May 18, 2019

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Fitness: Week 1 to Weight Loss

Apologies in advance if this seems to be written in different tones throughout, I’m going to add to it daily and you’ll be seeing it at the conclusion of a week. 🙂

This week begins on May 14, 2019.

Goals and Check-ins

  • Current Weight: 132.4lbs
    • Goal Weight: 113lbs
    • Weight Needed to Lose: 19.4lbs
    • Amount Lost so far: 0lbs
  • Current Chest Measurement: 40in
    • Goal Measurement: 38in
    • Amount to Lose: 2in
    • Amount Lost so far: 0in
  • Current Waist Measurement: 32in
    • Goal Measurement: 29in
    • Amount to Lose: 3in
    • Amount Lost so far: 0in

Exercise Through the Week

Day 1: May 14, 2019

  • Workout Time Completed: 30min
  • Activities Done:
    • V-Sit
    • V-Sit w/ Rowing
    • Jumping Jacks
    • Jogging in Place
    • Squats
    • Squats w/ Side-Step
    • Straddle Toe-Touches (hand to opposite foot)
    • Crunches
    • Plank for 60 seconds
    • Modified Push-Ups
    • Yoga Stretches whenever I needed a moment between exercises
  • Yoga Time Completed: 20min

Day 2: May 15, 2019

There’s no skipping a day just because it’s your birthday (and 30th, at that!)

  • Workout Time Completed: 30min
  • Activities Done:
    • V-Sit
    • Squats
    • Squats w/ Side-Step
    • Jumping Jacks
    • Jogging in Place
    • Straddle Toe-Touches (hand to opposite foot)
    • Plank for 60 seconds
    • Crunches
    • Step-Ups
    • Raised-Leg Kicks (for abs; scissor, bicycle, and kicking motions)
    • Yoga Stretches whenever I needed a moment between exercises

Day 3: May 16, 2019

So today I had to take a breather. The reality is I am very, very out of shape and you don’t just suddenly jump back into lots of regular exercise like I want without consequences. Now, if I didn’t have to go to do massages (aka my job) and such, sure, I could afford to be laid up from being too sort to move. That isn’t the case though. So today was a 30min session of yoga to stretch out my poor muscles and give myself a moment to heal. Tomorrow is another day, and then the weekend is all down time for healing not only because I’ll need it, but because I have back-to-back craft fairs I need to be functional for.

Day 4: May 17, 2019

Ah, the land of bruises and fatigue has returned for today was pole dance. This activity looks really sexy when done well, but let me tell you what, the arm and core strength needed for this is intense. This is a full-body workout, for an hour. I have bruises galore already, and it hasn’t even been 12 hours between the time of writing this paragraph from the time of the exercise. I will feel this tomorrow. One of the bruises is on my inner left thigh, and is just this lovely blue color. That one will be there a while. Whoops? LOL

Final Thoughts for the Week

So this marks the end of the first week. I’m going to be taking weekends off from workouts to give my body ample time to heal and recuperate. Eventually I’ll probably be able to do more, but I need to pace myself. Plus, this weekend I’ll be doing that vendor thing as Dancer’s Dream Boutique and selling stuff at the Amsterdam Spring Fling with my partner, so that’s going to be exhausting in and of itself.

I’ll pick this back up on Monday of next week, where I’ll weigh and measure myself again, and I’ll do these little updates once more. Might not be the most exciting thing, but hey, it’s a journey and maybe it will help inspire someone else. You never know.

What is fun is I have a tribe of ladies starting to help keep each other going on Snapchat. So we are sharing post-workout selfies and just generally offering support and encouragement to each other. I love it so much. ♥ The freedom to workout on your own schedule, but still with a buddy (or two). This is one of the fun things about technology, for sure. 🙂

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