Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Gunnar Challenge - Day 2 Week 1

I embarked on something to shake up the fitness routine a little bit. I am in a weight loss contest with other mom bloggers #iwillrockthis, and not having much success with weight loss and diet alone.  I joined in the Gunnar Challenge to help get me back on track and lose the last 20lbs that I have been trying to get off for awhile now.  But my nutrition hasn't been the best.  So the Gunnar Challenge is basically like having a trainer via social media.  I get my workouts emailed to me, and the nutrition plan is on their web portal, which I have to say is killer, very easy to use and pretty to look at.

So I check the website in the morning and it tells me what to eat for the day, and what to do in my workout!  And you get jabs from Gunnar Peterson during the day via Facebook and Twitter.   Every question I have had has been immediately answered.  It's a pretty cool deal.

The thing I didn't like was taking my photo in a bathing suit.  Seriously?!  I don't have the courage to post it here yet, but maybe at the end, I'll do the Before and the "In Progress" Reveal at the end of the 8 weeks.  Because I am going to look "Great in 8".  This will also be inconjunction with me training for the Disney half marathon Sept. 3rd, and the Long Beach Half October 7th.  YIKES.  I hope I didn't bite off more than I can chew.  But I have my friends and support, check out The Unnatural Mother, Deanna introduced me to the challenge, and I have been following her on twitter and reading her blog for over a year and she has really kept me motivated to stay fit, she blazed a bad ass trail in front of me as a fitness newbie to follow.  So we will push eachother, and laugh and I'm sure some tears will be shed about week 5 when I feel like I'm over it.  But we will pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and keep trudging the road to being the most bad ass fit moms on each coast.

Today was a weight and cardio workout, and I learned where I need to work on my strengths, and one of the goals I set for myself was to be able to do regular push ups by the end of this challenge, I want to be able to do 10 of them.  I can do 25 "girly" push ups now.  The first workout was hard, but doable, I enjoyed it, and it was a nice switch up from running, also it was totally cool to not feel lost in the gym, to have some direction and exercises to do, made me feel not like such as spaz out on the weight room floor.

So my start weight was 189lbs.  Maybe the pics will come later.
Finished with Workout 1 - CRUSH IT

Rebecca

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