Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Waist Watcher Wednesday: Week 1!

In my last post about my New Year's Resolution, I talked about a weekly link party for everyone wanting to get back in shape, where we can post/comment our stats and offer each other helpful advice, workout ideas, what works for you, what doesn't and just generally support each other so that when we think about giving up we will have bloggy friends to lift us up again!

So right here, I will try to post one inspirational thing, or a workout that I want to try, or something workout related every week, and I encourage you to do the same! Let's inspire each other into getting healthy this year and making our waists disappear!

This week, I want to post about the Couch to 5K Challenge! I will tell you this. It got me through my first 5k, and I didn't even complete the program. I had from October 4th to December 4th to train for it, and I ran the race in 47 minutes, which is not too shabby for a first-timer if I do say so myself!

You can find the training program here. I won't be doing it again until springtime, but as soon as it's warm enough to take Natalie with me again, I will be back to running!

For now, I have some workouts that I saved on Pinterest, and a few that I've torn out of magazines that I am going to try, and see how it goes. I'll let you know my progress next week!



Weight: 202.8

TIPS: Weight yourself at the same time every time (morning is best) in the same type of clothing (or nude) on the same scale to get the best results.

BMI: 33.6

TIPS: Use this website to compute your BMI


Bust: 48
Chest: 40
Waist: 44
Upper arm: 14

TIPS: How to measure.

  • Bust: Measure around the chest right at the nipple line, but don't pull the tape too tight.
  • Chest: Measure just under your bust
  • Waist: Measure a half-inch above your belly button or at the smallest part of your waist
  • Hips: Place tape measure around the biggest part of your hips
  • Thighs: Measure around the biggest part of each thigh
  • Calves: Measure around the largest part of each calf
  • Upper arm: Measure around the largest part of each [arm above the elbow
  • Forearm: Measure around the largest part of the arm below the elbow.

  • [If you'd like to participate]

    Blog about your weight loss goal, frustrations, struggles, accomplisments, weigh-ins, whatever you feel! Then come back here and link up in the collection at the bottom of this post. And while you're here grab the WW Wednesday button to use on YOUR blog!

    [If you want to add the blog hop in your post]

    If you want to participate in the hop, just click here and copy and paste the link into the HTML of your post! That's it! Simple!

    [A litte something extra]

    To make things a little more fun, each week I will choose a random linker to put up as a STELLAR WAIST WATCHER OF THE WEEK. You will get a link and thumbnail of your most recent post and will stay up until the next WW Wednesday post! How cool is that?

    [Encourage each other]

    Check out the other linkers and leave them a comment with some kind words! We are all going to need a kick in the pants or a hand to help us up throughout this process! It will also keep us all accountable if we know our bloggy friends are watching!

    Waist Watcher Wednesday


    Jen said...

    Rachael, can you post the link so that I can link your blog to my blog and all those that link will show up on my blog too? Make sense?

    Rachael Farris said...

    Sure thing Jen! Adding it now - and I decided to add an incentive as well! =)

    thecopelandclan said...

    Hey Rachael- one workout that I really like that works to fit into my schedule (especially when it is cold outside) is the 100 workout.

    100 Jumping Jacks
    90 Crunches
    80 Squats
    70 Leg Lifts
    60 Jumping Jacks
    50 Crunches
    40 Squats
    30 Leg Lifts
    20 Jumping Jacks
    10 Push Ups (or if it is nice outside you can run for 10 minutes)

    Rachael Farris said...

    OOOO Emily that's a good one! I'm going to give it a try! =)

    Jen said...

    Rachael, ugh it didn't work. It just took me to the web site.... no code.
    I added the linky tool in my blog. Good luck and thanks for all the tips!

    Rachael Farris said...

    hang on ill fix it

    Rachael Farris said...

    its working now!

    Ashley said...

    awesome girl!! i love this:) very cool! thanks for all the tips...i would love to link up my posts but i wanted to make sure that wwas ok...because its a linky party as well

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