Fukumoto Friday: Week 8

Hard to believe I’ve been at the warehouse for two months already. Time flies when you’re doing lots of burpees.

Friday
Fukumoto Friday

After the first phase, I was asked if I’d noticed or felt any changes since week 1. I mentioned that physically, I hadn’t seen any changes but was feeling stronger. The biggest changes for me so far, have been mentally. More patience at home with my kids and with my hubby. More mental focus, especially the morning after a workout. My eating has also been better. I still struggle with after dinner snacking but I’m working on it. For me, I need to remember to eat regularly and not wait until I’m hungry to eat. Just like with my water. Drink before you’re thirsty.

As I mentioned last week, I’ve moved my Thursday workouts to Saturday to accommodate hubby’s school schedule. Saturday’s workout was another good one. I love the integration of core work that involves NO CRUNCHES!! The one thing I’ve noticed is that on certain things, one progression is too easy but the next one up is too hard. Hmmmm…what to do. I’ll have to experiment with the two weights and see how things go. I love a good challenge so we’ll see how the next couple of weeks go. My goal is to be able to use the heavier weight for at least 1 or 2 of the sets

I also finally learned how to swing a kettle bell. Excitement! I love the new skills I’m learning there. It keeps life so, so, so much more interesting. I also makes me want kettle bells, battle ropes and ultimate sand bags in my home for daily use. What’s a girl to do. I think hubby is getting scared 😉

Until next time!

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Week 1                                 Week 5

Week 2                                 Week 6 (no update)

Week 3                                 Week 7

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Stephanie

Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

10 Responses to Fukumoto Friday: Week 8

  1. One suggestions for the progressions that I use with my clients is when you aren’t quite ready to advance to the next phase stick with the current one and increase your time under tension.
    For instance if doing a single leg lunge is a piece of cake for you, spend more time in the bottom of that position (like hold it for a 5 count) and rest less in the top of the position before going again.
    This will be sure to tire out that muscle and leave you with a good burn.

    • Thanks Jasmine, good advice. I chatted with my coach and we came up with a couple of ideas for me to try to transition to heavier loads without compromising form while still getting a good workout. Yahoo!

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