Sunday, January 25

Fit(ter) in 15: Week 4

January's challenge is this full-body strength training challenge:
  • Monday/Thursday: 100 push-ups
  • Tuesday/Friday: 100 squats
  • Wednesday/Saturday: 100 crunches

How did I do?

So... In case you missed last week's episode... we had an unwelcome household guest last week: a nasty stomach virus. Between last Saturday night and about mid-day on Friday we each had a round of serious stomach upheaval... and a shocking number of days required for recovery. (My sick leave bank at work is all but empty now. Ugh.)
  • Monday: Hurling, heaving, and general unhappiness
  • Tuesday: More hurling, heaving, and general unhappiness
  • Wednesday: Subsisting on bananas and oatmeal... but at least the food is staying on this inside!
    • 100 squats + 100 push-ups + 60 toe-raises (trying to make up for lost time)
  • Thursday: More bananas and oatmeal
  • Friday: Starting to sort of feel normal
    • 100 squats + 50 push-ups (The kiddo climbed up on my back and I decided it was time to go outside and play instead...)
    • 4 mile walk pushing the kiddo in a jogging stroller (That counts as arm work, no?)
  • Saturday:
    • 4.5 mile run (9:30 average pace)
  • Sunday:

Yep.

No core work this week.

Not a single crunch, plank, or sit-up.

And I'm not sorry about it, either.

I did enough puking to absolve myself of crunch responsibilities.

I'll get back on track next week.

I will say, though, that I look forward to a normal week next week. Saturday's squishy wet run - while slow, and soggy - felt like a welcome return to normalcy after a week of digestive disasters in our house!

For more posts in this series see Fitter in 15.

Sunday, January 18

Fit(ter) in 15: Week 3

January's challenge is this full-body strength training I nearly forgot the push ups. Hubby reminded me just as we were about to head to bed.


hallenge:
  • Monday/Thursday: 100 push-ups
  • Tuesday/Friday: 100 squats
  • Wednesday/Saturday: 100 crunches

How did I do?

  • Monday:
    • 100 push ups (And I gritted my teeth through every single one of them. Why, oh why, is it so easy some days and so very hard on others?)
  • Tuesday:
    • 100 squat-to-leg-lift
    • 2.5 mile run
    • 20 minutes yoga
  • Wednesday:
    • 100 crunches
  • Thursday:
    • 100 push ups (Seriously, are these getting harder instead of easier?!? I  nearly forgot the push ups, but Hubby reminded me just before bed. Phew!)
    • 1.25 mile run
  • Friday:
  • Saturday:
    • 100 crunches
    • Playground  time! 
  • Sunday:
    • Baby threw up every hour last night and Mama got zero sleep. Which means mama ain't doing a damned thing today besides resting and taking care of the pint-sized patient.