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Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Sunday, June 15, 2014

posting this blog in preparation for getting back on track. I need to recommitment myself to getting fit and eating healthier. I have revised my exercise was inconsistent to nonexistent lately.

~~ Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment ~~ Begins June 21st


Weight: 187.4
Waist to Hip Ratio: 0.87

Strength Training ~ Using either dvds, Wii Fit Plus, or workouts from magazines/books ~ Mon/Wed/Fri emoticon emoticon

Cardio ~ Walking/Dvds/Wii Fit Plus/Walk It Out for the Wii ~ 30 mins ~ 5 days per week emoticon emoticon

Beginning Goal: 15-20 minutes of exercise to start then add more til I get to 30 minutes per day 3x per week

Ultimate Goal: 45 minutes of exercise 5x a week


Drink Water - 6-8 glasses per day emoticon
Fruits/Veggies - 2-5 servings per day emoticon

Cut down on the amount of times I eat fast food, candy, ice cream, salty snacks, and dips. Have been doing this on an almost daily basis and that has caused me to regain all the weight I had lost and maintained for several years, plus some added pounds beyond that.

Will add my thoughts, progress or non-progress to this blog as I go along to hold myself accountable during this challenge. I will also be using a notebook on a daily basis to track my food choices and exercises.

I need to emoticon because emoticon

To help me with staying on trackā€¦.

Starting Weight Jun 21: 187.4
Goal Weight: 140
5% Goal: 178

Week 1 Jun 28: 188.8 (+1.4) emoticon
Week 2 Jul 5: 188.8
Week 3 Jul 12: 186.8 (-2.0) emoticon
Week 4 Jul 19: 186.8
Week 5 Jul 26: 185.8 (-1.0)
Week 6 Aug 2: 186.2 (+0.4)
Week 7 Aug 9: 185.6
Week 8 Final Weigh In Aug 16: 186.0 (-1.4) since beginning

ENDING MEASUREMENTS: emoticon emoticon

Waist to Hip Ratio:

Week 1 review: Did not do well. Ate fast food, candy, chips with dip, and several root beer floats. Portion sizes were not under control. Stress level has been high this past week at work and home.

Week 2 review: Stayed the same weight. But have not eaten at McDonald's or had a sweet tea all week. Have started packing lunches to take to work. Need to work on portion sizes when it comes to rice and pasta dishes. I did do 195 mins of exercise this week so moving in the right direction with that.

Week 3 review: Down 2lbs this week. Did not stay on track with exercise. I am getting lost in the shuffle between work and home responsibilities.

Week 4 review: not doing well with finding time to exercise

Week 5 review: need to put exercise at the top of my list of healthy things to do

Week 6 review: not a good week. ate at mcd's twice this week cause i didn't plan ahead for having things to take for lunch/dinner. drank sweet tea both times. also exercise has flown the coup...lots going on in my personal life right now and i'm not doing well dealing with it all

Week 7 review: didn't make time for me

Week 8 review: did not reach my goal of losing 5%....too many things were going on with work and home and I let that get in the way of doing things for eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis.

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