Wooo! Can’t believe it’s already time to provide an update on my progress towards a healthier lifestyle, weight loss, and making fitness more of a priority in my life! If I could sum up the past week in one word, I think my best choice would be…SORE. As with anything new, there’s going to be a learning curve, and I know that my body just needs a chance to get used to the movements and increased activity.
But overall, I felt like it went very well. I was able to get myself moving early in the morning to make it to a few 6am classes, I tried out the BarreFight class for the first time, and am really starting to feel like I’m getting the hang of the Barre workout format. Dare I say, but I think I am noticing some improvements already in the strength department.
Continuing my countdown towards completing the #BarreLifeChallenge through Barre District – Bay View, we’re officially 10 days in, and I have 8 stickers on the chart so I am feeling pretty good about that! I’m on track to hit the 45 classes based on what I’ve done so far and have scheduled for the next two months, which is very exciting!
I was feeling extremely motivated last week, which was awesome since that isn’t always the case! I am still in 1/2 marathon training mode (I see you April 6th), so I do need to continue some two-a-days to get some more cardio in before that big day each week through March, but it felt good to introduce Barre into the mix to work on strength training, toning, and tightening. Keep scrolling to see my breakdown of what I did each day last week followed by my results and progress photos.
- Monday –Barre (55 min, 367 calories)
- 5,740 daily steps
- Tuesday –BarreBase (30 min, 159 calories)
- Running (15 min, 190 calories)
- 9,369 daily steps
- Wednesday – Rest Day
- 5,580 daily steps
- Thursday –Barre (55 min, 357 calories)
- 4,805 daily steps
- Friday – Barre (42 min, 254 calories)
- Shred 4/15 Class (75 min, 568 calories)
- 11,941 daily steps
- Saturday – BarreFight (55 min, 367 calories)
- 10,812 daily steps
- Sunday – Barre (55 min, 341 calories)
- Running (45 min, 442 calories)
- 12,035 daily steps
Which all rolls up to…
- Workouts Completed – 9
- Total Minutes – 427 (7.12 hours)
- Total Calories – 3,045
- Total Steps – 60,282
- Avg. Steps per Day – 8,612
Not bad at all! For someone who typically averages 5-6K steps per day, it feels good to see my daily average take a big jump this week! When you work in an office, staring at a computer all day, it can be hard to rack up the steps without substantial effort before/after or during breaks (haha) at work! I’m working on cultivating some new habits to get more steps throughout the day when I’m at work, but it does help getting my booty up and moving for a few workouts during the week.
As far as the results go, here’s a view of my current progress photos as well as how the numbers are sitting in terms of weight and measurements. Photos look pretty similar to last week overall. It’s hard to pull out any major improvements with only 7 days under my belt, but I’m going to keep working hard so I can really start seeing some great results. One thing I need to keep reminding myself is to be patient; I didn’t put the weight on overnight, so I shouldn’t expect it to just fall right off.
Obviously, it’s only one week in, but it’s nice to see a bit of improvement for the most part. It’s hard to get excited about the subtle differences and the little wins, but that’s what is most important to keep me motivated and excited!
- Weight = 210.2 (-1.2 lbs)
- Bust = 42.0 (-0.0 inches)
- Waist = 37.5 (-0.5 inches)
- Hips = 42.5 (-0.5 inches)
- Right Arm = 12.25 (-.25 inches)
- Left Arm = 12.25 (-0.0 inches)
- Right Thigh = 24.5 (-0.0 inches)
- Left Thigh = 24.25 (-0.25 inches)
I weigh 1.2 pounds less this week than I did 7 days ago and that’s F*CKING awesome!!! I’m just so excited for when that 1.2 pounds is 12 pounds or 20 pounds down from my starting weight, and that excitement is what’s keeping me going. I’m doing that visualization thing I mentioned before where I picture myself at my ideal weight and health and though I want to be there RIGHT NOW, it’s going to feel so amazing when I get there after working hard, staying committed, and continuing to push myself.
Cheers to another week of barre classes, long runs and recovery runs, and tracking my food and weight everyday on Noom! Thanks for following along with this journey!