12 Week Challenge

Autumn glow!

This has to be my most favourite time of year, I absolutely love it! So, although running is my least favourable exercise mode, I actually quite enjoy the fresh sunny mornings with all the beautiful autumn colours and smells.
This week was successful I feel. I managed to lose 1lb and 3.5cm so not a bad weekly loss. I use the Wii Fit to measure my weight each week and it reckons my BMI is 22.55 and it says I should aim for the ideal BMI of 22, so I guess I am almost there! I can see the small stubborn areas which are still a little wobbly, but I can make out my abdominal muscles clearly now and my legs are finally starting to show some definition! Yay! I am still feeling really good in myself and have been a bit more experimentative with my diet too. I’ve invested in┬ásome coconut butter for cooking as it is hailed to be one of the healthiest cooking oils as it does not change it’s composition when heated. It also gives food a lovely tropical, slight coconut taste which I am loving! I’ve also been sprinkling a little cinnamon in my Skinny Protein fruit smoothie shakes for breakfast. I love the taste and it also has thermogenic qualities so helps to increase metabolism.
As for exercise, I am really into my pole dancing at the moment and my increased strength is becoming very apparent as I can now undertake some intermediate and advanced moves which has spurred me on ready for the start of my next course level – Intermediate Pole Dance which starts tomorrow! ­čÖé I am finding the ballet fitness class really aids my pole dancing too and my flexibility has fully come back┬áso I can again do the splits with ease! On a not so good note…. I have developed a runners twinge – about one third of the way into my run I can feel pain in my right groin muscle which feels as though it is being over-worked. I would appreciate any advice on this as it is hampering my run at the moment. I have even managed to incorporate exercise into my rest day by taking the children for a cycle ride for around 5 hilly miles – well at least it helps to work off my yummy Sunday roast lunch! lol
So, ’tis all good in the hood here! How is everyone else doing?