Mrs. White started a Fitness Team for the month of December and I get to be a member! Our goal is to keep track of our exercise each week and report it on Friday. We will also share how we eat, workout, and whatever else we think will be helpful to you. We want to inspire you to keep working on your fitness throughout the holidays so you won't have an unhappy surprise January 1st!
My goals from now through the middle of January are to lose some weight and tone up so I can look better in my bathing suit which I will be wearing on vacation. I will be doing my Tupler Technique to shrink my mummy tummy, lifting weights and running intervals to tone up and working on my posture with T-Tapp and stretches. To keep dropping pounds I will continue eating a low carb paleo diet, watching my stress levels and get to sleep at a decent time.
And now my before pics. I'm wearing my suit with a t-shirt over the top 'cause it was scarier than I thought it would be to let you see my trouble spots. Excuse my hair, I had just taken a shower. And remember I've had 8 babies, although, the youngest is 3 so I don't know if that's much of an excuse any more.
Here is a closer shot to show you my funky posture. When I'm not trying to stand up straight I lean over to my right side. I think this is because of the almost constant pain I was in for over 3 years with my gallbladder. Now that it's out I'm working on strengthening my right abs and back so I can even out my posture. If you look at my shoulders and hands you can see how I'm leaning over. I thought I was standing up straight!
Here is what I did this week for exercise and my results:
Fri- 7200 steps
Sat- 7400 steps, weight training
Sun- 7700 steps
Mon- 7800 steps, weights
Tues- 8100 steps, intervals
Wed- 7200 steps, weights
Thurs- 7500 steps
I lost 9 tenths of a pound and .25" from my waist, 1" from my belly, .5" from my hips. I gained .25 in my upper thighs, lower thighs, and calves which I think was from increased walking, squats and lunges.
And now here is the rest of the Fitness Team. Click on each link to see how they did this week. There is a giveaway or two included in this week's fitness check in so look for them as you visit my teammates.
Heather at Marine Corps Nomads
Dawn at Guiding Lights Homeschool
Angie at Petra School
Kathy at Teaching Good Things
Shannon at Mom Loves Books
Gina at A Cherished Keeper
Renita at Weighing Hearts
Susan at Homeschooling Hearts and Minds