I found something new to try. I am taking a break from Jillian.
I read somewhere about barre3 exercise programs and how tough they can be. Since I like to challenge myself I thought let me look into it. There isn’t a studio near me. I’m not really all that sad about that revelation. I checked my library and this was the closest DVD I could find. I figured why not.
Today will be the moment of truth. I’ll let you know later how that worked out for me.
Oh my word am I ever sore. I managed 4 workouts this week and I am feeling it.
Monday I spent time with Killer Buns and Thighs. I brought my A game. And I think I am still feeling that workout!! LOL
Tuesday and Thursday I did Callanetics in order to stretch out my tired muscles.
Wednesday I had a quick thought to do Killer Buns and Thighs again but I didn’t think I had the strength, so I traded it for 30 Day Shred. This workout hurt. I remember when it was easy.
Today I rested.
I had dreams of doing Killer Buns and Thighs 3 times this week. I will try to do it tomorrow morning before I return the DVD to the library, but I make no promises.
Well yesterday I stepped on the scale and …
The 5 vacation pounds I lost have found me.
One can not truly indulge in obscene amounts of mini almond snickers without some repercussions it seems.
I was able to renew Jillian Michaels’ Killer Buns and Thighs for a third week. I know, “lucky me”. So I will do it at least 3 times before I return it on Saturday. I gave it a good effort yesterday and it does not get any easier. I am hobbling along like an old lady feeling the burn today.
I am beginning to like the way my thighs look. The work to get them here not so much.
I have not taken my measurements in a while. If I remember this weekend I will do so. Maybe those numbers will be better.
A week and a half ago I had lunch with some friends and
I we decided that we would get back on the exercise bandwagon.
Last week I did … NOTHING … NADA … ZIP … ZILCH.
So I put the above dvd of pain on hold at the library. It arrived Saturday. I mean
This morning I received an email from one of my lunch-mates telling me about all the exercise she did last week. There was a little feeling of guilt. So I did Killer Buns & Thighs. My legs feel weak and shaky.
I am determined to work out 5 times this week. So much so I have written it into my agenda.
I put my workout and what I plan to eat for dinner PLUS my usual evening snacks AND I still have calories left over. Jillian & I may need to spend more time together.
I need help.
These little bite size morsels of almond, caramel goodness are killing my attempts at getting back to healthy.
I discovered them by accident. My father purchased a bag of assorted mini snickers and my girls didn’t like any of them. I learned that the almond ones are delicious.
Since Hallowe’en is around the corner, guess who found these treats in the store and brought home 3 bags of them!?!
What was I thinking???
On an even sadder note, Killer Abs had to be returned to the library yesterday. I was very “torn up” about this. NOT!
Last month the only exercise I did was AM/PM Callanetics.
It is low impact and relatively relaxing.
I had Jillian Michaels’ Killer Abs on hold at the library for what felt like forever.
It just became available to me on Monday. So yesterday I decided to try it out.
I haven’t done a Jillian video in so long that I forgot how intense it is. I was huffing and puffing like the out of shape girl that I have become. I was a sweaty mess by the end of it. Sadly I don’t think that it is as high energy as some of her other videos …
Right now my obliques and hips are hurting. So I need to do something tonight.
It will NOT be Jillian.
I almost forgot I was to take my measurements this morning.
I am down 4.5 inches since the last time which was in May. O_o
I stepped on the scale yesterday and it is still what it was earlier this week. No loss but no gain either.
It seems I have been on project get healthy for a year now as my first measurement date was in September last year. In that time I have lost 14 inches and 23 pounds. Slow … not so sure about steady. lol
“Only” 7 more pounds to go.
I am finally back at the weight my fitness pal thinks I am.
Being on this cleanse has really forced me to eat well, which was my secret hope. It was hard in the beginning as I was trying to cook without leftovers because of the scheduled power outages. I need to figure out how to make the changes last. I am debating if to reintroduce all the foods I removed from my diet. I think maybe to start back one by one to see if there are any adverse effects.
I’ve been on an exercise kick recently. And by recently I mean the past 2 days. LOL
Right now I feel light and lean. Not sure if this is because of the diet or the exercise or the combination. I feel like I am on the road to better health. I am surprised that I don’t miss coffee or tea. I did want a bread stick. The cheese called me. I miss yogurt.
Yesterday, Princess and I started our plank/wall sit competition. I, being the supportive mother, told her I would win the challenge and so far I am. I did a 1 minute plank and a 1.5 minute wall sit. And it hurt. Both of them. But I won!! LOL That’s really all that mattered. She couldn’t believe I beat her. Not bad for her “old mother” who according to her was around when the wheel was invented. LOL
On Sunday I will take my measurements. I haven’t done that in a very long time.
Well it’s been a long time since I have done one of these. Mainly because there was nothing to tell. I fell off the exercise bandwagon. My eating up until my vacation was relatively on point.
I was not gaining any weight but I was not losing any either.
Then I went on vacation …
For the past few years my annual trip to Maryland was only to my cousin’s house with a quick stop at my Aunt’s. This year I spent 4 days at my Aunt’s and I don’t think I have eaten so many sweets in a long time. My Aunt has a big sugar addiction.
I came back with an additional 5 pounds that I really have no use for.
Last week I got back on the program. I started paying more attention to what I ate. I actually exercised.
2 of the pounds I brought back have disappeared. WHOO HOOO!!!!
It is still a struggle to exercise. I know I should but it just doesn’t call to me. But it needs to be done.
I am back on the program. Determined to reach my goal.
Only 13 pounds left to go.
Oh my word has it been a very long time since I have talked about Project Get Healthy. Too long really.
I have fallen off the exercise wagon. :( It’s been 4 maybe 5 weeks since my last workout. Ahhh there I said it. Confession is good for the soul. I can feel a difference in my body. My muscles are starting to weaken. :( I am going to get back on it slowly.
The last few weeks have been crazy at work so I am trying to figure out where to fit in a work out. I get up an hour earlier on the days I go downtown and don’t get home until 5:30/6 and which time I am wiped out. Fighting traffic for an hour and a half or longer makes for one tired me.
I miss the high after the workout. The actual workout … not as much. Tonight I am going to do a walk. Leslie and I are going to get re-acquainted again. Her workouts are nice and easy.
I am still counting calories. It is getting old. I am not as diligent about recording it in a timely manner as I once was. This might be because I may or may not be bitter about being down to 1260 calories a day. That small amount does not allow for many fun treats.
I know I can get more calories by exercising and plan to make that happen this week.
I bought a new belt this weekend as the last one is falling apart. When I bought the old belt I started at the 2nd notch. I am now on the last notch. :) I still can’t fit into the belts that are currently in my closet but I am getting closer.
I am 7.4 pounds away from my goal weight. It seems so close and yet so far. I will have to increase my efforts and really focus to make it happen. What do “they” say about those last 10 pounds?