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This fitness challenge ran from July 23 until August 20.

Well, the challenge is done so let’s see what we’ve accomplished. My goals during this challenge were:
Increase strength & stamina as measured by moving along in the C25K program and lose 6 pounds, or 1.whatever pounds per week.

– run the c25k 3x weekly
– Spend 30 mins cycling weekly
– Swim 1x weekly
– Watch nutrition 5-6 days a week, 1 junk day allowed.

The results:
I haven’t weighed in since last week, at that point I was at -3lbs and weighed 152lbs. I’ve decided not to weigh in again until three weeks from today. I do hope to shed another few pounds to hit my weight goal of 149 before my next vacation!

I reached week 7 day 1 of C25K and I’ve done great with my eating habits this week and the grocery bill is also exactly on track, but I’ve fallen completely off the wagon with going to the gym in the last week of the challenge. I haven’t been in a full week! Last week Monday I had a final exam for Statistics (If you’ve been reading along… I don’t do MATH, I love love love love personal finance and crunching math in relation to money… but x=y to the sum of alpha something… not my strength.) Anyway, so that kept me quite busy. Good news is that I passed the course! Woo!

As well, I have this renovation thing going on which is costing a lot of cash and time. I’m not doing the work myself, 95% of the exterior/framing is done by a contractor but I do have to be here, write cheques, be The Boss… so that’s stressful.  And with all that I just haven’t been to the gym. All in all I give myself a 6 out of 10 for this challenge. I lost 3 pounds, have stuck to the general idea of eating better and have been more active but I could have done better!

Also doing the challenge:

– Spender’s Broke who is doing a Warrior dash on Sept 17th
– Serendipity who is hoping to pick up some healthy habits who posted an update earlier this week that she’s shed a few pounds, awesome!
– Travis Pizel from Our Journey to Zero broke into the 170’s during this challenge great work!
– Jackie from the Debt Myth wants to increase her time spent in the pool
Maggie@SquarePennies challenged herself to exercise 6 days out of 7 during the challenge period.

So, how did you all do? What were your results?

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This fitness challenge runs from July 23 until August 20.

ripped! (that's not me, obviously)

Week 3 is over! I haven’t seen any updates from anyone else yet but here’s mine;

First, my personal goals during this challenge:
Increase strength & stamina as measured by moving along in the C25K program and lose 6 pounds, or 1.whatever pounds per week.

– run the c25k 3x weekly
– Spend 30 mins cycling weekly
– Swim 1x weekly
– Watch nutrition 5-6 days a week, 1 junk day allowed.

I weighed in on Saturday and… I lost 3 pounds! I’m now down to 152lbs.  The 140’s are in sight! I was hoping the weight-loss would show up eventually and so it did! I’ve also taken my measurements so I can stop being so frustrated with the scale – I’m delighted to report that according to Google (and my measurements) I have an hourglass shape. Fabulous! Haha. That helps with the negativity I felt after my ex told me I have ‘wide shoulders’ I know he meant well… but, yeah. Tell me something positive, you know? 🙂 (Don’t worry, I didn’t take it very seriously)

I am still  behind with my runs this week;  I did one Couch to 5k  and two short runs, I cycled for 45 mins once and 25 mins  and did not hit the pool at all.  Overall exercise  wise I didn’t have a great week, I’ve been very busy with work and getting ready for a final exam for a course that I may or may not pass. I am noticing a great increase in stamina, a short jog is no longer a chore, I don’t run out of breath as easily and I feel generally energetic and happy – the whole reason I’m doing this. Foodwise I did great! I kept things under control, ate lots of veggies and fruit and very little junk.  It helped that I finally did groceries

Also doing the challenge:

– Spender’s Broke who is doing a Warrior dash on Sept 17th
– Serendipity who is hoping to pick up some healthy habits who posted an update earlier this week that she’s shed a few pounds, awesome!
– Travis Pizel from Our Journey to Zero who’s participating in not one, but two challenges, he skipped last weeks weighin but reported a 0.4lb loss this week and is finally back into the 170’s, great work!
– Jackie from the Debt Myth wants to increase her time spent in the pool
Maggie@SquarePennies challenged herself to exercise 6 days out of 7 during the challenge period.

So, how did you all do? Ready for another week!? Last chance to give it your all as this is the LAST week of the challenge – although of course I hope you’ll hang onto healthy habits for life. 🙂

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This fitness challenge runs from July 23 until August 20.

Week 2 results are in! Albeit a bit late but that’s okay.

First, my personal goals during this challenge:
Increase strength & stamina as measured by moving along in the C25K program and lose 6 pounds, or 1.whatever pounds per week.

– run the c25k 3x weekly
– Spend 30 mins cycling weekly
– Swim 1x weekly
– Watch nutrition 5-6 days a week, 1 junk day allowed.

I weighed in today and…. again… I didn’t lose anything! Zip. Zilch.  Still stuck at 155lbs, GRRR! I have had to put my belt one hole tighter all week and I am wearing a pair of jeans (while writing this post) – without having to hold my breath –  that I last wore 3.5 years and 15 pounds ago, with minimal muffin top. I promise. 😉 You can also see some weightloss in my face; I am slightly baffled that my weight on the scale isn’t budging.

I am behind with my runs this week, I did two runs, and hope to do the last run in Couch 2 5k week 6 today.
I cycled for 30 mins twice and hit the pool Thursday! Overall exercise wise I had an average week, I think I need to up my game the next few weeks big time. Food-wise, I’ve kept the calories under control again but I really need to focus on eating more veggies, fruit & protein, the cupboards are bare and it’s time to do some groceries! 

Also doing the challenge:

– Spender’s Broke who is doing a Warrior dash on Sept 17th… this past week started off great but she had a rough couple of days in the end.
– Serendipity who is hoping to pick up some healthy habits (me too girl, me too!)
– Travis Pizel from Our Journey to Zero who’s participating in not one, but two challenges, he didn’t weigh in this weekend, curious to see your results Travis… I’m thinking of trying to copy your routine for a week to see if that may break my weightplateau.
– Jackie from the Debt Myth wants to increase her time spent in the pool
Maggie@SquarePennies challenged herself to exercise 6 days out of 7 during the challenge period.

So, how did you all do? Ready for another week!?