Sunday, June 17, 2012

SSSDC Week 2 Update & Details for Week 3

Hi Peeps
Here we are at the end of week two for the SSDC and the beginning of week 3.
How did everyone do?

This past week's challenge was to get in at least 6 hours of exercise and after last night's wedding, I am happy to report that not only did I meet the goal proposed in the challenge, but I also met my personal goal of 7 hours, tacking on that last extra hour just to see if I could. Guess what? It looks like I absolutely can! I'm proud of the amount of exercise I got in because in all honesty, even I thought 6 hours was a lot right out of the just makes me realize I can work hard again this week and do even more. The Polar HRM is a big motivator, too!

Up until yesterday it was touch and go as to whether or not I'd make the goal but with my added walks I came just 20 mins shy of meeting the goal. Dancing last night made up for the 20 mins and then some, despite my horrendously uncomfortable shoes.

Weight loss this week is as follows:
Starting Weight at beginning of SSSDC - 232 lbs
Weight last week - 229 lbs
Weight this week (6/5) - 226.75 lbs

A 2.25 lbs loss! It's not setting the world on fire but it's a loss - and frankly, after my two kind of lousy eating days, I think this smallish loss is no surprise. I will not be hitting the cocnut rum this week, that I can promise you.

I have continued to track faithfully and by doing this, I definitely see where my "indulgences" most likely derailed having a bigger loss. Here is to a much better week!

Speaking of which - This week we are facing the challenge of trying a new piece of fitness equipment or an activity that you have never tried before. This isn't something you necessarily are afraid to do but maybe something that you just haven't embraced yet but have been meaning jumping rope, hula hooping, or even trying free weights if you never have. The details are below in case you forgot!

I don't know about you but there are plenty of pieces of equipment at the gym that I eye up plenty enough but never give them a try (hello Jacob's Ladder, I'm looking specifically at you).  For example, I have always wanted to try aqua aerobics but never have....I have also wanted to try working out with kettlebells but never have. (WHY???) This challenge is meant to get us out of any fitness ruts we may be experiencing, and to embrace the beauty of change starting on a small scale. Change is hard, and scary sometimes, but I do think that in order to succeed in losing weight, we can't get bored - so let's try new things and find a few new faves. This is one of those challenges you could easily do week to week. You never know - you just may become addicted to something you least expected - like lifting barbells or using the tricep machine! Go for it this week and give us your review on how you did!!!

My personal goals will be as follows:
  • Lose 2 lbs
  • Try Jacobs Ladder and work out with kettlebells.
  • Continue to track
  • Complete at least 7.5 hours of exercise
That's about it....I'll be checking in with you to see how you all did and see what you're thinking in terms of meeting this weeks challenge head on.
Best of luck to all my challengers!

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  1. Sounds like you had a great week =)
    I'm looking forward to lots of early swimming hours this week.

  2. You did awesome Deanna. Just darn awesome and this week you will really rock it too. Good luck and thank you for this terrific challenge. It really has made me get my head back into the game and get back to being where I want to be. THANK YOU!!
    Have a blessed week. I don't think I'll be back on until the 25th unless internet is possible but I'll be moving, working and thriving in the love of my son. Take care my friend!!

  3. That's an awesome loss!! And you are a great inspiration to us all. Hopefully I'll be able to do my "new" exercises. I'm kinda dreading them... :)

  4. Oh, right. The goal was 6 hours. Shoot, I thought it was 7 and I missed that by 15 minutes. LOL My poor mind is shot. Anyway, good for you on the loss! I'm hoping to see one soon. You are so sweet to host this challenge and visit so frequently! What an inspiration on so many levels! Hugs!

  5. Excellent work Rochelle!! :)
    Good luck with this upcoming week! I hope you enjoy working with Kettlebells - I think they're great!

  6. Way to go, Rochelle!!! Keep at it - you are doing great! :)

  7. I love kettlebells! They are tons of fun and a great workout.

    Good job last week and good luck for the oncoming one :)

  8. Yay For You! Congratulations on the pounds lost!! :) I've never tried kettlebells, you will have to keep us posted on how you like them :)

  9. Nice work on that loss!Excellent moving more, too! Here is to another string week!

  10. Great loss for the week - way to go! Good luck for this week, kettle bells scare the crap outta me :)

  11. Thanks for being an inspiration to all of us, oh ye fearless leader!