Good job on the push ups. I do girly ones, but only about 4 and then I collapse! Good luck for week 3!

  11. 5 workouts is great and 10 push-ups? You rock. I can't even do 1!