Week 2 | 12 Week Fitness Challenge

After re-reading “The 12 Week Year” by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington, I decided to embark on a 12 week fitness challenge to get back into shape after childbirth. Here’s how week 2 panned out.

Week 2 Workout Plan

  • Run: 0.5mi run x 2
  • Stationary bike: x 3
  • Plank: Every day
  • Walking: Every day

Week 2 Workouts

  • Monday: Walk, Plank (30 sec), Bike (15 min), Run (0.5 mi)
  • Tuesday: Walk, Plank (30 sec), Bike (15 min), Run (0.5 mi)
  • Wednesday: Walk, Plank (30 sec)
  • Thursday: Walk, Plank (40 sec), Run (0.5 mi)
  • Friday: Walk, Plank (40 sec), Bike (15 min)
  • Saturday: Walk, Plank (40 sec)
  • Sunday: Walk, Plank (40 sec)

Workout Totals

  • Run: 0.5 mi run x 3 ✅
  • Stationary bike: x 3 ✅
  • Plank: Every day ✅
  • Walk: Every day ✅


  • Weight Change: 0 lbs
  • Waist Change: -1 inch

This week, I front-loaded my workouts which was a good idea because the baby spent the latter half of the week crying hysterically almost non stop for 4 days. Phew. My HP is 0!

I bought new shoes, but they didn’t fit the wide parts of my feet, so went back to good old Brooks! Got 2 pairs so I should be good to go for a while!

I might be cheating with the waist change, because I measured in the morning and my first measurement was at night. But I realized it’s much more consistent if I measure in the morning before I eat because it seems like my abs have melted, and when I eat, my stomach protrudes with all the food super quickly!

I will admit I’m drinking too much Starbucks. Need to stop that ? I’m pretty sure that’s not helping my case at all… But we have a 3 mile walk loop we take with the baby that gets us to and from Starbucks and… man, raising a baby is hard and we treat ourselves ?

According to Strava, I logged 26.46 miles of outdoor walks over 10 hours, 47 minutes of bike riding, and 1.53 miles of running over 20 minutes this week!

Hiroko Nishimura
AWS Community Hero. Special Education teacher turned IT Engineer turned Technical Writer. Author "AWS for Non-Engineers" (Manning Publications). Technical Instructor "Introduction to AWS for Non-Engineers" (LinkedIn Learning).

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