Fit Challenge Week 7

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Here is to week 7!! I have stayed pretty much at the same weight as last week but the difference is I have started light strength training to couple with my Gazelle. When I was younger (geez that sounds like I am ancient), I used to do light weight lifting. Not only that but I used to help my dad in his tire shop to move tires, clean out the bays, and help load his truck…anything that my brother was not able to do I helped with. When I look back at my younger self I realize the one big thing that changed in my life was I no longer did as much strength training as I did when I was younger. I used lift dumbbells when I was not lifting tires :). It was a huge thing and I never realized how much. So in changing my lifestyle choices that include my eating and exercising, I am going to add some light strength training to my routine. I know adding this kind of exercise probably will not allow me to lose weight as quickly (muscle weighs more then fat) but I believe this is a better route to go especially as I am getting older. I need that extra protection in muscle mass to prevent major issues.

So here I am now. I am not excited about my weight but you know what I am not going to focus strictly on my number although it is important and I am going to lose the weight I want. I am going to focus instead on building my strength, endurance, and well being. Because my health is more important and the changes I make now will show the end results I want.

Fit Challenge week 7:

Height: 5′ 7″

Age: 38

Weight : 178.2

My bust: 38 in

My waist: 32 in

My Hips: 37 in

Week 20 – Achievements or not

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Well here I am again. Each week I come and tell you what I have or have not done. This week is not too much different from the previous weeks except, I am improving my flexibility and being able to sleep a lot better at night. Maybe these are not big achievements or at least not what I was aiming for but you know something, as much as I try to center on one thing maybe I am losing sight of what I originally started out to do: To be healthy. Does this mean I am not trying to lose weight? No. Does it mean I am not trying to change bad habits? No. It means the more I think about it, the more I am starting to realize I am missing the small changes that are happening to help the big goal on its way. So with all this said, I am going to stop worrying so much about everything and just stay focused on the long term. But I am going to start paying more attention to all the little things that I have not been 🙂

 

Week 20 Stats:

My age: 38

My height: 5′ 7″

My weight: 179.6 lbs

My bust: 38 in

My waist: 34 in

My Hips: 39 in