Wednesday, January 27, 2010

End of January Progress Report

I'm headed out of town so for me this is the end of working out in January, so here's my report.

Well, I finished my first EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge yesterday. I think it technically took me 31 days, but that's cause I don't workout on Sunday and I had some extra lazy days in there. I did it on the "Easy" setting and I think I was most surprised at how my knees hurt. There were A LOT of lunges in there and my knees were just not ready for that much bending. Overall I enjoyed the 30 day challenge, and while there were some parts that really challenged me (kick ups and high knees) most of it wasn't too challenging and it was pretty enjoyable. I plan on working out on just the Wii Fit Plus for February, and I'll go back to EA Sports Active on a "Medium" intensity for March.

Now for the progress report. As you can see from the picture below, I did a pretty good job of working out every day. Sunday is my day of rest, and there were 2 days last week when it just didn't get done, but other than that I'm really proud of my progress. But...I don't feel like my weight or BMI really shifted at all. I tried hard to work out at the same time (between 8-9am) most days and wear the same workout clothes each day too (I did wash them of course!). I hoped that would reduce the crazy fluctuations I've experienced on the scale, but it didn't. I'll try even harder this next month to work out at the same time and in the same outfit, and will hope again for less fluctuations, but I'm not holding my breath.

My baby was born in November and when he was 1 week old I tried on, and fit into, my non-maternity, size 10 jeans. At 2 weeks old I started wearing my size 8 jeans that I have worn for the past 3 years since kid B was born. I'm proud to say that when kid C was 2 months old I bought some size 6 jeans! I was wearing that size before and after the birth of kid A, but haven't worn those for YEARS and was super proud of myself. While the scale isn't always my friend, I'm happy in my jeans and that's at least something. I still have to get rid of "the belly" and I'd still like to lose 15 pounds or more, but the other day I caught a glance of myself in the mirror and liked the way my butt looked, so I can't complain too much. I will keep up the good work and keep updating this blog to make myself accountable. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

toby and amy said...

You rock!! Back to pre-pregnancy jeans!! That is awesome.