Health & Fitness: Week 47, 2020 – Get Peachy Challenge

Week 47 runs from Monday 16th November — Sunday 22nd November, 2020.

I am currently following Chloe Ting’s Get Peachy Challenge program. For this challenge, I always start the workout with Natacha Océane’s 10min Warm Up. I won’t be listing it under ‘videos completed’ every day anymore because I literally use this warm up every single time.

For more information on what, why and how I’m tracking everything, including my health & fitness goals, please click here. To skip to the end of week summary, please click here.

The Week in Fitness & Food

11/16 – Monday. Get Peachy Challenge Day 18 Completed 18:30.
Videos completed: Chloe Ting Toned Arms, Chloe Ting Abs in 2 Weeks, MadFit 5min Cool Down (loosely followed).

Today I really wasn’t sure if I was going to exercise. I’ve been expecting my period to start and have definitely felt a bit more tired and emotional. I’m glad I did exercise in the end! I felt weaker than before but I always feel weaker right around the start of my period, so that isn’t anything to be alarmed by.

I originally planned to do my other weighted ab workout too but honestly, it wasn’t going to happen. I almost quit half way through Chloe’s 2 Week Ab video because I was feeling really tired, but I’m glad I didn’t! Literally Chloe said “Don’t give up now!” at that very moment so I took some extra rest time and pushed through.

I felt a lot more energised after the workout though so that was great! Food wise, we’ve been eating out a lot lately. Oh, that said, last night I made chicken tikka masala and it tasted delicious. I had some leftovers for lunch today, then for dinner we ordered from Ros Ni Yom again.

We need to go grocery shopping but also I was just tired today. My average weight actually decreased last week, which was surprising given that I usually bloat more and eat more junk and thus gain more weight when I PMS. However, I guess last week was more stressful for me so I ate less because of it.

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23:5508:458hr 50min??NoneDecently rested119.8lbs

11/17 – Tuesday. Rest.

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03:0009:256hr 20min??NoneSomewhat rested119.4lbs

11/18 – Wednesday. Rest.

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01:5009:257hr 35min3hr 35minNoneSomewhat rested119.2lbs

11/19 – Thursday. Get Peachy Challenge Day 19 Completed 19:46.
Videos completed:

I’m realising that as I don’t really exercise as much these days I’m getting lazier and lazier with tracking and updating these posts. In addition, I’ve just been very distracted by my newly found Discord friends. It is incredibly fun to hang out with them.

Today, I finally completed day 19 and actually followed the week 3 counter. To be honest, I’m not sure if that was the smartest idea since I haven’t been exercising that much recently, but I was able to do it and enjoy most of it. The Bulgarian split squats were killer but the rest seemed fine.

That said, I ended up not doing the last exercise out of concern for Jacky. He was originally exercising with me and ended up going too hard and being unable to breathe properly for a while. He felt much better after having a couple of bites of protein bar and drinking some water though, but I wanted to end early to tend to him.

For the first set of the first exercise I used a 5lb dumbbell with my light resistance band, before switching to a medium resistance band for the rest of the sets and giving Jacky my light resistance band. I felt the light band was a bit too easy and I probably could have gone heavier with the weights, but medium + 5lb worked fine to let me feel it in the last rep or so.

Bulgarian split squats I originally started with 3lb repurposed ankle weights for the first set but that was way too hard so I dropped them for the rest. It was still killer though. I really struggled with this exercise and my glutes were burning like crazy. I am pretty sure I went to failure on these. Those 15 reps were more than enough for me, even with zero weights.

For the donkey kicks and clam shells I used my x-light resistance bands and they were perfect again. I really felt it hard for the last 5 reps or so of each set. As mentioned, I didn’t do the final exercise but even still I got a darned good workout. I think this is one of my favourite videos from the Get Peachy challenge though.

Tomorrow’s videos include the plank challenge and I honestly don’t want to do that video because I know I’ll be compensating like crazy with other muscles, so I’ll be replacing it with another ab video instead. Once I get a stronger core I’d like to try the plank challenge video properly.

