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Lent Begins

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hi there!

Week 3 began yesterday, with the Fit Test. Here are my results, old scores in brackets.

New Fit Test scores~ (+1st FT Scores)
-Squat Jumps - 28 (26)
-Pushups - 20 (18)
-Burpees - 8 (13)
-High Knees - 95 (115)
-Switch Lunge - 33 (29)
-Tuck Jumps - 18 (16)
-Tricep Dips - 19 (17)
- Straight Crunch 21 (23)

My numbers have gone up in most of them, so I'll take that! I'm happy with the small improvements but baffled on the ones I was worse at, heh! I was going to do two rounds of the fit test, to get a longer workout, but ahh... I decided I was foofed after just one round. Or I was lazy.

The good thing is I've started Week 3 and now we're rolling! Yay! I went to Zumba on Monday night too and loved it. This class seemed to last longer and I was able to get stuck in and push harder in parts I knew. And we danced to a new song or two, one of them being The Pussycat Dolls "Jai Ho" (Spelt wrong I'm thinking!) so that was lots of fun. We also had a 'battle'.... which was hilarious. I do have a giggle and get a real sweat on.

The eating has still been (really) bad but now... I have a PLAN! Yay for plans, hey?? So it's Lent. Lent starts today. My friend in work who I zumba with has been telling me she is giving up chocolate and wine for Lent - which will be very hard for her. I thought all yesterday of something that would be good to give up, but also a real challenge for me.

For Lent - I am giving up TAKEAWAY. No takeaway at all for the whole of Lent. This is my worst... what... thorn in my side? It's so easy to be lazy and order takeaway... and I do it far too often. It's creeping up as well, as I used to eat a lot of takeaway before I lost the big chunk of weight, and the takeaway was what led to me getting so big.

So it STOPS now. I'm really happy to do this... Not only will it give me a major health kick but I will save a bunch of money too!!! Homecooked meals only - and I was going to allow restaurant meals but we'll scrap that - homecooked meals ONLY for the whole of lent. No fast food, no takeaway.

Also, I talked zumba friend into trying some different stuff too - and we are now booked on a "Body Attack" class for Thursday night, woohoo! My only worry for this is getting home afterwards and being 'too tired' to BodyRock... But I'm 3 weeks into the challenge now... I am NOT slipping. I WILL finish this challenge and I WILL be proud of myself for sticking with it. I'm sick of always falling off and quitting early.


So, Lent, we begin! :)
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    Good score! I think we have about the same thing that increase and decreased, I just did mine on last Tuesday. Happy with the increased and mind-boggling with the decrease, haha.

    So, what's Lent? Is it like fasting? And how long do you need to do this?
    2207 days ago
    Blessed Lent to you. :) The best time of year.
    2209 days ago
    Good for you! Good luck on your at home cooking, and keep up the great work :)
    2214 days ago
    Wowza! What an awesome workout schedule! Can't wait to hear about the new class.

    Good luck on your Lent project. Sounds like a worthy cause. emoticon
    2214 days ago
    Good time to do it! You go girl! Good luck!
    2214 days ago
    That sounds like an awesome plan! =] Ahh the convenience of take-away foods, and yet you're so right! There's all those hidden calories in there =p

    And as far as the classes and bodyrocking afterwards, this is just me, but if I were to go to a workout class, I definitely wouldn't have it in me to bodyrock on that day ALSO! What's important is getting in some sort of exercise, right? =]=]

    Glad to hear you're getting yourself back on track! =] you rock girly!
    2215 days ago
    Oooh - good challenge for Lent - always good to do something that you know will be tough rather than going for the easy option! I'm sure you'll do really well - hope it'll get easier through the 40 days - the alcohol/sugar thing definitely did for me.
    AND - I LOVE Jai Ho at Zumba also, it's my fave routine - my other favourite is Aguilera's Candy Man.
    Enjoy BODY ATTACK! - sounds fun! and remember, you can always do the 'missed' workout at the weekend - 2 birds, one stone!
    Oh - and every fit test I've done so far I've thought - I'll do 2 rounds, but never have! I think it's all to 'cardio'ey' if you know what I mean?
    2215 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/22/2012 6:51:42 AM
  • -POOKIE-

    Go for it, I've told my boyfriend I want to re-lose my weight before we (hopefully) go to america so I can buy lots of cheap clothes, and said I want no more "cheat" weekends until I've lost it.

    I can maintain FINE by eating right in the week and eating more at weekends... but thats the problem, I dont need to maintain at the moment, its loosing again I need!
    2215 days ago
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