Operation Skinny Jeans: Weigh in Wednesday 5-8 / Workout Wednesday!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday 5-8 / Workout Wednesday!

This Wednesday I am linking up with two of my favorite link ups of the week!


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Lets get to it! This week is my first week back paying attention to my weight. It was… informative? I have been in a rut, and I had a heart to heart with my husband about our progress. I told him I feel like we are people who are kinda trying to not gain weight, but not really trying to lose it. We eat better than we ever have, but we aren't making exercise a priority and we are only hurting ourselves. We are working on changing that. I think this number reflects that. 

250.9 (+1.9 ish) (-34.7)

To be honest, last week's weight was kinda off the top of my head. I didn't have my scale back, so that was my weight last saturday lol. So obviously I need to figure my ish out. 

With only 8 weeks left of the 10 week challenge, I am ready to get my ass in gear. On a side note/ NSV wise, I went to Old Navy this weekend. One of my goals for the 10 week challenge is to fit into a size 16 shorts for our trip to cali in 8 weeks. I hadn't tried on a pair of ON bottoms since high school, so I grabbed a size 20 in jeans (they don't sell over a size 16 in shorts in the store…) and was PLEASANTLY surprised when they were actually too big in the waist. My friend suggested that I try on a pair of 16 shorts to see how far I had to go, and they actually fit over my ass and thighs (not in a flattering way, but they fit!) but I couldn't button them. They had a lower rise than the jeans so they hit me in my belly rather than over it. BUT I now know how far I have to go and I have to say, I'm not scurred. I have got this! 

So onto workout time! About a week ago, my company announced that we were competing in a "Denver's Healthiest Companies" competition, and they invited me to be on the team. I am by NO means the skinniest person, but my hard work hasn't gone un-noticed. I gladly accepted, and now we have all the details! The contest starts on Thursday, and basically the team to "check in" at the gym the most number of times in the next two weeks wins. Each person can check in a max of 4 times a day, no minimum amount of time (but you can't just check in and leave). I want to make the most of this two week free gym membership at a fancy gym downtown, so I looked at their group fitness classes and made a plan. I am planning on working out 1.5-2 hours every day (m-f) during the competition. I am also planning on trying new classes I have never done! I am excited to try Bodypump for the first time, after hearing SO many great things, and also spin! I will be doing yoga, and twice a day they have a 15 minute "Fit in 15" class that I hope to do as often as possible! I love the idea of a super quick work out in the middle of the day. I promise to let you know all about that! 

So there you go! What is your favorite group class at the gym? Anything I should keep an eye out for?

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14 comments :

  1. You've got this!!!! Congrats on the shorts! That's freaking awesome! I LOVE body pump & spin! I'm also really into zumba lately. You're going to be happy with any of those classes. Kudos to you for having a plan! You are in control! :)

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  2. That is the first step - you need to go online and find a pair of 16 shorts on clearance and buy them. I have been doing that and it seems to motivate me. I want to wear the new things in my closet.

    Good luck with the competition! And look at your planning out the two weeks. :)

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  3. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! In 8 weeks you may even need smaller than a 16... You will be surprised at the things you can do!!! Good for you for realizing what is going on in you and your Hubby's life and making the changes you need to! XOXO

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  4. I have heard awesome things about body pump too! I want to try so bad. I love my zumba classes. The music is so fun!
    Found you from the linkup! Keep up the good work.

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  5. Don't stop, get it, get it!!

    I've heard GREAT things about Body Pump and have seen the AMAZING results on others. Zumba... Well, I LOVE it because it always feels like one big dance party and you burn so many calories!

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  6. Congrats, girl! ~35 lbs ain't no joke, and the gain was probably just muscle. You're killing it.
    Best of luck on the competition and I can't wait to hear more on the pants front. You'll be a 16 in no time.
    You should totally buy a pair and take a picture of them and how they fit today, and then in 8 weeks take a picture with the same ones on. You'll be surprised at how much progress you can make!

    Good luck, lady!
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  7. You've totally got this. That's awesome that they asked you to be on their team!

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  8. YOu have this! I am sure once you hit that gym it will match up with your eating and those pounds will start shredding like nothing else! We are all rooting for you :)

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  9. Stopping by from workout Wednesday! That is amazing.. Those size 16 shorts are almost yours!! I am the complete opposite right now, killer on workouts sucking at diet. ;-)

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  10. Bodypump was one of the hardest group classes I have taken but I felt amazing after completing it, until the next day when I could barely get out of bed. It was worth it though. I have been trying to talk myself back into another Bodypump or Bodycombat class. I also love Zumba. It's so much fun and an amazing workout! I have two favorite instructors. One uses only traditional Latin Zumba music and the other uses Zumba moves but we dance to 80's music as well as current hits. Her workout to It's Tricky is hard as hell but so much fun!!

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  11. That is so awesome you are getting to try out a gym for free! take full advantage of it. :) And don't let your weight get you down. Just get focused and think about those size 16s. :)

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  12. Enjoy the workouts. Eat well for them without indulging 'because you earned it.' Yoga is the only group ex class I've really stuck with, and I am picky about my yoga classes. I want a challenge. Bodypump and Spin are tough, but I get bored with them. I prefer to workout on my own most of the time. I read a lot on the stairmaster! No one else seems to do this, but I have it down to a science.

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  13. the contest came at a perfect time, right in the middle of your challenge! Can't wait to read about your new classes....spin is a personal favourite of mine....beware though, your butt HURTS after that first time on the seat...but if you push through that and go again, it gets easier and easier...

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  14. I participated in that challenge when I lived in Denver! That is one fancy shmancy pants gym. You should get three training sessions with the personal trainers. Be sure to take advantage of that! They kick you butt just like on the biggest loser. Esther Norine Designs estherdavison@gmail.com I got a water bottle and tshirt out of the deal since I went the most out of my team.

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