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Mission: Get in Shape - Week 7

Updated on July 9, 2012

The Week In Review

For the past 7 days I have stuck to a strict schedule. Every day I wake up at 6 AM and make breakfast for me and my sister. Breakfast is always eggs and toast or cereal. At 7 AM we exercise, alternating Beachbody programs Hip Hop Abs: Total Body Burn and Power 90: Sculpt 1-2. Lunch was a tuna sandwich or salad. Dinner varied and was always less than 600 calories. Coupled with healthy snacks I finally don't feel starving every five seconds and overall, I feel really good.

 
Start 05/26/12
7/2/12
7/9/12
Weight
177 lbs
180 lbs
178.2 lbs
Right Arm
13 in
12 In
13 in
Left Arm
13 In
12 In
12 3/4
Right Thigh
25 In
25 In
24 In
Left Thigh
25 In
25 In
24 In
Hips
47 in
45 In
45 In
Waist
42 In
42 In
41 In
Right Calf
14.5 In
15 In
14 3/4
Left Calf
14.5 In
15 In
14 3/4
Chest
43.5 In
44 In
46.5

Extra Workouts

In addition to working out every morning I also had a lot of fun doing extras throughout the week. On Monday I went archery shooting with a friend and that definitely used more muscles than I thought it would! Between using the arms for holding up and drawing the string to using the buns and abs bending and squating down to retrieve missed arrows I definitely got a total body workout that afternoon.

On another day I went hiking in the local reservation. I had been going hiking with a friend that is a little more out of shape than I am. This time I went with a friend that is in the Army and in peak physical condition. HUGE Difference! We covered more ground in half the time and I definitely felt my legs the next day!

Measuring My Progress

This weeks measurements saw some ups and downs. I am extremely pleased that my stomach and tough spot thighs both went down. I have no idea what is going on with my chest. I am not going to worry about it too much because I know eventually it will all start to even out. I do know that while there was progress there is still room for improvement so I am going to step it up this week and hopefully see more results.

I owe the the improvement in my thighs largely to Kelly Ward with her fantastic thigh workout hub which is to the right for those that also find their thighs to be troublesome and need a little extra push!

Goals For This Week

My main goal for this week is to step it up and work harder during my workouts. I had been doing all pushups girl style on my knees but now I am going to really push myself to do proper pushups. I'm not going to increase weights because I don't want to build muscle as much as tone what I have.

Today I did sculpt first thing in the morning and had a very productive hiking adventure after work. I even got a little running in on the trail so I am going to focus even more on cardio.

I still have hopes of getting into that dress for Sunday so I am going to work as hard as I can towards that end goal.

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