OBB Fit Club Check-in

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Alright guys, it’s been 3 weeks since we started the Fit Club and it’s time to check-in!  If you downloaded our printable chart (If you missed it, click here to download ) we encouraged you to weigh yourself and record it just once a week, and to do body measurements every three weeks.

Weight Tracking Chart Graphic

I’ve found that 3 weeks is the perfect amount of time.  It’s long enough that if you’re working hard, you’re usually able to see some noticeable changes, but it’s a short enough time to re-group and start fresh if you’re not doing so well.  This weekend marks the three week mark!  We hope you’re all following along on Instagram, so much fun stuff is happening there and we’re loving the conversations.

Fit Club IG

We need you to now all pipe in and report back!  (That means if you’re reading this via email or feed service, click over here to join us!) We want to know how you’re doing and how you’re feeling.  What are you struggling with?  What are you doing well with?  Do you have any questions?  Any topics you’d like us to address here on the blog?  Feel free to pipe up with anything and we’ll do our best to read every comment and respond to the questions.  The most important part is that we hear from you.  Like we keep saying, as long as the interest is still strong for this group- we’re going to keep it going.  I can’t even tell you how much YOU all have motivated Kate and me!  We’ve got a lot of great stuff coming up this month, can’t wait to share it with you all!
Now it’s your turn- how’s it going??



  1. I’m loving this! The motivation and food ideas on IG are great. I love the weekly workouts I can do at home! I get bored easily or want to give up if it’s hard, but knowing that the next workout is all picked out for me and it will be something different from the week before is awesome. Thanks so much girls!

  2. loving this! I was doing great until I got mad at the hubby tonight and ate more sugar than I have had all week. Darn emotional eating! Love the workouts and the encouragement. It is so much easier to stay on track knowing how hard you are working.

  3. I’m loving everything you guys are doing! I’m motivated but it’s so hard with a young baby! My little guy is almost 4 months old. Hard to get a workout in without enough sleep and I feel like I’m always starving! I’m definitely feeling stronger though so that makes me feel good!

  4. Snack ideas! Low-sugar ones. I love to bake and won’t give that up but I feel like EVERYTHING has added sugar, ugh. Anything filling. Thanks!

    Loving the workouts, tried the AMRAP today and it was hard! I did about 5 1/2 times though in the 20 min. but admittedly took breaks for water…and to catch my breath! 😉

  5. I actually started Jan 5th and was losing weight every week and feeling motivated… Until this week. Then I just got sick of logging calories and not eating ice cream every night! I actually weighed in and gained a pound back this morning, but after measuring, I realized I had lost an inch off my waist! So, now I’m feeling energized to re-commit and get back on the healthy train. But the last ten pounds are the hardest. I’m really anxious to get some ideas on weight training and what to do with Dumbbells and gym equipment. My knees have been hurting too much for running so I’m looking for low impact exercises to do until my knee feels better. Running always helps me keep my weight in check and without it, I feel like I don’t know what to do

    1. WITH YOU!! I just injured my knee and plan on using weight training as a “replacement” for now, and “in conjunction” when I can run again 🙂

      1. I just injured my knew was well. I was back on a running plan and feeling great, and now I can barely walk up and down the stairs in my house. It’s so frustrating! I’m hoping that a good weight work out will keep me on track since I’m a zero cardio right now. Changed eating to a high protein/tons of veggies and fruit diet and haven’t lost a pund. Frustrating, but I can see a huge difference in my torso–less bloating.

  6. This is motivating to me and I love the different workout ideas that don’t require a gym or ton of gear and healthy, but realistic eating ideas. What has been tough the last two weeks is my husband and kids being sick. They have all gone through the flu and between taking care of them and my 3 yr old still waking me up at night leaves me so tired the next day that I’m either too tired to do a good workout or if I do I’m exhausted for the rest of the day and fall off the diet wagon. I crave bready things, chocolate. I honestly don’t know how you do this with a baby! Thank you for doing this!

  7. I actually just started this week because I just wasn’t committed until now. I have a baby about the age of Sara’s and I’m nursing him. I am having a hard time with getting hungry and shaky a lot. I am trying to eat about 1800 cals a day and I’m doing good getting the right balance of carbs/protein/fat. I have actually eaten at least 2000 a day and I’m still having issues with feeling weak and hungry. Any ideas to help with this?

    1. Coming from someone with NO credentials… if you’re seeing progress, feel free to up the caloric load. I found that while nursing my son, I could eat 2,500 calories a day and still lose a pound a week. Every person is different. The worst that could happen is you stop seeing progress, which means you need to bring the calories back down again. Living hungry and weak with a baby is NO FUN (and in my opinion, not good for anyone, you or the baby both physically and mentally – and I repeat: my totally un-credentialed, un-knowledgeable opinion ;-P)

      1. I second the higher calorie suggestion. (I am also not a professional, just a mom who’s been in really great shape before and trying to get that back 🙂 I found the same thing when I was nursing my last baby and trying to lose weight. In fact, I lost weight a little faster when I ate more. And it is amazing how much you can eat when it’s all (or almost all) nutritious! Also, making sure you’re getting enough protein can help with the shaky feeling, especially if you’re doing resistance training and your body’s trying to build muscle. Good luck!

    2. Also not a professional, but yeah, I’d say up your calories. I did Weight Watchers with all three of mine and while I’m not exactly sure how many more calories I was eating while I was nursing, I know that it was very, very, very painful to come down to non-nursing points, hahaha! Like…I think I could eat 14 more points a day while I was nursing and still lose weight.

      I also know that I feel weak, hungry, and shaky when carbs are taking too much of that balance. It’s completely bizarre to me how I could eat 1600 calories with about 50% (or more) of them coming from carbs and still feel hungry. Try eating some full-fat yogurt, adding some healthy oils, or spreading some peanut or almond butter on an apple and see if that helps. 🙂

      1. Thank you! I have upped my calories and I feel so much better and I have lost 2 lbs! I have definitely been eating more protein and fats too and that has helped a lot. Maybe I’ll just nurse forever so I can always eat this much:).

  8. I am doing well in eating healthy. I have been working out but it is hard due to my living situation (in an apartment and as a graduate student have limited funds to a gym). I did sign up for a gym this weekend and I hope that I can get in more of these workouts that have been posted because I love them! I am thankful to be a part of something bigger and to work toward my goal of being healthy– not just losing weight (though that is a HUGE bonus!) 🙂

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