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Week 7 | 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 7 panned out.

Week 7 Workout Plan

  • Run: 1.5 mi run x 1, 1.75 mi run x 2
  • Stationary bike: x 3
  • Plank: Every day
  • Walking: Every day

Week 7 Workouts

  • Monday: Walk, Plank (90 sec), Bike (20 min), Run (3.2 mi)
  • Tuesday: Walk, Plank (90 sec), Bike (30 min), Run (3.5 mi)
  • Wednesday: Walk, Plank (90 sec), Bike (20min)
  • Thursday: Walk, Plank (90 sec), Run (3.3 mi)
  • Friday: Walk, Plank (90 sec)
  • Saturday: Walk, Plank (90 sec)
  • Sunday: Walk, Plank (90 sec)

Workout Totals

  • Run: 3.2 mi run x 3 ✅
  • Stationary bike: x 3 ✅
  • Plank: Every day ✅
  • Walk: Every day ✅

Conclusion

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

Lost 1 lb of weight and 1 inches off my waist since we started on November 21.

Since I reached my goal of running 3 miles, and then 3.2 miles (5K) so early, I decided that I’ll work up to 4 miles per run, and then try to up my time until the 5K race in the spring. The blood blisters on both feet are starting to shrink! 😂

According to Strava, I logged 21.69 miles of outdoor walks over 8 hours 9 minutes, 1 hour 10 minutes of bike riding, and 10.13 miles of running over 2 hours 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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