After some recent exciting news, (for another day and another blog post!) I’ve just started a six week kick-start challenge to help lose the weight I put on when writing a dissertation fuelled by chocolate and sweets… and improve my fitness levels.

So as part of my challenge, I have signed up to a 6 week lower body conditioning course at fitness flex  and I’m aiming to do at least 6 days of activity a week. Using my fitbit to help me track my activity, and who knows maybe I’ll actually beat it one of these days..

WEEK #1

DAY 1: SATURDAY

So the challenge started on a busy Saturday, with the first body conditioning class. Which started well I’d lost a little weight and all my measurements had got a little smaller in the few weeks since the end of the last course.  I could only stay for half an hour as I had to be at Wasps for a rugby game, but I managed to get some weighted squats, lunges and dead-lifts in before I rushed off. rugby and body conditioning in one day – good start.

DAY 2: SUNDAY

So although I was on the rugby pitch for a shorter time than the 80 minutes for the 2nd team, the week, before I managed to hurt my hand which was rather painful.

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Proof of Sunday’s activity, low steps but active minutes make up for it!

Nonetheless I still went to the P90X class on Sunday morning, holding the weights was a bit difficult with the bad hand but I managed it. I really enjoy this class there is cardio elements and it also incorporates strength training. This class supercharges your metabolism – so no need to feel guilty when I have a pudding after Sunday dinner!

The fitbit detected 38 active minutes, beating one goal out of 3 isn’t too bad.

 

DAY 3: MONDAY

I was at work all day, but I did manage to get to rugby my hand was still pretty sore so wasn’t such a productive sports day for me, at least I tried?!

DAY 4: TUESDAY

NETBALL DAY! So again I had work but had a netball match, and we won 45-14 a great score for a team newly put together with around 4 people fresh back to netball (including me) so that was a good game! Only 7 of us were there as well so no subs; we had to play the full match! Not allowed to wear my fitbit for netball matches, imagine all those lost steps…

DAY 5: WEDNESDAY

Work again, so activity had to wait until the evening. Today was a Bootcamp day, which started out well. Then mum hurt her leg so our team of three went down to two, so I had to do extra, then once mum re-joined I had to run her lengths – now that’s love people!

The fitbit picked up 19 ‘active minutes’ which it never seems to, so I must have been working hard.

DAY 6: THURSDAY

Rugby again! This time a lot more productive, my hand is starting to feel more normal and I had a much better mind-set today!Even my fit bit agreed I had worked hard as it detected an hour and half of activity automatically!

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Check out Thursdays stats! A day sat at a desk and i nearly got the steps goal!

DAY 7: FRIDAY

I was set to go and do some skills practice, catching high balls and my passing over at the local sports ground after work. I got back too late, and by the time I got there it was too dark (winter sucks). So instead when we went to Sainsbury’s I got a tub of Ben & Jerry’s to work on this evening instead of working on my rugby skills.

In conclusion, I’m fairly happy with week 1 of this challenge, apart from minor injury and ice cream!  who’s kidding?  I’m enjoying the ice cream – time for a second bowl….

 

This Ginger Can So Can You….

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