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Week #1 of the BL Spring Into Action - how did I do?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Week #1 of the BL Spring Into Action Challenge is over, so I want to review how I did with my goals.

Goal #1: Train for and run at least one 5K. emoticon
I did well with Goal #1 this week. I’m aiming to do my walk/run training every other day, which resulted in 4 workouts this week. After the alternating walk/run segments I’m continuing to walk to keep my total cardio time up. I’m definitely already seeing improvement!

Goal #2: Average at least 10,000 steps a day over the course of a week.
Largely because of the 5K training workouts, no problem with this goal either. I averaged 12857 steps per day even though I had one very low day (all day meeting). I may need to adjust this goal over the next few weeks.

Goal #3: Lose an average of at least 1.2lbs a week for a Challenge loss of at least 12 lbs. emoticon
I’m on track for this goal! I lost 2 lbs this week, which is good because I think my weight loss will slow day as I start focusing on adding more muscle.

Goal #4: Decrease my body fat percentage by at least 5% (and/or waist size by at least 2 inches).
This is the goal that may drive me a little crazy. Using the body fat calipers is maddening! I think I’ll try to measure every 2-3 weeks, both with calipers and measuring tape. Also, it occurs to me that since I an hourglass shape, loss of inches in my hips/rear may be more indicative of success than my waist, so I’m going to keep track of that, too.

Goal #5: Strength train at least 30 minutes at least three days a week. emoticon
Major failure on this goal. I only managed one day ST workout this week that was more than 30 minutes. What’s more, since it had been 2 weeks or so since I’d done upper body ST I found that I’d noticeably lost strength. I will do better than this!

Not a bad week, but I need to focus on the ST. I want to re-shape my body and ST is the way to do it! It’s a new week and a new chance to be perfect, lol!
Happy Spring, everybody!

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