Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Change and the Plan

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And now I’m ready to change. After a horrible, worst mood ever, type of day yesterday, I decided that was the kickstart I needed.  

So, it only took me 2+ weeks (I was full of excuses) to finally get started on this plan I’ve been talking about. But last night I did it. I did two circuits of the following (with my comments noted):
  • Burpee (10 reps) – I went in HATING Burpees and didn’t even try beyond one. I was in a shitastic mood yesterday so there was no convincing me otherwise.
  • Girl Modified Pushup (15 reps)
  • One Arm Kettlebell Row (15 reps each arm)
  • Plank (50 Seconds) – I only made it about 25-30 seconds on each circuit
  • Goblet Squat (25 reps) – I’m pretty sure the first couple I did were not correct but I fixed my form and think the rest were effective
  • One Arm Kettlebell Press (15 reps each arm)
  • Elbow to Knee Crunches (15 reps each side)
  • Kettlebell Curl (15 reps each arm)
  • Chair or Flat Bench Dips (12 reps)

I gave my feedback to my friend who created the plan for me and he asked if I realistically thought I’d do the Burpees as he’d modify the plan if not. So of course, I told him I’d prefer a modification and told him I could only last 30 seconds on the planks and he made the following adjustments which I’ll try on my next strength day (which isThursday according to my adjusted plan):
  • Mountain Climbers (30 seconds)
  • Girl Modified Pushup (15 reps)
  • One Arm Kettlebell Row (15 reps each arm)
  • Plank (30 Seconds)
  • Goblet Squat (25 reps)
  • One Arm Kettlebell Press (15 reps each arm)
  • Elbow to Knee Crunches (15 reps each side)
  • Kettlebell Curl (15 reps each arm)
  • Chair or Flat Bench Dips (12 reps)
  • Plank (20 Seconds)


I also programmed my treadmill to do specific intervals and tried it out on Saturday for just 1 mile (I got new running shoes so HAD to give them a try) and I seemed to like it, just not sure I’ll be able to do it for the entire duration, but I’ll give it my best shot. Today is 2.5 miles. The interval program is:
  • 1 min sprint at 7.3 mph
  • 2 min jog at 6.0 mph
  • 1 min walk at 3.8 mph

Which in a 30 minute period, should put me at 2.9 miles – which is a little faster than I typically run, but since I only have to do 2.5 miles, I’m hoping I can keep up!

my new kicks - Zoot TT 2.0

On Saturday night, a few of the guys were over (G hosted a “Beer and Diapers” party while the girls were at the Baby Shower for our good friends who are expecting in March) and since it was cool outside, we decided to put our fit pit to use. We received it for Christmas in 2012 and sadly this is the first time we’ve used it. I don’t know why though, we all had a great time sitting around the fire, shooting the shit, and drinking some beer. EM even enjoyed it and we took some Fire Pit Selfies.



Today officially starts the DietBet with Chris and Heidi Powell (pot is $139,200!!). G and I both joined and did our “weigh in” pictures on Sunday night – you were allowed to do them early – and after eating like crap all weekend my weight was certainly embarrassingly high but that helped me in the sense that it won’t be as hard to lose with a morning weigh in for the final. I need to lose 6.7 lbs by February 25th. As of this morning I’m already down 4.2 and only have 2.5 to go (and KEEP off). I know it sounds too easy, to only lose 2.5 more, but I am going on a cruise next week so I’m sure I’ll gain something on that (I’ve never NOT gained on a cruise before, even with being sick with a stomach virus) and the key is KEEPING it off, and I’d like to lose even more than that as well!

My friend (the same one who made my strength plan) sent me this article about successful transformations and it really made want to make myself more accountable and by putting it out there in cyberspace, hopefully it’ll help! I decided I’m going to join a link-up and hold myself accountable and report in each week on Follow Through Friday (Friday is also my weigh-in day for another weight loss challenge I am in, so it works out well)!  

Glossy Blonde

2 comments:

  1. Looking forward to your follow through posts!

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