Episode #2: Weight Loss Challenge Begins - Fitness Assessment | Dianne's Challenge Fit for Wedding
Dianne’s weight loss challenge kicks off with her an initial fitness assessment with her personal trainer, Holly. They meet to discuss Dianne’s goals, health, diet, and motivation behind her 20-lb goal. They follow that up with a fitness assessment to determine Dianne’s starting point. They do her first weigh-in at 164 lbs, find out her bodyfat percentage, and take all of her measurements to have a way to track progress. Dianne also gets her first mini-workout by testing how long she can hold a plank, how many push-ups she can do, assess her squat form, and do a 1-mile timed run.
Follow along to test yourself at home and see your fitness level so you can compare to it in the future. Join Dianne on this challenge to lose weight at home!
They finish by setting a goal for 5 lbs per month to lose. Holly gives tips for how to lose weight at the end of this episode, and tells you how you can enter to win a $100 gift to Amazon.com!
Episode #3: Circuit Training Workout & Food Diary for Weight Loss | Dianne's Challenge: Fit for Wedding
Dianne officially starts her strength training workouts and discusses nutrition and keeping a food with her personal trainer. Their session takes place in a park, using a ProSource resistance band with handles, a loop resistance band, and an exercise mat. The workout is designed to get Dianne used to moving and properly performing functional movements including squats, push-ups, lunges, and pulls. It is a circuit-style workout, performing exercises back to back without rest.
If you are trying to lose weight, this may not look like a super hard, calorie-burning workout. The workout is based on safety-first and making sure that Dianne’s back and knee pain don’t cause any problems, and using warm-up exercises that will help her to stabilize and strengthen those areas, so that down the line she can workout harder and safer. For a beginner, this can be a very challenging workout, especially when using weight that challenges you and you don’t get pauses to rest and catch your breath until the end of an entire circuit.