Week Five at HOME Workout

Do up to three rounds of these exercises in a row three times this week

  • 10 x Side Lung w/Bicep Curl (right & left)
  • 10 x Squat Tricep Press
  • 10 x Bulgarian Split Squats w/Lat Pull
  • 10 x Split Lunge w/I’s & Y’s

Weekly Workouts Planned By YMCA of Greenville (SC)

Leslie Knox –  ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Couch to 5k Run compete two times this week

  • 5 minute warm up
  • 3 minute jog
  • 90 second walk
  • 5 minute jog
  • 2 1/2 minute walk
  • 3 minute jog
  • 90 second walk
  • 5 minute jog
  • 5 min cool down

Meet on Saturday morning at 9:10am with Doug for your third walk/run of the week.

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Week Four At HOME Workout

Do up to three rounds of these exercises in a row three times this week

  • 10 x Cruches
  • 10 x Up/Up Down/Down Push-Ups
  • 10 x Pile’ Squats
  • 10 x Feet together Squats

Weekly Workouts Planned By YMCA of Greenville (SC)

Leslie Knox –  ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Couch to 5k Run compete two times this week

  • 5 minute warm up
  • 2 repetitions of the following:
  • 90 second jog
  • 90 second walk
  • 3 minute jog
  • 3 minute walk
  • 5 minute cool down

Meet on Saturday morning at 9:10am with Doug for your third walk/run of the week.

Made possible in part by:

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Weigh In Time

This week is going pretty good. I have tried to double my work outs this week in preparation for my weigh in, which was tonight. I’ve noticed I’ve gotten a little faster on the treadmill and increased the incline. I also added another cardio and more weight training. I was pushing for double digit weight loss this week, but I didn’t quite make it. I have lost inches.  My pants are feeling looser, I’m not breathing as heavy after a workout and I’m sleeping much better at night.

For this week, I will be pushing it a little more than this past week. I’m shooting for a double digit weight loss for the next weigh in. We will see.  I have not allowed the thought of giving in to temptation to enter my mind, I think that would set me back.  I’m focused on eating right and getting creative with food.  I have been blending frozen strawberries and fresh blueberries together with coconut milk when I get a craving for something sweet.  The one thing I cannot do without is coffee.  I can drink water, give up soda but the smell of coffee has me weak.  I use a couple packs of low calorie sweetener and a small dash of powder creamer in my coffee now and it taste great.  My goal is to stop using any artificial sugar at all but one step at a time.

Week Three At HOME Workout

Week Three Workout

Do up to three rounds of these exercises in a row three times this week

  • Push-Up Stagger Hands
  • Renegade Row
  • Wood chop
  • Stiff Leg Deadlift

Weekly Workouts Planned By YMCA of Greenville (SC)
Leslie Knox –  ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Couch to 5k Run compete two times this week

  • 5 minute warm up
  • 2 repetitions of the following:
  • 90 second jog
  • 90 second walk
  • 3 minute jog
  • 3 minute walk
  • 5 minute cool down

Meet on Saturday morning at 9:10am with Doug for your third walk/run of the week.

Made possible in part by:

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I’m Not Meant To Be Silent

Hello World,

I’m super excited & honored to even be a part of Rob’s Big Loser 2016. Although my mind cannot even fathom what a blessing this 12-week journey with the EastsideY will be, I can honestly say I feel it in my spirit. But if I’m being honest, with excitement I also feel a bit nervous. But I know this journey will not hurt me, it will help me so I’m choosing to do it anyway.

Spiritually, I worked through a lot last year and made some great strides in the right direction mentally as well. I even lost some weight along the way. Admittedly, I gained some of the weight back. Not all of it, but definitely more than the 10 pounds I initially allotted myself. But what I now appreciate about myself is the recognition that I have to make a conscious decision to move onward and upward despite what life throws at me.

While I’m celebrating because I’m not where I was, I’m also kicking myself in the behind because I’m not where I could be. But perhaps I’m where I should be. After all, everything thus far has brought me to this moment, this opportunity, & introduced me to such an amazing group of people. I am so thankful I get to experience this with 70+ other people who like me, have struggled to turn a corner. I feel God nudging me to conquer this part of my life and I know I’m suppose to share my journey with as many people as I can.

God has called me to such a level of excellence that no longer is it okay for me to stay where I am. It’s like a conviction or a restlessness within me. This thing goes beyond the numbers on a scale. I’m really thankful for this opportunity, and I’m super stoked to share my ups, downs, & roundabouts with my teammates & coaches as we move forward together towards transformation.

Blessings,

Tamika P.

“I’m letting go it’s time; leave my fear behind me; I’m ready now it’s time; leave my fear behind me; My dreams are loud and my heart’s wide awake; all I know is I’m not meant to be silent” – Tori Kelly