April 11, 2013

April Challenge - 30 Miles in 30 Days



I saw this link up last Thursday night and even though it was already April 4th, I decided to join in and make sure to get 30 miles in the next 26 days!  Here is what Nikki says about the challenge:

Get in 30 Miles in 30 Days pretty much any way you can. Running, jogging, walking, elliptical, bike - whatever works for your fitness level. Keep track of your miles each week and link up on Thursdays to tell us how you did it. Let's get ready for our summer bodies!

I haven't really mentioned the whole weight loss thing lately so here's a little update.  On November 3rd, I posted these goals:

1. Lose 10 pounds by Christmas - Success!
2. Lose another 10 pounds by May - Success!
3. Work out 4 times a week - Some weeks I did and it's something I will continue to work on.
4. Only weigh myself on Friday's - Big fat fail!

Well, I'm happy to say I've lost those 20 pounds I wanted to lose.  As of today, I am 4 pounds less than I was before I got pregnant with Kase.  Weight wise, I'm very happy.  But I want to continue to get in shape and tone up.  I really need to work on my stomach.  I hate doing sit ups, but obviously this belly isn't going to flatten itself.  Yes, I realize I've had two babies and I may never have a flat stomach, but I bought a few tank tops from Old Navy last weekend and I seriously look pregnant in them.  So that is really my main priority right now.  That and just getting in good shape, building stamina and just feeling healthy overall.

I feel like I should get 30 miles easily with the walking I'll do with the kids on top of what I do on the treadmill.  But I'm going to only count the treadmill since I don't keep track of miles on our walks.

Well, let's talk about how the week went.  I didn't do nearly as many as I should have or would have liked.  I've been getting the house ready for my Thirty-One meeting that is tonight.  I usually run on the treadmill after the kids go to bed.  But this week I either was too tired or needed to do house work.  Excuses, excuses, right?  So here's where I'm at.

MILES FOR THIS WEEK
April 4th - 2 miles

April 6th - 3 miles
Total - 5 miles

TOTAL MILES FOR THE MONTH
5 miles

MILES TO GO IN APRIL
25 miles in 19 days

Starting this challenge a week late and then not doing so great this past week has made what I thought would be a very doable challenge, a very big challenge.  But I'm determined to do it because when I exercise, I feel good.  When I go a couple days without, I feel frumpy and don't have a lot of energy.  So, let's do this!  Who's with me?

9 comments:

  1. Yay!! Congrats on meeting your weight loss goal :-) Good luck with the challenge! I won't be joining since I'm happy to just be able to walk at all lol...but I know you'll get it done!

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  2. Great job, Amy! I am working on toning too. You will have to check out the sit-ups I started doing. I have no abs, so they will probably be easier for you, but I just did them this morning and they burned! I am actually sharing them on my blog tomorrow.

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  3. Congrats on meeting your weight loss goal and then some! I'm behind one my miles too bc of being sick. So we'll have to cheer each other on to get our 30 in!

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  4. Good for you!! And only a few miles is better than no miles at all!! Keep it up!

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  5. You go Mama! Great job on losing the weight! I'm tempted to join in, but knowing me I'd poop out in about 3 days, lol! So I will cheer you on instead! Oh, and Pilates is GREAT for toning up, esp the core! Even if you just start working your way up to holding longer planks, it totally makes a difference!

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  6. Keep it up girl! You are doing awesome with reaching your goals - congrats on the weight loss! Hopefully this can help you too! Thanks for linking up!

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