Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Healthiest Loser Week 2

I feel like a slacker! I have about 4 blog drafts saved right now with everything (pictures, funny stories, etc) that I know some certain Grandparents are dying to see!! Unfortunately, I seem to have trouble uploading videos at work so I am hoping to resolve the issue today and if not maybe tonight after school...

In the meantime - yesterday was the beginning of week 2 (out of 8) for my healthiest loser challenge. I didn't do as well as I had hoped the first week, I met my goals only half way, yikes. On the positive side though, I was constantly thinking about them. Having my goals written down, near by, wearing a reminder bracelet and tracking my success makes me feel a little bit accomplished.

I have started each morning with a full glass of water, hoping to work up to 3 by the end of the 8 weeks because this helps jump start your system, makes you feel fuller and contributes to your 8 glasses a day in a big way. Also, tons of water is good for your skin and it is almost the ditch the make up time of year (I wore make up 3 days total last summer!)

This weeks challenge is to maintain your goals, keep focused, and find out what your strengths are, literally.

Sit Ups Test - How many (legit) sit ups can you do in 60 seconds?
Record the number for retest at the end of the 8 weeks:

1 Minute Sit Up Test (Women)
Age 18-25
Excellent >43
Good 37-43
Above average 33-36
Average 29-32
Below Average 25-28
Poor 18-24
Very Poor <18

Push Ups Test - How many (LEGIT) push ups can you do in 60 seconds?
Record the number for retest at the end of the 8 weeks
Ratings for Women (Modified Pushups), based on Age *this allows us girls to use our knees if we want
Age 20-29
Excellent >48
Good 34-48
Average 17-33
Poor 6-16
Very Poor < 6

12 minute walk or run
How much distance can you cover in this time, warm up for 5 minutes before starting
Walking is fine but will lower your score significantly
____1600 m (walking)______
Female - Cooper 12 Minute Test Results
Age 20-29
Excellent >2700m
Above average 2200-2700m
Average 1800-2199m
Below Average 1500-1799m
Poor <1500m

As you will notice all my scores are blank, I'm hoping to get these scores all plugged in by Thursday night, if you all promise not to laugh!
I just didn't want anyone who was following along to miss out or be held up with their own healthiest loser program.

Anyway, since I am reporting in - the inevitable progress after week one:
Weight Loss Percentage: .075%
In Pounds: 1 lb
Money Stashed Away: $5

I am happy with my week one results but to achieve my goals in 7 more weeks I need to really get focused and aim for 1.5% a week.

Happy crunching everyone!

Oh by the way, I got a jumpstart on Week 3 - it is really cool! Can't wait to share it next week :)


Constant Writer said...

Fun stuff! I would totally fail at the sit up push up thing. And I probably couldn't run for more than about 30 seconds. I can save money like nobody's business though!
Glad you're having fun with it so far ;)

Outnumbered said...

Yeah it's hard but my room mate has a cruchless ab work out dvd i'm gonna try. I'm doing my coope running test tonight, wish me luck!