Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fitness Friday Post - 4

I'm dang proud of myself! I haven't EVER had an exercise routine before, but here I am, still doing this 4 weeks later everyday! Now I was out of town Friday and Saturday, but I did manage to do my body test before I left Friday and after I got back Saturday and again on Sunday. So far my pretty pink calendar for February has a beautiful pink heart on EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!

This week I've still been able to get 30 min in Monday through Friday and I'm feeling good about it. While technically I've lost 3 lbs since starting in December, I still think the scale is wacky and I don't believe I've lost any weight. I think I need to start eating healthier, but I'm just not there yet. Somehow I've got to work on eating a healthy breakfast every day and drinking more water. I don't drink soda anyway, but I do need more liquids. I am working on a goal with some of the young women in my church to "Improve your health by developing and implementing a regular fitness program and learning to cook and eat food that is part of a healthful diet." I've got my fitness program, but gotta work on the healthy diet part.

As for what I've been working on this week, the 3 minute hula hoop is still kicking my butt and I've only once accomplished my goal of getting over 800 spins on it (796 today...grrr!). I'm still not ready to move up to the 6 minute. I did fall in love with the running this week though. Thanks to Cynthia's post on Tuesday I've been running at a slower, much more steady pace and tried to actually enjoy the "sights" on the Wii Fit Island. The first time I tried it my burn rate was a whopping 228%! Heck Yah! The next time it was 202%. My Yoga Form is getting better, but some of the strength training is just too hard for me. Seriously, push-ups! Not my cup of tea, but I do some everyday, so hopefully I'll get better eventually.

Although still trying to get preggers with #3, I'd like to loose the "mommy belly" I still have from my 2.5yr old son. Any suggestions on which exercises are going to help get rid of that flab the best? Is hula hooping every day really going to melt it away? Let me know your thoughts!


The Muehli's said...

WTG Jen! You're doing great!

796 on 3 min hula hoop? WOW! I personally really love the boxing and find that I break a good sweat doing it, especially the 6 min one. The steps are a bit tricky at first but you'll get the hang of them.
I haven't tried out the running yet but I'm going to make a point of it next week now that I've had a glimpse at how cool it is!

I find that keeping a big 2 liter bottle near me during the day helps me consume more. I take big gulps from it a few times a day and in no time it's empty.

Keep up the great work! Looking forward to reading your progress next week :)

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

YAY Jen! I'm so impressed! Keep up the good work and be sure to compete in the Olympics next week! You could win some free stuff, and we know how you love that!

Aunt LoLo said...

My newborn is 10 weeks, and I think the hula hoop is helping the most with the fab flab! Although...the boxing is pretty good, too - the "dodge" does a GREAT job on the obliques, and if you get some good torso twists in while you're punching with the "away" hand (the hand in the rear when you step back) that can get in some ab work, too!

Colleen said...

Sounds like you are doing great! Keep up the good work. I drink a lot...I even keep a big cup near me while I am doing the fit and take a sip between each exercise I do.

Sarah said...

You are doing an awesome job! Every day for 30 minutes is amazing. Even if you don't lose weight right away, your body is getting healthier and stronger.