~*~ TIKI CHALLENGE ENDPLATE! ~*~ (DUE SEPTEMBER 9)
STARTING WEIGHT: 380.8
ENDING WEIGHT: 358.4
TOTAL LOSS/GAIN: -22.4
upper arm: 19.5" (loose) 17.5" (tight)
back fat/abs: 55"
boobnage: ack! left this at work
upper arm: 17" (loose) 16.5" (tight)
back fat/abs: ack! left this at work
knee: ack! left this at work
TOTAL INCHES LOST/GAINED: -21
STARTING BMI or HIP TO WAIST Ratio:
BMI: 57.9 - pear, decreased risk of heart disease, diabetes
CURRENT BMI or HIP TO WAIST Ratio:
hip:waist= .79 -pear, decreased risk
MY BEFORE/AFTER PICS WILL BE POSTED IN TEAM PHOTOS.
During the TIKI Challenge, my cardio was mostly focused on TRAINING FOR RACES and it worked well for me because IT KEPT ME TO A SCHEDULE. I feel that I improved MY ENDURANCE. I want to stick with it because SCHEDULES KEEP ME ON TRACK, but I also want to change it up because I DON'T WANT TO GET BORED. I feel that I have the ability to ANYTHING I PUT MY MIND TO now.
During the TIKI Challenge, my strength training was mostly focused on STARTING STRENGTH TRAINING and it worked well for me because MY ARMS ARE FINALLY SHRINKING, AS IS MY WAIST AND HIPS. I feel that I improved MY STRENGTH AND STAMINA. I want to stick with it up because I KNOW IT WORKS, IT MAKES ME FEEL POWERFUL AND STRONG, AND I JUST PLAIN LIKE IT. I feel that I have the ability to PLANKS!! now.
During the TIKI Challenge, my flexibility and rest work was mostly focused on LEARNING ABOUT ACTIVE REST, TAKING TIME FOR MYSELF AND NOT FEELING GUILTY, AND USING YOGA AS STRETCHING and it worked well for me because I AM MORE FLEXIBLE AND MY MIND IS BETTER ADJUSTED (MOST DAYS). I feel that I improved MY OVERALL FLEXIBILITY. I want to stick with it because I KNOW NOW THAT STRETCHING IS SUPER IMPORTANT AND REST SETTLES MY HEAD. I feel that I have the ability to MORE DIFFICULT YOGA MOVES now.
During the TIKI Challenge, my nutrition was mostly KEEPING WITHIN MY CALORIES, LEARNING GOOD FALL BACK FOODS, AND BATCH COOKING ON THE WEEKENDS. I feel that I improved on BATCH COOKING and could use some more work when it comes to BUDGETING AND STICKING TO MY CALORIE GOALS MORE CONSISTENTLY.
What I learned about myself in the last two months was I CAN DO MORE THAN I THOUGHT I COULD, BUT MY EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE FOLLOWS ME WHEREVER I GO. I NEED TO LEARN TO DEAL WITH IT AND SETTLE THE DEMONS.
I learned that when it comes to motivation, HELPING OTHERS OR TALKING OUT THE MESS IN MY HEAD REALLY HELPS BRING MY FOCUS BACK.
I learned that the best way to get myself moving is TO HAVE SOMETHING TO WORK TOWARD AND/OR TO JUST GET OFF MY ARSE AND DO IT.
I learned that I am STRONG.
I learned that I can MOVE OTHERS JUST BY BEING HONEST.
I knew all along that I COULD TACKLE WALKING LONGER DISTANCES and now I have proved it to myself.
My next big goal is LEARNING TO RUN OR GETTING TO A SEMI-COMFORTABLE 15-MINUTE MILE WALKING PACE.
In the next challenge, I need more focus placed on NUTRITION and would like to see EVERYONE LEARN (INCLUDING ME) TO FORGIVE OURSELVES AND MOVE ON.
What I am most proud of from my TIKI challenge is I STUCK WITH IT! (AND COMPLETED BOTH A 5K AND 10K RACE!!) and I can't wait to see what I am capable of doing next.
And for all of you...my boy with his "official" medal from the race.
He wore it to school today and showed everyone. He also told them, "My mom complained so much that they sent me a medal! I'm the only one who got one!" *lol*