A Wife Loved Like The Church

Week 4 of the “Losing It” Challenge

Posted on: March 19, 2010

I’m finishing off Week 4 of my 10 week weight loss challenge and I must say it’s been a little tougher than I imagined. After talking with my friend Jamie, I realized that my abs are still torn from Julia and/or Hannah. I had wondered a while back (like months ago) if something was up with my abs, since when I do sit ups they don’t look normal. I started doing some research on Diastasis and what exercises I should be doing to help repair my abdominal wall. While there was a little relief in knowing that my ab wall was torn (which explains why my abs just aren’t doing what I want them too) there was some pretty major disappointment. It’s hard knowing that my body just isn’t ever going to be “normal” again. I’m having to reprogram what normal means in a almost-30-mom-of-2 world.

Here’s the official update on my progress:

complete the half marathon training on April 24th

I’m still training. I’m most excited about this update (if you want to read more, go here) and have been running about a 10 1/2 minute mile.

stick with my daily/weekly points (Weigh Watchers)

Grr… I’ll be honest, this one is the hardest! Some days I’m super good and other not so much. My biggest problem is not tracking my points. Any suggestions on the best way to track??

– incorporate more yoga/stretching into my weekly workouts

I took off last night from running in order to do more stretching. After last weekends long run I noticed my body was getting worn down in different areas. Then Tuesday’s run took it’s toll, so I’m taking a longer rest period.

– actively work on getting ripped (or not so “fluffy) abs

I’m not doing the P90X version, but I’m still working on them. S-l-o-w-l-y. But in time, maybe they’ll be not so fluffy.

– lose 8 pounds and reach my “ultimate goal” weight

This one is most exciting! I’m 3-4 pounds away from my goal weight! Woot-woot!!

2 Responses to "Week 4 of the “Losing It” Challenge"

Awesome job! I’m so proud of you and, of course, I’m so jealous. I have not been doing a very good job with my diet… I’m still hanging in there on the working out, but my diet has sort of flown out the window and I need to regroup. Only 3-4 lbs left is amazing. I will be cheering you on all the way!

I have started running for our thing in June and did my first outside run last night. It wasn’t amazing, but you have to start somewhere 🙂

Congratulations! You are doing a great job! That’s crazy about the ripped abs though. I’m still in the loosing it challenge but haven’t posted about it…oops!

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