Friday, August 22, 2014

Fitness Goals: Week 3

Happy Friday everyone! I had a fussy sleeper last night (after several days of GREAT sleeping), so I am a little out of it today. I keep thinking how interesting life would (will?) be with more than one child, when I can't necessarily sleep when they sleep.

Last week one of you asked me what I wear while working out. I know this, along with swimwear, is a touchy subject when modesty comes into the picture. I know there are many workout skirts out there, but honestly I just don't see those working for me (I get sweaty enough without additional layers of fabric). So I wear loser fitting workout capris and a loose t-shirt to the gym. Usually something along these lines (both can be found at Dick's Sporting Goods)

Have any of you been working on fitness goals with me? I hope so. It is not always fun doing this work, but the results sure are fun! The trick to succeeding in most anything is to make defined goals. Write them down and put a plan together for how you will accomplish them. If you haven't done so already, write them down today and join me :)

As a quick reminder, here are the long-term fitness goals I am hoping to achieve:
-Lose 21 pounds --- (remaining pregnancy weight + additional 5 pounds I gained after miscarriage)
-Get my wedding ring back on! :( I can't wait for this one
-Go to the gym at least 3 times per week every week
-Go to Body Pump class --- I've seen this class at my gym and have always wanted to do it, but I was too chicken!
-Do 25 regular push-ups every day
-Do 30 lunges on each leg every day
-Do 100 squats every day

I am working up to this a little every week. Here are this week's goals and results:
Goal: Lose 1-2 pounds
Result: I didn't lose any weight this week by choice. I had a plugged milk duct last week and experienced a drop in my milk supply. So I ate a little extra this week to help bring my supply back up. I have maintained my 3 pound weight loss so far and am ready to get back on the bandwagon this week. 

Goal: Go to the gym at least once and complete a cardio workout
Result: I did it! I went to the gym and pushed myself really hard on an elliptical machine for a half hour. To say I was a sweaty mess is an understatement, but it felt great afterward! It also gave my husband some time to be alone with Victoria, which helps him to be confident in his ability to care for her.
Yes, I stopped to take this photo in the gym parking lot
Goal: Do week 3 of diastasis workout
Result: I completed this and checked my ab muscles for any sign of diastasis recti (when the two sides of your muscles pull apart and leave a gap in the middle), and didn't find anything alarming. I think I am finally ready to start working those muscles again

Goal: Do 35 modified pushups every day -- (until my abs are completely healed via the diastasis workout, I am doing modification 1 from THIS POST)
Result: I did this 4 days this week and it felt really good. Yes it was hard, but I am definitely feeling stronger.

Goal: Do 20 lunges on each side every day
Result: I lost motivation with these this week and only did them twice. Fail

Goal: Do 50 squats every day
Result: I did this every day, but just realized I've been doing 40 all week instead of 50. Oops!

So, I am still getting into the swing of things, but I am happy so far with my progress. I have already noticed a difference in my leg tone, and that is encouraging.

I know I say this every week, but I really am going to try to fulfill all my goals for this week in full. They are:
-Lose 1-2 pounds
-Go to the gym twice and complete a cardio workout
-Do a 10 minute solutions pilates video (I own a few of these and love them. They are hard but they really work. Now that the diastasis workout is complete, I am looking forward to using these to tone)
-Do 25 modified pushups every day (now that the diastasis workout is complete, I will be doing modification 2 from THIS POST)
-Do 20 lunges on each side every day
-Do 50 squats every day

Here's to a very successful week! I'm rooting for you all!


  1. Thanks for answering my question! That's pretty much what I wear to work out too. I just wear a regular one-piece for swimming, something "vintage" type cut

  2. I admire your dedication - I know I've said I'll try to more or less follow your plan but I've failed miserably :D I do take long walks, but I've always done that... the rest not so much. I'm glad it's working so well for you!


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