This post was first seen on FIT4MOM Front Range’s blog and is my 5th out of 8 posts documenting the journey to get my body back via the Body Back program with FIT4MOM Front Range. My experience is unique, because in addition to being a participant in the program, I’m also the instructor! It’s pretty awesome.
BODY BACK WEEK 5
At Assessments: 157.6 lbs
At the beginning of Week 5: 153 lbs
Total weight change: -4.6 lbs
OK, so you might have noticed that I didn’t lose any weight this week. Pshhht. That’s ok. Onward and upward!
This week I felt like a bat out of hell (odd saying, right?) Least to say, it was fun-packed! Here’s what it looked like:
- Dentist visit
- Swim lessons
- Moms and Muffins at Cora’s preschool (ok, so I ate a 1/3 of that huge muffin as to not be rude) 😉
- Business meetings, webinars, and phone calls
- Hair appt (after 4 months too many)
- Eyebrow wax (now I can refrain from wearing sunglasses everywhere I go)
- 3 Body Back classes
- 1 mid-week run with the 5k group
- 3 workouts on my own (see, I said I’d up my game!)
- Pre-run warm-up for The Bliss Run 5k
- A drive to and from Denver for the Mother’s Day 5k race with many very strong 5k mamas and dads
- Plus all of that normal stuff like taking care of the household, preschool, day-to-day work, etc.
YEAH GIRL! <— that’s what I say to myself to stay motivated. Kind of annoying, but it works! I not only had a high-frequency of workouts, but I went on my longest run since baby and I rocked it!
MONDAY: Rest day
TUESDAY: Body Back class – I was able to get in about 90% of the workout
WEDNESDAY: 2-mile run with my 5k group, 50x through the Cry to Mama workout!
THURSDAY: I got in 5 miles today – alone and fairly speedy!
FRIDAY: 20% of a Body Back HIIT workout with the ladies
SATURDAY: Did the pre-run workout at The Bliss Run
SUNDAY: Snowy (on the ground, not on us) Mother’s Day 5k race with a bunch of FIT4MOM Front Range moms and dads + 85% of a Body Back HIIT workout with the ladies.
Although this was probably the slowest recorded 5k I’ve ever done, I surprisingly felt awesome about it! Why? Because I PUSHED IT! I worked hard, and I had nothing left to give (except for jogging back and supporting all of my fellow racers!) Putting in full effort is all you can expect of yourself.
The biggest thing I need to work on is my water intake! Come on, now. I get so close, yet I just don’t hit the 64oz mark. In fact, since I’m nursing I should actually exceed 64oz. That will be my goal in Week 6.
Nutrition and fitness habits will always be a constant ebb and flow. It’s a constant work in progress, and that’s ok. The best piece of advice I give the members in Body Back that I also tell myself is to just move forward from here: onward and upward.