Bootcamp Week 3 Update & Bling!

Good morning! Yesterday was a fun day. I spent some time finishing up organizing my Health Coach items and working on my website. Please take a minute and head to Lady Health Guru. Thoughts, comments, suggestions? IIN also provides our first set of business cards for free, so I have those on order. I will show them to you once I receive them. Here is a sneak peek of my logo/tagline.

My friend A came over in the afternoon to enter her 31 order. She had a great first party/open house. In the evening, hubby and I went to dinner with our friend J. Then I promptly came home and fell asleep.

Time to update you on my Best Body Bootcamp Round 4 week 3 progress. This week was not a good workout/activity week. It started off bad and I never got my mojo back.

* Monday – came home early from work with a terrible headache (possible migraine) that resulted in me becoming physically ill
* Tuesday – plank but no workout, in pain from the illness on monday
* Wednesday – plank and walked 1/2 mile with guys from office, 30 squats
* Thursday – 33 squats
* Friday – plank, 36 squats
* Saturday – plank, 39 squats
* Sunday – today will be a plank, 42 squats, and either YOGA or walking!

My longest plank has been 60 seconds so far. Remember that one of my 13 for 2013 goals is to hold a 2:30 plank. Planks truly do get easier the more you practice them. If you are curious about planks or want more variation, click on the picture below. It will take you to Tina’s blog for 22 plank variations.

My personal goals were (1) eat a healthy breakfast and log it using LoseIt and (2) do a plank. I have been successful with both of these. My personal goals for this next week are (1) continue with a plank a day and my squat challenge and (2) drink 48 oz water.

My plan last week also indicated I was going to be getting up earlier so that I could start working out in the AM. I got up at 5AM every weekday last week (except for Friday when the entire city slept in due to ICE). My plan this week is to get up at 5AM, get a little something to eat, and do light exercises from 5:30-6:00AM. Again, nothing too strenuous because I tend to get ill when I workout that early. I want to give my body time to adjust. I will probably alternate between light elliptical work and arm exercises with the dumbbells or my kettlebell.

Guess what I did this morning? Signed up for the Jelly Bean virtual race. Don’t forget another of my 13 for 2013 goals is to WALK 13 5Ks. Virtual races will be a great help AND some of them offer BLING! I never get bling at 5Ks in town. Check this out!

Jelly Bean Virtual 5K

This would be my first ever race medal! You might be asking what a “virtual race” is. A virtual race is a specific distance that can be completed anywhere during a certain time frame. This race starts on March 20th and ends March 31st. So, on one of those days, I need to walk a 5K. It can be anywhere I like – a greenway, a treadmill, around my neighborhood, anywhere. Then you submit your time to prove you finished.

What are your goals for the upcoming week? Do you exercise in the morning or evening? Tips for exercising in the morning? What’s your favorite race bling?

Enjoy your day!


7 Responses to “Bootcamp Week 3 Update & Bling!”

    • Glenneth

      You should sign up! The bling looks very cool and only $12. Much less than a normal race registration! Hoping by then the weather improves and I can walk my 5K outdoors.

  1. It may not have been a good workout week for you, but you were still active and did something – which is great πŸ™‚ I’ve decided to make some changes and try something new for 12 weeks to test it out. So I will be exicted to see how things go. I’m going to check out the jelly bean race now, thanks!

  2. I am thinking about signing up for the race as well – wonder if they ship to Canada πŸ™‚