Friday, February 5, 2010

Perfect 10 Update

Perfect 10 Challenge Update

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 wanted to try something that would workout my arms... I was thinking about sledgehammer training. However since it is still very cold outside and sledgehammers in the living room sounds like a bad idea I tried a 10 pound kettle ball instead. I followed mostly upper body workout with the kettle ball but a few exercises involved squats and lunges. All in all a good workout, I liked it.

2) I am going to workout a minimum of 4 hours each week... even when I work everyday.

I got in two runs, a zumba class, time with the personal trainer and a workout at home. Total hours 5.

3) I will lose at least 10 pounds.

I did weigh myself this week but I wasn't thrilled with the results. 189.2... well I did break the 190 barrier but this is only a 2 pound loss. I am going to ask my trainer to measure me this week to see I am losing inches. I am also going to cut back a little on calories and treats. The first six months I did not have have any treats, no cakes on birthdays or anything lately I have been cheating on special occasions. I have to get back into diet mode if I want to loss weight like I was in the past.

And lastly the thing you might not know about me...

I am terrible at parking legally in big cities... when I first moved to Milwaukee I only looked at apartments that had off street parking. I found one I liked but due to maintenance problems the garage space wasn't going to be ready until two weeks after I moved in... which meant street parking for two weeks. I got three parking tickets and my car was towed once.


  1. That is some pretty bad luck on the parking!

    You had a great week overall. Like you, I am waiting a little warmer weather for the sledgehammer training, but I am so ready to get it started. ;-)

  2. "sledgehammers in the living room sounds like a bad idea"

    This made me laugh. And it just might work in my living room. We do need a new couch...

  3. Looks like you're progressing well on your goals! I think 2 lbs is an awesome loss for a week!!! Congrats :-)

  4. I bet the inches is the best way to determine your success because you are building so much muscle! I am proud of all that you have done. Great job on the workouts!

  5. This made me laugh. And it just might work in my living room. We do need a new couch...
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