Last updated on February 26th, 2016 at 02:55 am
Winter Chill Week 4
Week 4 of the Winter Chill is when Christmas happened, which means everything got really busy. This is when the motivational power of the Winter Chill really kicked in. It would be really easy to just say, “nah, I’ll just take the week off“, but we didn’t! With the Winter Chill Challenge always in the back of our minds, we still managed a few workouts even though overall the demands of the holiday did take priority. Workouts might have been fewer but they were still more than we would have done without the challenge for many of us!
Let’s get on with the Week 4 check-in. If you missed the previous Winter Chill posts, you can catch up by reading: Get to know our challengers, Week 1 Check-In, or Week 2 Check-In and Week 3 Check-In. Let’s find out how our challengers did in Week 4.The #WinterChill challenge is now in its last week, find out how awesome we did in week 4 Click To Tweet
Week 4 was a challenge for Julie as far as making time for workouts. But, she did manage to fit 2 runs in. Here is what Julie managed his week;
- Monday: 8 km run
- Saturday: 7 km run
Julie didn’t get to reach her goal this week, “not even half” she says. But now with Christmas over and done with, she seems to have found some motivation from the freshly fallen snow. I bet she can’t wait to start skiing!
Barrie from Hardly A Goddess
Sometimes it’s not quantity but quality that counts and this week, that was the case for Barrie. Here is what she did this week:
- 6 Mile run
- 6 Mile Run
- 3 walks
When asked whether she achieved her goals, Barrie had this to say: “Nope. Not even close. But I had a good week anyway! I had a great, long walk with my husband and two of my kids. Thank you again for a great, motivating week!?” I love Barrie’s positive attitude! It’s totally inline with my approach to physical activity. Focusing on the positive!
Janice from Fitness Cheerleader
Janice, the fitness cheerleader, surely lived up to her blog name this week. She seems to have had a very well-balanced week. Janice fit in some rest, some activity and some family time. Here what she did:
- Monday: Rest
- Tuesday: 7.33k run (46:01)
- Wednesday: BodyPump (60 min) + 7.81k run (48:30)
- Thursday: Rest
- Friday: Road Hockey (60 min)
- Saturday: 3.42k run (20:18) + 90 min of roller skating
- Sunday: 8.63k run (54:01) + 10 min strength
Here is what Janice had to say bout her week: “We walked to the girls school and played a fun game of road hockey, then played at the park and walked home. We continued our family tradition of roller skating on Boxing Day and this year we introduced our friends to it. It was a lot of fun!” I love how Janice involves not only family but friends in her activities!
Abigail has another great week in the Winter Chill Challenge. The holidays didn’t stop this woman. Here is what Abigail accomplished this week:
- Monday: walk 7 km, stairs 25 min, PT 15 min
- Tuesday: walk 7 km, run 8 km
- Wednesday: walk 7 km 24: run 10 km, walk 2 km
- Friday: walk 5 km
- Saturday: walk 5 km
- Sunday: row 7.5 km
A big congratulations to Abigail this week for reaching her goals, although she does say ” It was hard though“. When asked if she did anything fun on Christmas day, Abigail had this to say “Nothing fun I’m afraid, maybe enough to burn off a cookie. Things are looking up tho. The snow is on its way :-))))“. Ask and you shall receive, Abigail, Julie and Nancy were hit with great big snow storm this week!
Nancy has always been a great role model to those who surround her and she also had a great week. She also includes family and friends in her activities. Let’s see what Nancy was up to this week:
Monday: badminton and basket ball with the family (2 hours)
Tuesday: elliptical and weights (60 min)
Wednesday: walk with my daughter to have supper at my mother in-laws (25 minutes walk)
Friday: family walk with my mother before Christmas supper (60 minutes)***YEAH!!!
Saturday: long walk in the woods with my cousins and their kids (60 minutes)
Sunday: (gym and weight 60 minutes) and 30 min walk with my mom before my daughters’ hockey game.
Another congratulations goes to Nancy for achieving her goals. Nancy says “Yes, I achieved my exercise goal but my eating was not the greatest.” Eating is probably a challenge for most people during the holidays, so I think you did amazing!
Ok, so my week hasn’t been stellar. I didn’t reach my goals. I’m not going to beat myself up about it though. It’s the holidays and they are meant to spend time with family and to relax. That I did do. Here is what I did this week:
- Monday: 1000 m swim & 30 min dog walking
- Tuesday: 30 min of dog walking
- Wednesday:30 min of dog walking
- Thursday: 30 min dog walking
- Friday: 5 km Christmas run and 30 min dog walking
- Saturday: 1 hour of dog walking
- Sunday: 400 m swim and recreational swim with my husband and son & 30 min dog walking
Again, thanks to my dog who makes me get some fresh air once or twice a day I was able to fit in a few more activities. Looking back, I had an OK week! Like Nancy, I didn’t do well in the eating department, but I don’t eat like that on a regular basis, so I’m not going to dwell on it either.
Well, as it’s New Year’s Eve today, I want to wish everyone one great health, peace and love in 2016! Happy New Year everyone!