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Shaping Up For Summer: 15 Pound Challenge

by Megan

It’s getting warmer! You know what that means- Spring is here, and summer speedily cometh! Only 8 weeks left in Shaping Up For Summer, and then the school year will be over, graduation activities will be past, and we’ll all be sleeping in (right, Harrison?).

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Last week I weighed in at 165.0, and I was so excited to be a mere 1.2 pounds away from my lowest weight in years. Being at 165, with three months left before our vacation in July, I decided to set a goal which is my 15 Pound Challenge. I want to lose 5 pounds per month, for three months, so that I can go on vacation weighing 150 pounds.

The last time I weighed 150 was a few months after having my first baby, about 5.5 years ago. Before that I never weighed 150 until I got pregnant. To lose 15 more pounds would be a major accomplishment, and I know it would make a HUGE difference in how I look and feel.

Now I just have to do the work! April will be a little tougher, too, because I’m back up a pound or two since hitting 165.

So how to do it? Well I have my gym routine which I should be able to keep up with all month. Plus, now that I no longer have weeknight rehearsals, I have time to go running again! After being away for 2+ hours every night, a 30 minute run won’t seem like much at all! Excited to get out there and get in my 1800 minutes for the #1800MinuteChallenge.

If I count this week, there are basically 5 weeks in April, so here are my goals for those 5 weeks:

Hit the gym at least twice a week
Zumba at least once a week
Run 30+ minutes at least 3 times per week
Drink 3 water bottles each day

I got in my gym time this week, but I’ll have some catching up to do next week with the other goals!

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How was your week? Did you meet your fitness goals? Link up and let me know!

 

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Sarah April 4, 2014 - 3:56pm

I am so glad that you send out an email reminder for the link up! It helps me when I get unorganized! :)

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Megan April 5, 2014 - 10:07am

It helped a lot this week! I’ll do it from now on!

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pamela April 4, 2014 - 8:24pm

i cannot wait until i can start exercising again after my 6 week post-birth appointment.zumba is too much fun! you’re totally inspiring! this is such a great way to record your goals and progress and motivate others! also, you’re looking fantastic, by the way!! <3 i'm here cheering you on to meet your goals! :)

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Megan April 5, 2014 - 10:07am

Thanks so much, Pamela! Excited to meet you next month, right??

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pamela April 7, 2014 - 6:37am

YES! So excited to meet you!!! :) <3 See you soon!!! :D

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jill conyers April 5, 2014 - 3:14am

WTG with your progress! You should be so proud of yourself!

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Megan April 5, 2014 - 10:06am

Thanks! I hit a new low this morning!

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Amy @ {Life to the Full} April 7, 2014 - 8:11am

Great goals for April! And your little boy is such a cutie! My main goal is continue incorporating strength training in while training for the half marathon. When I’m running more often, I tend to slack on strength training :s

Hope you have a great Monday. God bless!

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Megan April 9, 2014 - 12:00am

Thanks, Amy! Good luck with your training! I’m the opposite right now- getting in my strength training but no cardio!

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Winter Benson April 9, 2014 - 4:54pm

Great progress! Good luck with your 15 lb goal!

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