All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

5 Weeks (NOT What You’re Thinking!)


I’ve been keeping something rather close to the vest lately – unless you follow me on MyFitnessPal (Josey and Esperanza).

I’ve been kicking my ass into fitness gear.  Like – seriously.

I met B when I enrolled in an intense 10-week fitness course that was just local here in Iowa – it has since spread to 9 states (check it out if you’re in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, or North Carolina.  B has known the guy who started this since he was 8 years old (B, not the guy) and he is a stand-up dude who wants nothing more than to help people exceed their fitness goals!).  It’s pretty serious and meets 6 days a week, doing true martial arts kickboxing 3 of those days and resistance bands for strength the other 3 days.  This program is insanely effective and the first time around (more than 8 years ago!), I lost 7.3% body fat and 12.6 pounds.  I was, admittedly, a bit disappointed in the weight loss but the body fat loss was super high for a female.   I did this program for 4 years and quit once we were failing miserably at getting pregnant (sigh).

So – I have been struggling to lose the last 10 pounds of pregnancy weight and I knew what had to be done.  I had to enroll again in this program – the one that works.  The one I know.  The one I trust.

Today was 5-week testing.  I’m down 4.7% body fat and 12.8 pounds.  The second 5 weeks are usually more effective, especially for women, so I’m hoping to at least double those numbers by 10 weeks.  I know I can do it.  We’re going strict Paleo in this house on Monday for the remaining 5 weeks and that should really melt the pounds off.  I’m super excited!

My stats so far:

Stats 2


I’m pretty excited about all of the stats, especially when I compare them to my 5-week testing from 8 years ago (yes, I have that all electronically), but I’m most excited about my mile run time.  I was shooting to take a minute off of the run time by 5 weeks, but I took 1:22 off of it and am almost under 9 minutes.  I better be under 9 minutes in 5 weeks.  B thinks I’ll be able to do it in 8:15-ish territory.  I’m shooting for 8:27.

This whole thing is a competition with all other people in the 10-week program – and the person with the most changes wins $1,000.  When I ran into Mr. F who owns this crazy-successful franchise two weeks before I started, I said, “Mr F, I’m coming back, and I’m in it to win it.”  I know what to do, I’m off to an insane start, and I plan to win.  And if I don’t win, I’ll at least look good losing.  HA!

Oh – and I hit my pre-pregnancy weight today!  Halle-freaking-luiah!  It only took 1 year and 24 days.  Good Lord!

(I was hoping to have the “before” photo they took of me, but they don’t give those out anymore at 5-week testing.  I will post my “before” and “after” photos right after I get them in 5 weeks!)


Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

15 thoughts on “5 Weeks (NOT What You’re Thinking!)

  1. This is so great, Courtney!! I can’t wait to see the pics but your stats show an amazing change in just barely a month! Also? 73 push-ups?!?? Wow. Damn.

    • Thanks, Amy! I’m really thrilled with this so far!

      The pushups are on my knees. They have women test in doing pushups on their knees, so I keep testing that way even though I’ve moved to traditional pushups. I can’t do 73 traditional pushups!

  2. Wow!!! Good for you!! I did boot camp for years and love love loved it. But I moved and just haven’t found a gym/program that I love here. That and the whole trying to get pregnant thing keeps pushing it off too.

    • Trying to get pregnant screws it all up. I mean it! That’s how/why I quit the FXB program in the first place – too many friends there asking when we’d have babies, why we weren’t pregnant yet, and then announcing their own pregnancies. It was too much. And honestly, when you’re going through IF treatments – you just don’t feel good about yourself and it’s extra hard to care about working out. I feel you!

  3. WOW!! You are awesome!!! This is so great. You should be very proud of your self. I can’t wait to see your before and after photos. Go you!!

    • Thanks! I’m not sure I’m excited to see my before photos, but I’m glad someone is! HA! Really, it is a good thing and I love looking at my old ones from before. I haven’t looked at them since moving into this house though.

  4. Wow, these are fantastic stats Court! I’m incredibly impressed!!

  5. Wow, amazing stats! Go go go!
    I just started T25 and did my beginning measurements. I hope I can see just a fraction of that change!

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  7. Way to go!! I am very impressed!

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