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Journey To The Shorts & BLC Fit Test Week 8!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I am taking a page out of my girl Susan's (IMSOOZEEQ) book... and I took a photo of the size 16 shorts I don't fit into yet. I started off as a size 24, and am currently in size 18's. Now more then ever, I carry the majority of my weight in my stomach... and I wear my pants at my belly button... so while my size 18's are a little big, I am not quite ready for the 16's. I will try them on periodically and see how much closer I am getting until they finally fit! Then I will move onto the 14's! Sometimes the scale doesn't always show the whole story, so I'm hoping to find motivation from the shorts! :D

I will say this, I have not worn shorts since high school, bet that was pretty apparent from my pale skin. emoticon So this would be a big deal not only to fit into them, but to feel comfortable and confident enough in myself to wear them in public! emoticon

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We are now in week 8 of BLC! The time is just flying and before we know it we will be doing our week 12 final update. I will be the first to admit I haven't been working on all of these things as much as I should... but I am doing a lot more than I have been! My 30 day dumbbell challenge is also still in full swing. As far as weight loss, official weigh in is tomorrow, but I'm still around the same weight I was last week. My goal for the challenge was to lose 16.6 pounds and get to 195, and I believe I will hit that by the end of the challenge.

Fit Test Results (Week 1/Week 4/Week 8):
Crunches: 50/75/100 emoticon
Wall Sit: 50/70/110 (seconds) emoticon
(Modified) Squats: 15/25/30 emoticon
(Wall) Push Ups: 25/40/50 emoticon
Walk 1 Mile: 19:37/18:50/18:06 emoticon
Hula Hoops: 3/3/14 (minutes) emoticon

I will say that my squats are getting farther down, so I wasn't that disappointed in the minimal increase. Everything else I was pleased with. I will say the hula hoop is just for fun and just something I like to improve on for me. That is hit and miss though, sometimes I do good and sometimes not so much. I also had a personal record walking with Sparky, and it's actually faster than I walk by myself! 17:20 for a mile! emoticon That little booger really pushes me to walk faster... or maybe he PULLS me to walk faster, either way. emoticon emoticon

And without further ado, the stretching photos... and can I just say despite the unflattering angle, and the fact that there are still visible rolls on my body... I actually looked at the positives! Like how tiny my arms and legs look and the fact that I see some muscle (or something) on my outer thighs! Amazing!
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