Monday, September 05, 2011
Getting a head start on preparing for the Pimp my (P)Ride Strength Training Challenge for the 8 weeks before Halloween.
I took my before pictures, before measurements and got some new supplies: a Pilates ball, 1 10 pound hand weight, calendar and markers to track workouts, tupperwares for healthy lunches. Things I already had included 3 and 5 lb hand weights, yoga mat, resistance bands, measuring tape, stop watch on my phone.
My Target Areas for this challenge:
upper arms, back, sides (obliques), abs/ core and if i'm lucky the fat excess on my thighs will start disappearing. you'd think after a summer of pedaling 3,500+ miles on a bike my 27-30 inch thighs would shrink a little. buttt no. i think my calves look different even if the inches are still generally the same as they were before this summer. i think the muscle may have stretched out a little at least or redistributed. i'm happy with my lower legs but now just want my upper legs to be a little more in proportion. I DO NOT need to build more muscle there - if i could say one thing on my body is outrageous, it's my hamstrings/quads. hell yeah!! I just want my legs to look overall toned, athletic and not fatty. I know they will eventually get there.
My Personal Goals:
-Do a plank every day and track times. That's it. Just one plank a day and record the seconds/minutes.
-Have a consistent log of ST to show for the duration of this challenge. No gaps.
-Lose some inches to fit into this flannel shirt I snagged from Danielle's closet in time to wear out at some point for this fall.
upper arm: 16.5
hips at widest part: 49
bra line: 39.5
(excuse the fact that i haven't showered yet haha.) see how my arms could use some tightening up. let's see if we can make a difference during the next 8 weeks.
The shirt I want to fit into: (it's close)
(excuse the fact that i'm not wearing undies haha. still got that gumdrop shaped ass.)
LET'S DO ITTTT!!