DAY ONE- JULY 18 -206 lbs.
DAY TWO- JULY 19 -206 lbs.
**so,funny story...I was already kind of tired before I did my workout the first night and did a harder workout than it has you do.I somehow thought it had said to do 5 planks,but thought it was weird it didn't say how long to hold the plank.So I figured a minute would be a good goal for each one,even though I didn't think I could hold it quite so long.In actuality,I ended up doing five planks,each ranging from 30-46 seconds.That first night,I also figured I was supposed to hold each leg raise for a certain amount of time.I picked a minute for my goal on that one,as well.When looking at tonight's workout,it dawned on me that I am only supposed to do one plank and it ups the interval of time to hold it each day.As for the leg raises,I am pretty sure I am just supposed to do them all in a row,constantly moving.Since I survived the first night anyway but want to be able to reach the goals as laid out with the other tasks,I figured I will do a combination of what I originally thought I was supposed to do and what I am actually expected to do.**
DAY FOUR- JULY 21 -REST
** I fell asleep last night before I could do my workout,so I had to do it today.I will still be doing day six's workout tonight. **
DAY SEVEN- JULY 24 -206 lbs.
** It is definitely getting harder,but also easier(if that makes sense).It is harder because each day the reps/amount of time per task increases and continues to push my body.The only thing I do more than required is the planks.I am only required to do one for a certain length of time,but try to do anywhere from 2-5 for whatever set amount of time.This routine has also gotten easier,in the sense that,It is now loads easier for me to do a sit up than when I first started,I can do more of a continuous motion of each exercise(rather than having to stop lots of times in between,or cheat and do a slight easier variation of whichever task),etc.I have also noticed a dramatic increase in my energy levels,and am able to get a lot more done(even with E's extreme crankiness,possibly teething,bad attitude) lately.I am still exhausted by he end of each day,but it is a good exhausted because I am able to feel like I had a productive day.Not like before,when I would as though I barely got anything done and the day just wasted away. :) **
DAY EIGHT- JULY 25 -REST
** :( I m going to try doing my workout sometime during the day,instead of a little while before bed.Even though schedule-wise,it fits in better at night;I am hoping it will help with losing weight. **
DAY TEN- JULY 27 -205 lbs.
** One-third of the way through! **
DAY ELEVEN- JULY 28 -206 lbs.
** Even though the numbers aren't showing it just yet,I can definitely feel it in my abs.And personally,I think it shows a little bit in the picture... **
DAY TWELVE- JULY 29 -REST
DAY FOURTEEN- JULY 31 -206 lbs.
** Brian and I had a wedding to go to on the 1st,and I was exhausted afterwards.So I ended up doing my workout the next morning,technically my rest day. **
DAY SIXTEEN- AUGUST 2 -REST
DAY SEVENTEEN- AUGUST 3 -206 lbs.
** I thought maybe I wasn't trying hard enough these past couple workouts,because when it came to the plank,it was extremely hard to hold it for the specified duration.But tonight I tried doing the plank at the beginning of my workout,and could do it just fine... :) **
DAY TWENTY- AUGUST 7 -REST
DAY TWENTY-ONE- AUGUST 9 -204 lbs.
** Yes,I may have skipped another day(or I guess just postponed);but it is HARD going back to this workout after a lovely rest day.But I keep at it because it makes me feel better and I have started seeing results,so why wouldn't I keep going? :) I can do it! **
** Life happens.I have been SUPER exhausted lately(who knows why...),but do you know what?I figure that as long as I don't completely give up on this thing and actually finish it,then I am doing pretty good. :) I have noticed that I am not the best when it comes to finishing any type of project/goal.So when I started this challenge,my one,true goal was to complete it.Sure,I had hoped to be even better and do everything as scheduled out.But I realized that if my goal is to finish and if I don't let myself get caught up on the details of it,then I have a much better chance at succeeding. :) **
AUGUST 20(Variation repeat of day 25)
** I skipped working out for a few days because of various excuses(some more legit than others...).But then I got on the scale and it had said that I had gained back some of the weight I had worked so hard to lose.I know it is not about the number,but that doesn't mean it is any easier to see that number sometimes.So,I recommitted and thought it would be better if I re-did a couple days,in order to get back in to finish strong. :) **
DAY TWENTY-EIGHT- REST
** Only about 7 more pounds until I am back to what I was when I became pregnant with Emmett!Although that is still not my ideal weight,I will be thrilled to be under 200lbs. and back to where I was before,at least. :) **
DAY THIRTY- **I never made it to this last day because I was pregnant.I tried my hardest,but just had absolutely no energy at the beginning of my pregnancy and having a one year old to take care of as well.I plan on doing this again a month or two after Charlie is born. :)**