Had my four-week assessment at FIT CHICKS on Thursday!
I was pretty intrigued to see what kind of difference the last four weeks have had on me. I’ve never participated in a bootcamp type workout before but was also needing some aside from running to increase my fitness and strength and hopefully lose a few inches.
So here are the stats, I’ve actually decided to NOT share specifics as I don’t anyone to compare my numbers to theirs, it’s just not healthy!
We started with measurements (other than weight, I’ll tell you the differential from the first week to the fourth):
Weight – Lost 1lb
Arm (Upper Left/Right) – .25″/.75″ (Yup! My right arm was bigger than my left but now they’re just .25″ different)
Chest – .25″
Waist – Nuthin’ (My waist is the hardest place for me to lose)
Buttocks – .25″
Thigh (Upper Left/Right) – No change/.25″ (again, my right thigh was bigger than my left but now they’re the same).
In total I lost 1lb and 1.75″!
Secondly we did our FIT CHICK Test which was fitness based where we had to do specific exercises, as many as we could, in 60 seconds and here’s where things got interesting. Again, I’ll post the differences:
Push Ups – 11 more
Jumping Jacks – 11 more
Sit Ups – 19 more
Tricep Dips – 11 more
Chick Runs (running from one side of the gym to the other) – 1 more
My fitness assessment showed a much bigger difference, especially in my strength! I couldn’t believe my sit up difference and the awesome thing was that I actually could have done more if it weren’t for the sixty second time limit!
I am really looking forward to the next four weeks as I predict some even bigger changes! Thank you, Chick Sergeant Laura for
Pipes Challenge – The Wrap-Up
I’m late in getting my Pipes Challenge wrap-up out simply because I wanted to get the official measurements in (as I did a sorry job on my initial measurement)!
My goal going into the Pipes Challenge was to increase my strength so that I could increase my hand-held weights by 1-2lbs. I would love to have lost inches but I knew that wouldn’t happen in just six weeks so I focused on the hand weights.
The bad news is that didn’t happen. I’m still using my 4lbs weights and they do well for fatiguing my muscles during my strength training. The good news, however, is that I’ve begun to build consistency in my strength training that I never really had before. I’m learning to really enjoy pushing my limits and making myself stronger. Although covered in a layer of fat, I really feel triceps that weren’t there before and Alan says he feels a noticeable difference as well.
I think I gained more from this Pipes Challenge than just having a goal to achieve, strength training has always been my downfall and I’m starting to not only do it on a consistent basis but also enjoy it as well.
Thanks goes to Morgan for putting together this fun challenge, I hear she’s announcing a fun new challenge on Monday!
Here’s the rundown of my entire Pipes Challenge journey:
Did you participate in the Pipes Challenge? How did it go?