It’s that time of the week where I disclose just how successful or unsuccessful I was in completing my goals. This week definitely presented some challenges and wore me out to a new level of tired. I actually believe I’m learning to function on less and less sleep. I have always been an 8 hour a night sleeper until now. I’ve been able to get up and complete workouts with 6 hours of rest a night. I’d definitely prefer the 8 hours, but I’ll take what I can get!
So, here goes. I started the 15 day burpee challenge as mentioned in my weekly recap last week. I have stuck with it every single day and am through day 8 as of yesterday. There were days when I didn’t want to do the burpees, but I just reminded myself that I made a commitment to myself and to the handful of people that read this blog. I didn’t want to let anyone down, including myself. The first few days I reduced the rest time by 5 seconds and I quickly learned that I needed to slow that pace down. So, for the last two days I’ve decreased my rest time by just 3 seconds. As the challenge has gone on, my legs have started burning a little more and I’m starting to feel some of the muscles in my stomach I haven’t felt since before Hailey! In other words, this is definitely a rewarding challenge.
Break down for the rest of the week in regards to activity: Saturday toured the Fallingwater house and walked the grounds around the home. Sunday, rest. Monday treadmill run. Tuesday weight training. Wednesday and Thursday rest. Friday treadmill run.
I also signed up for a virtual quidditch tournament with Hogwarts Running Club (HRC) and will be running for a wonderful organization called Back on My Feet. This challenge will start November 6th and run for two weeks. I joined HRC a while back and found it to be incredibly supportive in keeping me motivated. Here is a link to their Facebook page. The quidditch tournament is full, but they have a ton of virtual races and currently you can sign up for the all of the races for this year with the time turner challenge!
Overall, I am happy with my fitness this week. This coming week I would like to increase to 5 days out of the week doing a physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes. I will also complete the burped challenge at the end of this week! I am also going to limit my sweets to one day this week. I haven’t been able to cut the sugar since pregnancy and I just stopped breastfeeding, so I have zero excuses now!
Until next time, be confident, be fit, be you!