Weekly Update September 23, 2012 and Get Fit Feel Epic Week 4

Rebecca from Weight Wars is hosting yet another lovely challenge; this one has a fabulous prize attached to it too (a Fit Bit Wireless Activity Monitor). This is an 8 week challenge whereby we set ourselves five SMART goals and take part in Weekly Challenges. We then check in weekly and link up with our results.

I’m combining my weekly updates with my weekly Get Fit Feel Epic posts because a) they both are meant to appear on Mondays, and b) they cover a lot of the same ground, so there’s no point repeating myself.

Wow – my second week at my new job is done, and I’m feeling just swamped. Still really like it, just so busy! I’m running behind in so many things, but I’ve made some decisions that help with that, including some blog related choices. I’ll be temporarily suspending my other blog, and probably blogging a little less on this one for a while. The good news? I spent time with Bruce & the kids this weekend and really relaxed. That was awesome.

No weigh in this week, that will come next week.

Weight stats as of September 1, 2012:

Current:
Weight: 139.8 lbs
Body Fat %: 27.3%
Body Water %: 53.1%
BMI: 23.9

Change from last weigh in:
Weight: (0.1 lbs down)
Body Fat: (0.4% down)
Body Water: +0.3% up
BMI: no change

Change from December 31, 2011:
Weight: 144.7 lbs – (4.9 lbs down)
Body Fat %: 28.0% – (0.7% down)
Body Water: 52.5% – +0.6% up
BMI: 24.7 – (0.8 down)

Swimming:

2012/09/18 – 1200m in 34:42 (YMCA)
2012/09/21 – 1600m in 45:18 (YMCA)

Running:

2012/09/18 – 4.35 miles in 45:43 (9 sets of hill repeats)
2012/09/22 – 3.0 miles in 27:20 (fast tempo run)
2012/09/23 – 11.70 miles in 2:00:42 (long run)

Cycling:

2012/09/19 – 9.0 miles in 31:44 (Bruce’s new bike on trainer)

Hot Yoga

No yoga this week

Weight Training

I’ve started P90X which seems to combine weight training with stretching, so I’ll record those sessions here.

2012/09/17 – Session 2, Week 2 (plyometrics, about an hour)
2012/09/17 – Session 3, Week 2 (arms & shoulders, about 45 minutes)
2012/09/23 – Session 4, Week 2 (yoga, about an hour)

All in all, a decent week on the workout front!

Now to update Get Fit Feel Epic! How did I do for Week 3? Things are still going pretty well!

1. Average 2 swim workouts per week? Check. 2 done again.
2. Average 3 run workouts per week? Check. 3 done, including hills.
3. Swim at least 30 km total? Not quite on target here – I did 2.8 km this week. My shoulders were aching from P90X, making it difficult to even do 1200 on Tuesday. No excuse, that just means I have to get in another workout at some point!
4. Set a new PR? I’m definitely getting faster, I had a super fast tempo run this week. Setting a new PR? It’s still a guessing game.
5. Average 7 workouts per week? I did 9 again this week – and I even took one complete rest day! Whoo hoo. 🙂

The week 3 challenge, was to do a workout of 10 burpees, 20 squats and 30 pushups, 3 rounds of each set, for time. I said I wasn’t going to, and I didn’t. I did my P90X instead. This week, for Week 4, we are to try something new… go outside our comfort zone. I’m going to have to think about that one. Somehow, I often feel like I’m outside my comfort zone! 🙂

Goals update: My daily goals have been slipping, a lot. I’m going to have to figure out how to stay on top of them. I still think setting them is important, I’m just not sure how it’s going to work, especially since I plan on blogging less, which means less accountability.

Today’s goals:

1. P90X workout
2. Meal plan for the week
3. Read my marketing material and write two ad posts

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2 Responses to Weekly Update September 23, 2012 and Get Fit Feel Epic Week 4

  1. PlumPetals says:

    Awesome job with your workouts!!! Getting in 9 for the week is terrific; no wonder sometimes your daily goals slip. I find that between work, working out, and preparing meals my time just flies — am trying to get a better handle on it though.

    Good luck with week 4 🙂

    • Kris says:

      LOL… sometimes everything slips! But work and working out have been my #1 priorities, so… it gets done. 🙂

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