I Got 2.5 Problems, And Chips Ain’t One

31 Dec

After all that holiday eating, and that Taco Hell incident, I was up 2.5 lbs Saturday at my weight in.  That is not terrible, it is just annoying.  I hate the gain weeks.  I can handle stagnant scales that do not budge weeks, because I have not lost ground that I then have to make up.  Gains are a whole other story.  This week I have to lose 2.5 lbs just to get back to were I was.  That will still not equal a true loss.  That is where the annoyance comes in.  I enjoyed the holidays and the mental break that I gave myself, but I really get annoyed by that gain regardless of how small.

I relish in that annoyance though.  If I was not a little bothered by it, then I doubt that I would be attacking this week with the vigor that I already am.  I got in a Saturday workout with my kettlebell, for example.  If you have been keeping up with me on here, you know Saturday workouts are almost non-existant for me.  I told my lazy a$$, that I had until Saturday then it was game back on.  I stuck to it and cranked out one of my kettlebell workouts.  I was suprised at how well I did considering the time off…that was until Sunday hit.  Holy sore legs batman.

My upper body was not too shabby on Sunday, and I attribute that to the planks all month long.  My poor tush and legs, did not get an ample workout though during December.  Speaking of the #merryplanksmas challenge, you all did an amazing job!  It was so inspiring and motivating to see all the people participating this month.  As for me…I went from a 15 second plank at the beginning of December to this tonight…

I am pretty dang proud of that considering a few months ago, I could not even get into the plank position.  Bam for determination and pushing myself to achieve a goal.

This brings me to a new challenge I am doing in January.  I have had some requests for another fitness challenge, and I am only happy to oblige.  I saw so many people rocking out their planks all month and it was so exciting to see people getting after it.  It also helped me to at least do some sort of physical activity during the crazy month that is December.

This month, I have decided to give a little more love to my glutes, hammies and quads.  That is why January is #HappyGluteYear! (This puns for you, Hubby Jack.)  This month, I am going to strive to do a wall sit a day.  This will be another self driven challenge like the plank challenge.  You should time yourself holding the wall sit position for as long as possible and try to improve your time by the end of the month.

To wall sit, you will stand with your back flat against the wall.  Then squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor just like you were sitting in a chair.  Time yourself in this position and work to improve that time over the month of January.  Be sure to hashtag #happygluteyear on your pictures on instagram.  Lets cheer each other on while we give our tushes and legs some TLC in January!  If you continue to plank it up like I am going to, use hashtag #fctfcplank and I will check in all of your plank pics as well!

I hope you all will join me in this challenge too!  I had so much fun seeing your pics and getting to know some new people!

happy glute year

Now don’t get too used to my seasonally punned challenges.  I don’t know if I have the creativity in me to come up with something legit each month, but I love having you all as workout buddies across the web as long as I can come up with ideas!

What are your wild and crazy new year plans?  How did you improve on your plank in December?  Are you going to wall sit with me in January?  Those walls won’t sit themselves you know!

Stay Strong and Keep Moving,


12 Responses to “I Got 2.5 Problems, And Chips Ain’t One”

  1. Jane December 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    Love reading about your challenges. Once I get my Bionic knee in January come early Spring I hope to join in the “FUN”. My goal is to do my trainers BootCamp!

    • fatchicktofitchick December 31, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

      Jane that will be awesome! Best of luck to you on your new knee!

  2. Silly Girl's Momma December 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    I’m all in with the wall sits! I also feel your pain, I was up 2.4 after the Christmas craze…first time in over a year I didn’t track calories, ugh. It is completely annoying knowing that I have to get rid of the same pounds again. Good luck to you this week and Happy 2013. @sillygirlsmomma.blogspot.com

    • fatchicktofitchick January 2, 2013 at 9:21 am #

      Thanks so much chick! We will get those lbs off and never look back!

  3. Bri @ Back to Bliss January 1, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    Love the Happy Glute Year Challenge! I make my cheerleaders do wall sits all the time & I guess I’ll be joining them this year!

    My biggest 2013 goal is to run my first half marathon at the end of April! Can’t wait to tackle the training!

    • fatchicktofitchick January 2, 2013 at 9:20 am #

      That is a great goal Bri! So glad you are joining in on the wall sit challenge!

  4. Allie January 1, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Youre setting a precedent!!! Bring it on February!!! 😉

  5. Nicole January 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    I’m right there with ya, Mama! I took a break from the Tuesday before Christmas until end of Christmas Day. Gained back a WHOLE lot more than I thought I would (like, 6 pounds), but as soon as the day after Christmas rolled around, I was back on my A-Game! I will not be stopped!

    Doesn’t it feel good to be back to “work”? I can’t believe I am at a point where I MISS sweating and working out.

    Anyway, we started this journey waaay before New Year’s, so let’s prove everyone wrong and make it happen in 2013!

    • fatchicktofitchick January 2, 2013 at 9:19 am #

      Amen chick! I think we love the sweat because that is habit now. It feels abnormal to just do nothing. I love going into a new year already established on a path. That lets me know 2013 will be amazing!

  6. Tony January 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Keep up the good work. That is one awesome plank!

    I think you are following my blog. If so, please check out my page on How to Lose Weight – and Keep it Off. I was as high as 220-something with a +40 inch waist. The info on that page will get you down if you follow it. Best of luck!

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