Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The End of Week 6 Testing

We finished our week 6 testing last night in Team Fitness. I sure won't be breaking any land speed records anytime soon, but at least I improved in almost all areas.

Plank Test - last time: 2 min 29 sec; this time: 2 min 45 sec

Push Up Test - last time: 7; this time: 12 (he made us do boy push ups)

Sit Up Test - last time: 14 in 30 sec; this time: 14 in 30 sec

Run Test - last time: 2.49 miles in 30 min; this time 3.03 miles in 30 min

Now, hopefully I'll make some additional gains by Week 12 testing...

Monday, May 14, 2007

A Missing Friend

This weekend I was reacquainted with an old friend. I haven't seen him for quite some time. We are still miles (well inches) apart, but I know he is there and look forward to reducing the span between us.

We met on the floor of my living room as I was doing some crunches and floor exercises on Saturday evening. In fact, I was so happy to know he was back, I called hubby from the next room.

The friend is my hip bone. Although there is still much work to be done to bring him to the surface, at least I know he's there and getting back to where he should be. I look forward to the day when I can actually see him again.

Here's to old friends!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

6 Week Update

Since I did Team Weight Loss before Team Fitness, this is actually a Week 18 update. Time flies. Too bad the weight wasn't flying away with it! However, I did survive over 6 weeks of almost back to back house guests without gaining. I think that is an accomplishment!

So the Team Fitness 6 week check is not complete, but here are the numbers that count.

6 week weight loss - 2.5 lbs (hardly worth mentioning).
6 week body fat loss - 4.5% (pretty good!)

So, according to my home scale I'm hovering around -22lbs since Jan. 1st and around 10% body fat loss. So with hubbies business trips concluding, and the hotel MacInnis being empty, maybe I can work a little harder and get that scale to budge in the right direction.

Now, wish me luck in the run, push up, sit up, and plank test on Monday. I'm gonna need it! ;)