Whittle My Middle

December is finally here

Happy December! I’m so glad it’s finally here because it’s not long now until we head off to Jamaica for a MUCH needed vacation!

As for workouts this week, I would say it was a pretty decent week.  I could do much more for sure but it’s definitely better than what the past month or more was.  So far I have completed 19 days of the Whittle My Middle challenge and I’m impressed I have stuck with it.  On Sunday’s Kev and I have started to take some time after spin class to do some ab work at the gym so it’s been fun. Here is what I accomplished this week.

Monday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 13)
Time: 7 min.

*Elliptical
Time: 25 min.
Calories burned: 278

*Spin class
Time: 1 hr
Calories burned: 646

Tuesday-

*Walk Away the Pounds
Time: 29 min.
Miles
: 2
Calories burned: 285

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 14)
Time: 6 min.

Wednesday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 15)
Time: 8 min.

Thursday-

*Rebounder
Time: 24 min.
Calories burned: 225

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 16)
Time: 8 min.

Friday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 17)
Time: 8 min.

*Rebounder
Time: 20 min.
Calories burned: 178

Saturday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 18 )
Time: 8 min.

Sunday-

*Spin class
Time: 1 hr. 5 min.
Calories burned: 688

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 19)
Time: 8 min.

My goals for this next week:

Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge every day

Weather permitting, M, W, Su. spin class (otherwise in home workouts)

Tu, Thurs, Fri. in home workouts

How did you do this past week?  And what are your  goals for this coming week?

Thanksgiving holiday week workouts

OK, so my workouts for this week were not good at all. I started out great and ended great but didn’t do anything other than the Whittle My Middle Challenge in between.  It was definitely an exhausting travel week but I’m ready to get back to working out.  But here I am staying accountable no matter what happens.  Here are my workouts for the week.  Can’t believe I’ll be on Day 13 of the Whittle My Middle challenge.  Hopefully I’ll see some inch loss from that!

Monday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 6)
Time: 7 min.

*Elliptical
Time: 22 min.
Calories burned: 268

*Spin class
Time: 1 hr. 4 min.
Calories burned: 673

Tuesday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 7)
Time: 7 min.

Wednesday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 8 )
Time: 10 min.

Thursday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 9)
Time: 7 min.

Friday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 10)
Time: 6 min.

Saturday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 11)
Time: 6 min.

Sunday-

*Spin class
Time: 1 hr 10 min.
Calories burned: 770

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 12)
Time: 6 min.

The plan for this week:

Whittle My Middle every day

M, W, Sun. Spin class

T, Th, Fri In home workouts

How did you do this past week?  What are your goals for this week?

P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win 2 cool prizes on the holiday deals blog post from Friday.

I’m getting there…

It felt really good getting back into the groove a bit this week although I still am not back at my normal workout routine.  Had more dental issues of course and have one last dental appointment for 2009 (keep your fingers crossed LOL) tomorrow and we’ll be spending Thanksgiving with my parent’s. I’m excited to see them and it also means we are that much closer to our vacation to Jamaica.

I mentioned to Kev tonight that I am going to try my best to exercise every day while in Jamaica. Whether it be formal workouts over at the 10-acre Sports and Fitness Complex like Elliptical, Spinning class, etc. or water sport activities like snorkeling, I am going to try to be active every single day we are there.

Here are my workouts for the week:

Monday-

*Walk outside
Time: 15 min.

*Elliptical
Time: 20 min.
Calories burned: 251

*Spin class
Time: 54 min.
Calories burned: 596

Tuesday-

*Melt It Off (10 minute workout)
Time: 11 min
Calories burned: 112

Wednesday-

*Spin class
Time: 52 min.
Calories burned: 631

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 1)
Time: 6 min.

Thursday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 2)
Time: 6 min.

Friday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 3)
Time: 6 min.

*Turbo Jam 20 Minute Workout
Time: 20 min.
Calories burned: 212

Saturday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 4)
Time: 10 min.

Sunday-

*Whittle My Middle Ab Challenge (Day 5)
Time: 11 min.

*Spin class
Time: 1 hr. 2 min.
Calories burned: 664

I am absolutely loving the Whittle My Middle ab challenge but have a long way to go to accomplish all the planks the correct way.  Those are tough but I’ll get there.

How did you do this week?

Whittle My Middle with Turbulence Training

The Whittle My Middle 30 day challenge (video included) over at Oh She Glows blog sounds like fun so I’m going to do my best to take part.  They started last week but my 30 days starts today.  I’ll complete this challenge the day before we leave for Jamaica so I’m excited to see what I can accomplish until then.  I am having more tooth issues but I am going to just do the best I can and try to not let it bother me.

I took measurements back on November 1st and will measure again on Dec. 17th. Sure hope to lose inches because that will give me the incentive to keep up my workouts while on vacation.

The Whittle My Middle challenge includes these exercises from the Turbulence Training program:

  • Plank
  • Side plank
  • Stability ball plank
  • Stability ball jack knife
  • Stability ball roll out
  • Plank rotations

Of course I might just go ahead and include my 50 stability ball crunches goal in there too.  I haven’t been doing those yikes!

As for my Weekly Weigh-In, I lost another pound!  So here are the stats

Last week’s weight: 236

Current weight: 235
Goal weight: 140
Pounds left to go: 95

Next Wednesday I don’t have plans to check in as we’ll be spending time with family for Thanksgiving so have a great week.  I am going to do my best to try to choose healthier food options AND smaller portions during our family Thanksgiving.

Are you doing the Whittle My Middle challenge?  And did you weigh in this week?

P.S.  So far I’m not meeting my walking mileage goals for the Pile on the Miles challenge BUT I am still working out and getting in as much walking as I can.  So although I’m not going to meet the goal, I’m still moving!