Sunday, March 4, 2012

Big Bridesmaid Challenge - Week 8

Big Bridesmaid Challenge Update - Week 8

The Plan:

I'm going to set weekly goals/plans for myself until August 11th. That is the date of my best friend's wedding and I want to feel good about myself in my bridesmaid dress!

The Terms and Conditions:

~ Weigh-in's will be every Sunday morning
~ Dinner plans are to be posted for each week
~ Exercise plans are to be posted for each week

Weekly Weigh-In:

Start Date: 1/11/12
Starting Weight: 245 lbs.
Current Date: 3/4/12
Current Weight: 238.4 lbs (-1 lb from last week)
Total Loss: 6.6 lbs.
Goal Weight: 200 lbs.
Goal Date: 8/11/12
Pounds to Goal: 38.4 lbs.

Dinner Plan for the Week:

Sunday: Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork over Rice
Monday: Shrimp w/ Rice and Broccoli
Tuesday: Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken over Noodles
Wednesday: Lasagna with Salad
Thursday: Sesame Chicken w/ Rice and Broccoli
Friday: Mini Eggplant Pizzas
Saturday: Tomato Mozzarella on Caibatta

Exercise Plan for the Week:

Sunday: C25K W2D2
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: C25K W2D3
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: C25K W3D1
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

Recap from the Week:

Last week was pretty eventful! I registered for my very first 5K, which is scheduled for April 28, 2012. Subsequently, I began the Couch to 5K running program shortly thereafter. I started on "week 2" and it seems like a good choice for me. I've tried this program in the past, yet I've never finished it. This time around, I am planning on going as far as I can until my first 5K. I have no real goal of "finishing" the C25K program, rather, this time around I am using it purely to build up my endurance as much as possible. I forgot how great this program makes me feel! I even went out for a jog in the rain last week! I called it quits once I saw the sky light up with lightening. I really wanted to keep going, though!

After my jog in the pouring rain.
The weight loss has been slow lately, but it is happening. So far in this challenge, I have lost a total of 6.6 lbs. That's 6.6 lbs. that I wouldn't have lost if I didn't begin. I am hoping that my jogging will help with my weight loss efforts. As my doctor informed me in the past, losing weight with PCOS is nearly impossible. I'm holding on to her words, as nearly impossible is better than impossible. I'm working with what I've got, and I'm keeping my spirits high! If I can do this, you can do it, too!

What's your favorite workout program? Have you tried the C25K? If so, what did you think of it?

1 comment:

  1. I am proud of you and hope you make your goal, I love you either way. xoxo