#4weeksfit Challenge Results

It's been a month since I linked up with Kristen and Erin for the #4weeksfit challenge. If you can't remember that far back, in this post, I challenged myself to two things: Drinking 2 litres of water a day and running C25K three times a week. I'm back now to tell you how I did!

Drink Your Water!

I'm happy to report that I did complete this goal! I definitely drank at least 2 litres of water a day. Most times I drank more. One or two times though, I was drinking water before bed to try and get it in. I hate when that happens.



It's starting to feel now, like I have to drink even more. Before doing this challenge, 2 bottles of water a day would have been fine. Not so much now. I feel like I need more almost every day. So, this month I'm going to be challenging myself to drink even more!

Run C25K 3x/Week

Wellll, I can't really say I completed this one. I didn't give up though.

Here's the deal. I'm not trying to make excuses, this is just how it is.

I finally bumped up to week 3 on the 10th. I'm super proud of myself and actually did all of week 3. I have always given up on the program on week 3 because I've never been able to run 3 minutes straight. I have always lived in a very hilly part of the island, (actually, the hilliest part), and so when I would get up to the 3 minute intervals, I found running 3 minutes too much for me, because it was actually always uphill.


I problem solved, and have been driving to a flatter area to run. It has been much better to learn with. I got through week 3 without any problems, though running for 3 minutes was a real stretch for me and I was just barely able to do it.

I bumped up to week 4 on the 17th, and was totally unable to do 5 minute intervals. I was only able to run for 3 mins and like 15 seconds before having to stop. So, I did more problem solving, and downloaded a new C25K app that did 4 min and 3 min intervals and I have been able to do that twice. I think I'm going to do that 2-3 more times, and then try to move up to the 5 minute intervals.

Enter the excuses. The past week, Casey has been working like 16 hour days, and the weather has been terrible. The one night that I would have been able to go out to run, it started to thunder and lightning and pour down rain! Not happening! The rest of this particular week has been a total write off because of work, cupcake orders, and not being able to leave the house due to a sleeping toddler. I did send her to someone's house when I could. Anyway, I wouldn't really call them fake excuses but there it is.

I plan to continue with the program, like I said before. Do a few more 4 min/3min interval runs, then try and boost up to 5 min ones. I want to finish the program, but I don't think that I would personally be able to just do it exactly like it says. Many people I've spoken to about the program have redone weeks when they weren't comfortable moving up, so I took their advice.

So, no, I wouldn't call this goal completed. According to my little checklist, I'm supposed to be complete week 6. I'm still stuck redoing week 4. I call that a work in progress! ;) I did several long walks (5+KM) this month as well, so I'm happy about that too!

I'm also happy to report that I'm continuing my MyFitnessPal streak at 123 days so far, and a total of 31.4 lbs down since having Harper, 2.4 of which were this month.



Here's to a new month of new goals! :)



Linking up with Kristen and Erin! Hope everyone did well with their goals!!




Comments

  1. Great job!!! You made progress on the C25K and that's awesome! I think you have a great plan! Stick with it, girl :)

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  2. It sounds like you're doing awesome!! I love your attitude toward the bumps in the road you've encountered. Great work :-)

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    1. Thank you :) I try to be positive!

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  3. AWesome job! I do really well with that water during the week when I'm at work. I suck on weekends. Need to work on that for sure!
    Good luck with your training!

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