#4weeksfit RESULTS

Anyone else glad this challenge is over??? I guess if it were easy it wouldn't have been much of a challenge though, right? The #4weeksfit challenge really was Kristin's idea and I'm so glad she got me on board with pushing ourselves this month and also making it a link-up to involve as many bloggy friends as we could. While I definitely didn't attain my goals 100%, I still kicked some butt, if I do say so myself.

My first goal was to get up and workout before work 3 times a week.
Week 1: Success! 3 Morning workouts.
Week 2: Success! 3 Morning workouts.
Week 3: Struggled, but still got 2 morning workouts in.
Week 4: Struggled again, and only got to the gym ONCE before work.

Ugh! I started out so dedicated and slipped a little bit as the month went on. I'm still proud though that I got into enough of a routine of going early, that it doesn't suck quite as much anymore. I plan to keep after it, and keep getting morning workouts in until it's 100% a habit. I love sweating it out early in the morning before I get to the office. It's so nice to have it done and out of the way, so I need to cling to that feeling and focus!

My second goal was to lose 5-7 pounds.
Well, I lost 4. I'll take it, although I definitely could have done better. Memorial Day weekend, traveling, anniversaries.... yikes, talk about a tough path to navigate when you're trying to eat right. This is another goal that will always be a work in progress, and after my grocery trip last night I'm set up for success as we head into another month. My fridge is full of healthy options and I'm hoping to just keep shaving off a pound or two here or there until I really have the body I want!

So overall, I feel like it was a win of a month for me. I pushed myself. Maybe not quite hard enough, but still rose to the challenges I set for myself. This month I tried to mix it up with my workouts too, and I know that helped a lot. I added in some Zumba again for the first time in months and it made working out a little more exciting and fun again. That, and new running shoes. New shoes always helps too ;)

I cannot thank you all enough for all the encouragement and motivation you gave me along the way. I loved searching our #4weeksfit hashtag and checking in on you guys working your butts off, too. It's so much more fun when we're all working hard on something. Even if you didn't quite get to your goal this month, I hope you all feel challenged and excited about getting fit after the past 30 days. I might not have succeeded 100% but I'm pumped about the small victories, and you should be too! :)

Link up with Kristin and I and share your challenge stories!!
Then be sure to hop around and congratulate EVERYONE on their hard work.

17 comments

  1. definitely inspiring me to get back on the fitness train and STAY on it!

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  2. Getting up once before work to workout is a HUGE accomplishment, in my book! You go, girlfriend! And 4lbs?! That's AWESOME! Keep up the good work :)

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  3. Good job! I like to get working out done in the mornings, too--I'm a morning person, and when evening comes I prefer to be lazy!

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  4. Is anyone else noticing your HOT legs?!! You go girl. 4 lbs is amazing!! Thanks to you girls for hosting this fun, encouraging and motivating link up!!

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  5. Get it, get it! And I second Kayla's HOT legs comment. Between that and your new kicks you really are gettin' it!

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  6. CONGRATS lady, way to rock it out!!!!!!!!

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  7. I wish we could all just work out together!!! I bet we would have way more fun :) I see that calf muscle in your picture - way to go friend!!!! :)

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  8. I love working out before work. Wish I could, but when you leave the house for work at 5am, working out before doesn't seem quite as appealing...I try to get to the gym 3 days a week after work, Ideally it would be more but with 2 littles at home, it's hard to leave them every evening to go workout...Congrats on still losing 4 lbs :)

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  9. I am so not a morning person. Thankfully I can get my workouts in after I take Nate to school. So proud of all the fitness you got in! I told my #20x31 ladies that it's really not abt everyday. It's about being more conscious and wanting to do your workouts instead of dreading them. Keep kickin booty!

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  10. I think you did super well!! :) Thanks for making such a great linkup!!!

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  11. I think you did great! And 4 pounds is awesome! I need to figure out a way to wake up early to workout on the days I don't have class! I am hoping chasing after Xavier outside will help too! lol!

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  12. love your shoes! and i think 4lbs is perfect! definitely a great start!

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  13. Great job losing 4 lbs! I can never work out in the morning, it's just not my thing...I wish it was though!

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  14. Good work chicka!

    Operation "we're headed to the beach" starts tomorrow. Wish me luck!

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  15. Great work, Erin! Definitely got harder as the month progressed! Keep it up, girl!

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  16. You are amazing!! The hardest part is establishing the habit, but you did so good! We ALL have our off weeks! As long as you have the mindset to keep with you, you'll do great! I have no doubt that you'll keep doing your best each week!

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  17. I'm trying to get myself into the habit of running in the morning to beat the heat, but I HATE it. I commend you for getting your workouts in early! No matter what the scale says, you are looking fit! Maybe you're gaining some muscle so that's why you don't see that big of a change on the scale?

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