Monday, December 6, 2010

Weight Loss- One Month Update!

Today is the 4 week mark for when I started my new diet and exercise lifestyle..

I've been keeping you all updated along the way, but I just wanted to check in and tell you all that I've lost 13 lbs in these 4 weeks.

Yes.. THIRTEEN pounds!! I'm so very happy with that number, especially because my goal for myself was 8-10lbs a month!! I've been doing a lot of weight training, too, and I can notice muscle building so I probably have lost more fat than those 13lbs, but since I'm building muscle, that's not going to show on the scale.

Not only that, but I've also finished my first week of my c25k (Couch to 5K) program today. I'll be moving on to week 2 on Thursday and am slightly dreading it (since I have to run longer), but also am very excited to be going on week 2.

And.. just to show you all how crazy I am, I'm going to share with you my workout schedule. (I'll include the weight size I'm doing as of now, but I'm always trying to up that number over time).

Monday- Home- C25k program on the treadmill.
                       Gym- Bench press- 70lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.
          Dumbell row- 105lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.
                Tricep pulldowns- 40lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.
                Lat pulldowns- 75lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.
              Front flys- 45lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.
           Back flys- 45lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.
             Shoulder raises- 40lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.
          Side bends- 40lbs per arm, 3 sets of 15 reps per arm.
Biceps- 15lbs per arm, 3 sets of 15 reps per arm.

Tuesday- Gym- Leg extensions- 135lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.
Leg curls- 105lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.
Seated squats- 255lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.
Calf exercises- 255lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.
Abs- I lay one my back on the ground and hold onto my fiances ankles and slowly raise my legs and butt into the air towards him and he pushes my legs when they reach him and I have to control them and slowly lower them to the floor. We do 3 sets of 15 reps.
Cardio- Elliptical for 20 mins (soon to be 30)

Wednesday- Home- Boxing for 20 mins.

Thursday- Repeat what was done the whole day on Monday.

Friday- Repeat what was done the whole day on Tuesday.

Saturday- Home- c25k program on the treadmill.


And THAT is my whole week in exercising...


  1. YAY! Go you! And I saw your other post about buying new shoes--isn't buying new workout gear the best motivator? I love running outside with my pup, but the cold weather has set me back a bit. SO, I'm hoping to go out this week and buy a sweet pair of winter running pants to motivate me! :-) Keep it up!

  2. Wow that is wonderful! You are way more motivated to exercise than I am. I enjoy walking and jogging, but I can't motivate myself to drive to the gym.

  3. Dang girl! That's super awesome!!!!

  4. Awesome!!!! That's so great!

  5. Thanks, ladies!! Your support definitely keeps me motivated!!

  6. That's an awesome workout schedule! And sticking to it has certainly been paying off for you! Great job!

  7. Congrats! Way to go!! Stick with the c25k---i went from the c25k to a marathon! You can do it!

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  9. Wow, that is amazing! Congratulations!