Thursday, February 21, 2013

February Fitness Challenge - Week 3

I can't believe week three is over! We're in the home stretch now. If you're participating in the February Fitness Challenge, be sure to post with a link to your blog & leave me a comment (you get one prize entry for each week that you comment) on your progress so you can be entered to win one of the two $25 paypal drawing prizes!

Last week I posted about standing in my own way, & struggling to get up at 5:00 am. . . And, I'm happy to say that I got up three times during week 3 to work out in the morning. Woohoo for progress!

) Track my calories in MyFitnessPal every day, & stay within my calorie allotment 90% of the time. In February, that boils down to 25 days. It's my birthday month, so trying to be realistic. - I've tracked my calories every day, and have stayed within my calorie allotment 85% of the time. Close!
2) Get 1,000 minutes of cardio. - I'm at 1049 minutes, so I'm crushing this goal & still have 7 days left in the month!
3) Complete 10 strength workouts. - I'm at 5 workouts, (up from 2 last week), so I'm picking up the pace. Not sure if I can achieve 10, but I'm doing better on this one.
4) Complete 7 stretching workouts. - I'm at 2, so this needs to be a focus for the last week.
5) Bonus goal - attend a Pilates or Barre workout class. I have a Groupon for a local studio, but have never made it given M's travel schedule & the kids. I'd love to make this a priority. - I'm moving this off of my priority list for the month. It's just not realistic right now for me. The Groupon will expire without me using it (*cringe*), but right now, I need to set realistic goals for myself & worry about what I can accomplish at home with the kids. 

Here's my workout plan for this week:
Monday - Skied 15 runs (half day). Lots of good cardio.
Tuesday - Ran 4.25 miles + lifted weights + pilates.
Wednesday - Ran 4 miles.
Thursday - 60 minutes of cross-training (elliptical) + lifted weights
Friday - will run 6 miles, as specified by my training plan
Saturday - last long run in my half marathon training plan. 12 miles!
Sunday - rest day

How about you? How's your February Fitness Challenge going? Leave a comment with your blog post, so we can cheer you on! :-)


  1. Crash and burn for me - really bad weather - not cold, but stormy - being sick for a week, and my pain level at about 10, there was no way.

    I have done my yoga and walked sporadically, but nothing like I wanted to do. I crush stretching and strength training, but find it very difficult to do cardio! We are so opposite!

  2. Epic Fail for me too. Maybe March will be my month?


    1. Bad week for me....can I get it together for the last week?

  4. Here is my recap for week 3. It was a bad week for me.

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