Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer of Seals

The past few years our friends have been competing in a fitness contest called "Summer of Seals". We have wanted to do it but most summers I have been either pregnant or nursing so we decided not to. However, this year even though I couldn't participate Phil decided to take the challenge. He turns 30 in October and wanted to be at his peak fitness before then.

The contest includes a 500 meter swim (10 minute break) followed by doing your max push-ups in 2 minutes (2 minute break) max sit-ups in 2 minutes (2 minute break) and max pull ups in 2 minutes (10 minute break) and finishing with a 1.5 mile run. 

Part of this challenge included extra points for weight loss and for working out at least 4 times a week. Phil used P90X as his morning workout for the summer and some nights he would also run 3 miles or do the 500 meter swim. Phil had never swam competitively and didn't know the proper form. He pretty much learned by watching you-tube videos on how to swim efficiently and what type of drills to do to learn and improve. When he first started swimming he couldn't even finish the 500 and at the competition he swam it in 13:50! 

I was so proud of how dedicated he was to not only Summer of Seals but also to getting healthier. 

The final event was yesterday and I was so bummed I couldn't be there to cheer him on! Luckily my Dad went with him and took lots of pictures! 

Phil ended up getting 1st place in his age category (18-29) and lost 24 lbs! I am so happy that he was able to achieve his goals. Good job babe!


Heidi said...

Go Phil! What a champ! That is truly impressive and inspiring. Way to go!


Sunnie said...

So great for Phil!!!

Brittany (B) Michelle Kenner said...

That really is incredible! Way to go Phil!

The Halls said...

Way to go Phil. You're looking good BTW!!

Natalie N said...

GO PHIL!! How did I not comment on this one?!?! Such a great accomplishment!!! :)