My upper arms have been my most frustrating trouble spot to not only tone but to lose fat in. It’s like my body just likes to hide all of my fat in my upper arms, thighs and hips and they have just not wanted to budge. So I’m here right now to say to them: “It’s ON!” I’ve been much more determined to get strength training in this year and am tweaking my diet around to jumpstart my metabolism again to get the rest of this weight off. I have a few tricks up my sleeve this year that I hope will help here and this challenge is just the beginning!
To recap on my personal challenge, I decided to the 15 minute upper body portion of Jackie Warners DVD Power Circuit Training three days a week for six weeks. My goal is to increase the weight size on my hand weights by 1-2lbs at the end of the six weeks and my ultimate goal is that this challenge will help me to build in a second day of strength training which is one of my goals for 2011. That being said, I also have a surprise (possibly) for the last two weeks of the challenge that I think will help tremendously in all of those goals! Don’t worry, I shall reveal my plan in due time! *insert evil cackle here*
To start, I promised I would measure my upper arms for a starting measurement and I’ll do it again at the end of the challenge. I can’t guarantee I’ll lose inches as it’s mostly fat that needs to go but you never know! I’ve also taken before photos that I will humble myself to post!
Folks, here are the hamhocks in there original state:
Starting inches on upper arms: 14″
Ending inches on upper arms: TBA
This week I will be doing my workouts: Tuesday after my run, Thursday after class and Saturday as part of my 45 minute Jackie Warner workout.
Please check back next Monday as I recap the week and if you’re joining in on the phone don’t forget to Tweet about your experiences using the hashtag #6weekpipes and join the Life After Bagels Facebook page to chat about it! If I haven’t convinced you yet, on Monday’s if you update on your progress on Morgan’s page she’ll enter you into a contest for a surprise at the end of the challenge!
Do you have a troublesome spot that needs some work? Have you ever done a challenge like the 6 Week Pipes challenge?!