Friday, November 15, 2013

Fit 4 Christmas Challenge - Week 3

Two weeks down and you all continue to amaze me! A big part of weight loss success is accountability and support. Come share your progress over in the Facebook Group.

Starting Weight: 175.6
Week 1 Complete: 171.8
Week 2 Complete: 169.2

Total for the week: -2.6
Total for challenge: -6.4

This next week will be huge for me. If you have followed along with my journey at all these past few months, you know I've been stuck in a rut, fluctuating between 168-172. For months. This is the week I break that cycle!

Truth be told, I had something completely different for this week's mini challenge planned until I saw this...

And I laughed. Out loud. Far longer than it really warranted.

It really got me thinking... the mention of  a 10 pound gain probably isn't too much of an exaggeration for most Americans. It definitely isn't for me in years past. This year will be different - I'm positive of that.

In 2 weeks we are going to be surrounded by family and friends that we may not have seen in some time. I want us all to be in the best possible shape by then. This thought process brought me to scratch the original Week 3 for another time, and to up the challenge a bit this week. Who's with me?

Week 3 is a combination of weeks 1 & 2, with the added cardio bursts to make one super-set. This is more than a mini challenge, it's a mini workout. I want all of you (and myself) to burn as many calories as possible this week! I want you all to look and most importantly, feel amazing for the holiday. Break it up through the day if you need to. Make sure you go at your own pace, but try to really push yourself. 

Your reps for the squats, reverse crunch, bicycle crunch, and scissor abs will increase each day by 5. Cardio will remain at 1 minute increments (unless you want to increase that, then by all means.. do it.)

If you've done the first 2 week's mini challenges, these moves should all be pretty familiar aside from the squat jacks. If you are unsure of those, watch the video below: Blogger doesn't want to find the video, so you can watch it HERE.

The other side of the challenge, is to take this quiz and determine what body type you have. Everyone is made differently, and it's so hard to not compare yourself to other people. Knowing your body type will help give you better expectations as well as help you understand how your body loses/gains and why. 

Under the extra poundage, I fall into the mesomorph category
Keep up the great work everyone. I can't wait to see everyone's progress!

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. See, if I was doing the exercise portion of this program, I would've done better. LOL I've gone from 137.2 to 133.0...a loss of 4.2. BUT I am doing 30-45 min. of dance, 6 days a week, and I'm already at my goal weight. So 4.2 lbs. in 2 weeks is damned good, I think! (plus, I'm 62. For once, age is a good excuse.) LOL

    Have a great weekend! My goal is to go 'balls to the walls' to lose every ounce I can between now and 12/31, because my diet/lifestyle change started 1/1, so I want the biggest number I can muster for "I lost xx pounds in 2013!" :)


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