Fitness Friday! {week 6}

the blessed life
Just as I imagined....this week threw me for a huge loop! I started back to work after about 14 weeks on maternity leave.  Wowzer! It's gone more smooth than I imagined as far as emotionally (thank you, Lord, for answered prayers!)  However, my body has felt it for sure! My diet has been messed up...quick lunches...quick, easy dinners.  I only worked out once this work week, I am sleep-deprived, and my stress level is up with all the new demands.

How did Week 6 go?

My goal this week was to not snack after 8 pm.  I did just okay with this goal.  I did snack a couple nights after 8 pm...not sure if it was stress-related or if I'm just a bit more hungry right now because Adeline has picked up her nighttime feedings again...she's added 2 feedings during the night.  (Something else we're working on!)

Was I active?

Ugh...somewhat, but definitely not like in previous weeks! I have upped my number of push-ups due to the challenge and my plank time is getting longer...so that was an accomplishment! (But honestly, now that I look at it...I worked out 4 out of 7 days this past week...I need to give myself more credit!)

How do you working mamas do it?! Please share!

Friday- Circuit training (30 minutes); 27 push-ups; 1 min 15 sec plank
Saturday-30 minute run training (20 minutes); 1 min 30 sec plank
Sunday-Rest day
Monday-30 minute run training (10 minutes); Circuit training (10 minutes); 28 push-ups; 1 min 45 sec plank
Thursday-Circuit training (20 minutes); 39 push-ups!!; 2 min 5 sec plank

Weight Loss?

Nope...gained a little less than a pound back this week.


Same as last week (no changes).

Waist: 30" (down 2" from starting measurement)
Thigh: 21 3/4" (down 3/4" from starting measurement)

Week 7 Goal?

No sweets. Yikes.

(See my list of weekly goals here.)

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  1. I think we are all entitled to have 'bad' weeks, and a change in your routine is totally understandable! You still are doing SO great and you should be very proud!!

    Hope your weekend is wonderful :)

  2. I think you should be so proud of yourself! Going back to work is a huge change and will usually take a little while to get back into the groove and find what works for you.

  3. I've been thinking about you this week and I'm so happy to hear that the transition has gone smoothly. I am so impressed with your workouts this week- you did great and need to give yourself more credit!

  4. Glad your transition went smoothly! That first week back in the classroom regardless of how long or for what reasons is always tough. And 4 out of 7 days is awesome!!! Rest and relax this weekend!

  5. Love this Blog Hop...I am your newest fitness stalker!!! :)



  6. 2 minute plank is awesome, that is pretty impressive. I didn't work out much after I went back to work from my maternity leave. Finally after a couple of months I started going over my lunch break but only for 20-25 minutes. Now this year I work part-time but my "off" time is right in the middle of they day which sucks but it does make it possible for me to work out.


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