Friday, January 29, 2010

Was that really a week?

Perfect 10 Challenge Update

I almost missed the week it went by so fast. This morning I was happily humming my way through Wal-mart because my weekend starts today. I picking out streamer colors for my nieces birthday when I realized it's FRIDAY! I knew it was Friday but I forgot it's FRIDAY. I haven't been on my blog all week and it is the last minute for me to account for my Perfect 10 Challenge goals. I did a quick mental list... hours working out... check... tried something new... check (thank you trainer). So here I am down the last minute and ready to check-in with my Perfect 10 Challenge goals. I am off for the next week so I promise to be a much better blogger and comment on all of your posts this week.

1) I am going to try at least one new fitness activity every week... even if it is just a new piece of equipment at the gym or some group exercise class.
This week I put in a lot of hours at work so I asked the personal trainer at the gym to give me something new that I could talk about... I won't be doing that again. She had me "walk the plank." It's as difficult to describe as it is to do... but it involves being in the same position you would be in when you start a push-up (kind of like a plank but on your hands) next to you is a step (the kind they use for step aerobics) you "walk" your hands onto the step and then off the other side and then back up on the step and back to your original position trying to shuffle your feet along with your hands. She had me do several of these and I sure could feel them the next day.

2) I am going to workout a minimum of 4 hours each week... even when I work everyday.
Again I got in two runs, a zumba class, time with the personal trainer and an extra trip to the gym. Total hours 4 1/2.

3) I will lose at least 10 pounds.
Weigh in day is coming on the first of the month.

And lastly the thing you might not know about me...
I live in small town but I really enjoy living in bigger cities. I would like to try living in New York City for awhile... or maybe Chicago. But when it comes right down to it I enjoy living in my town because my nieces and nephew are here and they bring me a lot of happiness.


  1. Yep. Totally know about the evil little plank move. Today my trainer had me on my elbows in plank position, go up into push up position on the mat, walk my hands of the mat, back on the mat, then back down to elbows. Staying in plank postion the whole time. I had to do way too many of these. It felt like I had done 500 situps!!

  2. Oh my goodness! I was hoping you would update soon! Have a great time at the birthday party and I can't wait to hear about the weigh in. You are going to do amazing!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Ooh, I hope Brad has never heard of that walking plank...sounds beyond difficult! Good on ya for doing so well with the challenge!

    I have never lived in a big city but it kind of appeals to me now - would be fun to do for a few years, but I'd probably want to go back to a small town like where I live now.

  4. I am going to have to try to walk the plank. That sounds hard!

    You have had a great week -- keep it up!

  5. Why are new fitness activities never gentle, soothing movements with benign names?