Weight-wise I realised that I have come to a nice settled plateau at around ~119.4lbs, which I am really happy with actually. I am really loving the shape of my body currently, and while it’d be nice to get rid of a little more tummy chub I realise that the more weight I lose the slimmer my face will become.

My face is the first place I lose fat and the last place I gain it and I think my face is starting to look a little too slim for my liking these days. I almost feel it’s a bit gaunt and sunken in, thus making me look older and more frail. So, if I don’t end up losing any more weight, I am not mad at all!

Plus I think the program that I’m currently doing is a muscle-building program so I really shouldn’t expect my weight to decrease. So yeah. Happily settling. I guess I can still keep tracking it for a little longer to see what happens, but I will probably change up this tracking format soon, especially since my sleep tracker is still going nuts so it’s really difficult to note down the numbers.

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01:4510:008hrs 15min??NoneDecently rested119.4lbs

11/20 – Friday. Rest.

I was originally planning to exercise today but ended up getting wayyy too distracted again by my Discord friends (shoutout to you guys if you’re reading – you know who you are :p) so just rested.

I didn’t think I had enough sleep because I got woken up my a call from my mum this morning but it turns out I felt fine after my initial grogginess. It was time for me to wake up anyway.

We have a lot of housework and grocery shopping to do this weekend so I’m not sure if I’ll do the abs workout tomorrow or Sunday, but if I don’t manage to get to it this weekend I’ll probably just skip it and move on.

Next week I’ll be starting my final week of the Get Peachy program :o Yay!

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02:1009:257hrs 15min??NoneSomewhat rested119.8lbs

11/21 – Saturday. Rest.

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02:4509:557hr 10min4hr 50minNoneDecently rested119.6lbs

11/22 – Sunday. Rest.

Welp, I finally started my period overnight. Ugh yesterday evening I suddenly felt exhausted with a ranging headache and ended up sleeping from 6-9pm, then waking up to get some food, feeling awful after eating, and then spending some quality time with Jacky before falling asleep again.

In the middle of the night I awoke to a different pain. Yep, you guessed it, my period finally came. It’s really late this month so I was getting a little worried that it wasn’t coming, but I’m guessing it was late due to earlier stress. Anyways, since I wasn’t feeling very well I basically spent half of this weekend sleeping it off.

I think my headache was a combination of too much screen time lately, not enough sleep, and a lowered immune system due to my period pains. I felt much better towards the evening so we finally went grocery shopping for the first time in a while. I guess that’s my exercise for the day haha.

Since my period’s started, it looks like a bunch of period bloat has also gone down so my weight as dropped. But perhaps my decreased weight was also due to not eating as much yesterday. I had less of an appetite when I wasn’t feeling well so couldn’t really eat much dinner. I’m not sure though, because it certainly didn’t stop me from eating a bunch of cheesecake later at night haha.

Sleep
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00:35
10:20
08:30
13:25

10hr 45min

6hr 50min

2x

Decently rested

118.8lbs

End of Week Summary

Days Exercised: 2
Pushup Count: ??
Median Weight (Tues – Sat): 119.4lbs
Weight Change (if any): +0.3lbs
Days Slept 7.5hrs+:
Days Slept Before Midnight: 1-2 (kinda counting Saturday because I slept from 6-9pm where I wasn’t wearing my Apple Watch)


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Weight
11/1623:55 08:458hr 50min??NoneDecently rested119.8lbs
11/1703:00 09:256hr 20min??NoneSomewhat rested119.4lbs
11/1801:50 09:257hr 35min3hr 35minNoneSomewhat rested119.2lbs
11/1901:45 10:008hrs 15min??NoneDecently rested119.4lbs
11/2002:10 09:257hrs 15min??NoneSomewhat rested119.8lbs
11/2102:4509:557hr 10min4hr 50minNoneDecently rested119.6lbs
11/2200:35
10:20
08:30
13:25
10hr 45min6hr 50min2xDecently rested118.8lbs

Muchos love,

Bobbie

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