Week 2 – NBN Fitness Challenge, did you behave?

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This fitness challenge runs from July 23 until August 20.

Week 2 results are in! Albeit a bit late but that’s okay.

First, my personal goals during this challenge:
Increase strength & stamina as measured by moving along in the C25K program and lose 6 pounds, or 1.whatever pounds per week.

– run the c25k 3x weekly
– Spend 30 mins cycling weekly
– Swim 1x weekly
– Watch nutrition 5-6 days a week, 1 junk day allowed.

I weighed in today and…. again… I didn’t lose anything! Zip. Zilch.  Still stuck at 155lbs, GRRR! I have had to put my belt one hole tighter all week and I am wearing a pair of jeans (while writing this post) – without having to hold my breath –  that I last wore 3.5 years and 15 pounds ago, with minimal muffin top. I promise. 😉 You can also see some weightloss in my face; I am slightly baffled that my weight on the scale isn’t budging.

I am behind with my runs this week, I did two runs, and hope to do the last run in Couch 2 5k week 6 today.
I cycled for 30 mins twice and hit the pool Thursday! Overall exercise wise I had an average week, I think I need to up my game the next few weeks big time. Food-wise, I’ve kept the calories under control again but I really need to focus on eating more veggies, fruit & protein, the cupboards are bare and it’s time to do some groceries! 

Also doing the challenge:

– Spender’s Broke who is doing a Warrior dash on Sept 17th… this past week started off great but she had a rough couple of days in the end.
– Serendipity who is hoping to pick up some healthy habits (me too girl, me too!)
– Travis Pizel from Our Journey to Zero who’s participating in not one, but two challenges, he didn’t weigh in this weekend, curious to see your results Travis… I’m thinking of trying to copy your routine for a week to see if that may break my weightplateau.
– Jackie from the Debt Myth wants to increase her time spent in the pool
Maggie@SquarePennies challenged herself to exercise 6 days out of 7 during the challenge period.

So, how did you all do? Ready for another week!?

Published by Renée

I write about my life, travel and my financial up and downs on my blog, Nickel By Nickel, while contradicting myself daily. ;)

11 thoughts on “Week 2 – NBN Fitness Challenge, did you behave?

  1. as hard as it is, don’t focus entirely on weight. pay attention to how your clothes are fitting. boyfriend is a personal trainer on the side and he tells his clients to take measurements and pictures of themselves. the scale may not change much but the pics and measurements will.

    i think you are doing fabulously!


    1. thank you! it’s hard though to NOT pay attention to the scale, I only go near it once a week… myeah, maybe ill avoid it alltogether for a while and just see how far I can go in the next two weeks

      does having a personal trainer bf help you stay in check?


  2. Hi Andrea – I promised myself that I’d never miss a weigh in – no matter what, I’d weigh in and take my lumps. I actually worked out hard all week, but it was a very emotional, tough week with some very close friends moving away. At this point, I figure if I weigh in now, it’ll compress my week until the next weigh in on Saturday. So, I’m just going skip last week’s weigh in all together, kick it this week, and weigh in this weekend again.

    Shocking your system with a change in routine sometimes does work…While the description of my routine has stayed the same the guts have been modified. My feet have healed enough such that I’m starting to work in small doses of other cardio machines. I’m also constantly shaking up what exercises I do for strength training.

    I have to admit, I’m really proud of what I’ve accomplished in the 7 months of 2011 – almost to that end goal…..


    1. Yes it’s incredible! Our bodies are machines; capable of SO much more than we give it credit for. Keep it up! I read your post on your friends moving away so it’s understandable to skip a week, good luck this week!


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  4. Don’t listen to the scale it lies. I worked out for 3+ months and it only moved 4 lbs!?! But my clothes were falling off … “They” say muscle weighs more than fat and I am going to agree. You are building muscles!!! 🙂


  5. I’m trying to drop 10 lbs. I just started last week and I upped my daily walking from 2 miles to 3. I was also very good on my calories. I didn’t cheat at all. 1500 per day. And I was burning about 2000. But I gained 2 pounds. I don’t know whats up with that. But I FEEL like I lost weight. Either way, I’m sticking with it!


    1. Wow that’s great! Just remember that your weight fluctuates by the week, especially being a woman, my weight naturally fluctuates by as much as 5 pounds through the month because of hormones/retaining water etc. so keep the long-term goal in sight and go by cm’s and your clothes… like lifeisfullofsunnydays says; the scale lies!

      I know I should listen to my own advice too, darn that scale!


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