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MARCHING Toward My Goals - Week 1 Recap

Friday, March 08, 2013

emoticon emoticon MARCHING Toward my Goal Challenge emoticon emoticon

emoticon Beginning weight: 158
Goal for the month: 154
Week 1: 154.8 WOW! I didn't see that coming at all! Lost lots of water weight from Aunt Flo plus some. This is like way cool for me because I have not seen ANYTHING below 155 since having baby! HELLLLLLLLLLLO Clean eating! emoticon I am thinking I may adjust my goal and say 152........?

Goals for the month:
loss of .5 in my waist, .25 in my thighs, .5 in my hips, and .5 for my abductors (I'll do my measurements at the end of the month)

NUTRITION (ongoing through the month)
emoticon Eat Clean -- emoticon

emoticon 2-3 Liters of H2O daily emoticon

emoticon Track food daily emoticon

emoticon Boost protein intake. emoticon

emoticon Start taking a Fish Oil supplement. emoticon

emoticon Calorie Cycling - emoticon

WORKOUTS (ongoing through the month)
emoticon Finish out the Lean Phase of ChaLEAN with rock star quality! emoticon

emoticon Star incorporating more cardio into my workouts. emoticon

emoticon Flexibility -- emoticon

emoticon Figure out what in the HECK I want to do post ChaLEAN. emoticon

WARDROBE (limited/once during the month)
emoticon buy new jeans and clothes as I drop sizes.

emoticon Clean up and organize my closet and shoes.

emoticon Buy myself a new workout outfit or two.

APPEARANCE (once during the month)
emoticon Get my hair cut emoticon

emoticon Toss my old makeup and purchase new.

emoticon TAke care of my tootsies and give myself a long, luxurious pedicure this month! Its long overdue!!! emoticon

I would say that my first week of the challenge was successful. I did stellar with my clean eating and the calorie cycling. My workouts for the week were good and I felt I met my goals with them as well. Here were my workouts (to date...)
Mon - Lean Circuit 1, HIIT 15
Tue - Yoga, Elliptical
Wed - Lean Circuit 2, Pilates
Thurs - Get Lean Intervals, Yoga
Fri - Lean Circuit 3, HIIT 20

Normally I work out on Saturday but I am planning a rest weekend. Going off another one of my goals, I have decided what I am going to do post ChaLEAN (I am making this week of CLX my last -- I have hit MONOTONY with it and I just need a break!!). I ordered The New Rules of LIfting for Women. I am going to make that my next fitness endeavor. I feel good about it as it can be taylored to at home workouts which is what I need. As much as I would love to rejoin the gym, it just isn't going to happen for a few months (maybe after the kids go back to school next fall). I have decided to take a few week hiatus on the heavy lifting while i put my plan together with the NRoL and I also ordered three Jackie Warner DVDs that I plan to use 3 times a week as it does weights different than ChaLEAN it is more based off of the higher reps/lower weight. I feel that I need that balance of working the Type I and Type II muscles. I fear that is what might have gotten me in trouble a couple of years ago when I jacked my shoulder up doing P90X -- back to back to back heavy lifting. So, while I formulate my next plan I am thinking anywhere between 2-4 weeks of the Jackie Warner DVDs (I got Workout, Xtreme Timesaver and Personal Training Power Circuit Training. I have never done one of her DVDs before but they were highly rated on Amazon so I figured what the heck? I will post my plan when I figure it out.

But mainly for the weekend, my main goals are to stick with my nutrition plan and drink lots of water! emoticon

I am feeling good. For the first time, I don't feel so defeated and deflated. I honestly do feel like my goals are within grasp, they're just going to take a whole hell of a lot of perseverance and stubbornness (ya'll know I have PLENTY of that, lol emoticon ). I truly appreciate everyone's comments and support! I love this community!! emoticon
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  • KNH771
    Wow! Love seeing all of those targets in your blog. Congrats on your great progress!
    2405 days ago
    Never done Jackie Warner. Good Luck to you, you have to do what works for your body. I am NOT a fan of high rep low weight work. For me, it just wastes time and I get endurance work in from steep mountain hiking. I did vids years ago that focused mostly on high rep, low weight (isn't it all when you are not in a squat rack!) and I just never went anywhere body wise. Things really changed for me when I adopted the principles in NROLW.
    Tip: Don't do push ups from your knees...ever. I only do from knees in warm-up. I truly believe once on knees, always on knees. Also, I just read NROL Supercharged. It's a more complicated program but the exercises are awesome. I tend to just adopt the exercises and work them into my own routine since I hate following what someone else wants me to do, LOL
    At home......get exercise bands if you don't already have them and a stability ball. A BOSU is cool to have to but I realize you are not made of money, ;).
    One of the cool, extremely challenging things that appears in NROLS and you can do with exercise bands/stability ball:


    2408 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/11/2013 10:33:33 AM
    Great job! You are really "Marching" forward!
    Glad to see the progress, how well you are doing with the new plan, and that you are feeling so good!!!
    2410 days ago
  • SINGER73
    It's amazing what we can accomplish when we put our mind and body into it. emoticon
    2411 days ago
  • no profile photo FLGIRL_4EVER
    OMG girl you rocked this week!
    2411 days ago
  • no profile photo CINDYTW
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    2411 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    What a great start to the month! And the plan for the rest of the month sounds pretty great too
    2411 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Wishing you great success towards your goals! emoticon
    2412 days ago
    Congratulations, you've done really well so far. Keep up the good work!!! emoticon
    2412 days ago
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