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.
It’s been a while since I have blogged about Project Get Healthy. Mainly due to
not much no change in my weight.
This morning I got happy news when I stepped on the scale. Down 0.8 lbs for an overall weight loss of over 20 lbs!!! Break out the ice water and celery!!!
I have 9.4 lbs to go until I hit my initial goal. I have added another goal of an additional 9 lbs to that so I can have some wiggle room. I’d like to be in the middle of the weight range for my height.
I did not exercise at all last week. I just tried to stay within my allotted 1330 calories for the day.
I have entered into another 30 Day Shred challenge. My boss and another lady at work are on the weight loss journey and we have decided to do the 30 Day Shred, Monday through Friday for the next 12 weeks.
The plan is to do 30DS first thing in the morning and do
something else Leslie or Callanetics 2 or 3 afternoons during the week.
I can see the end of the tunnel so I am stepping up my pace to get there sooner.
I like this new me who has more energy and whose pants are starting to fall off.
Firstly I ate the frog!!! WHOO HOO!!! I got up this morning and did the 3rd workout on Jillian’s Kickbox Fastfix DVD. I can take it back now.
I had a condo meeting that was scheduled for 2 hours. As it turns out it is actually an open house type meeting so I don’t have to be there the whole time.
I had a re-scheduled lunch with an old co-worker which I rescheduled again as I thought this meeting would go until 1 pm.
I had tentative plans to hang out with some friends that I was up in the air about committing to as I had this late meeting … I put that off as well.
My cousin is having a difficult pregnancy so her mom is coming which puts me on airport duty. It is a 3 hours drive from the airport to my cousin’s house.
It’s going to be an interesting week-end.
The weight gain from last week is gone. I tried to eat clean but I did not exercise as much as I should have and still the weight left me. I am not complaining.
This week my exercise game is on point. I got a new Jillian video from the library.
Kickbox Fastfix, 3 20 minute workouts. And when Jillian says 20 minutes, she is not kidding. From start to finish the workouts are under 21 minutes. I did level 1 on Sunday and level 2 today. I do not feel the need to buy or renew this video. It’s not my favourite. There are a lot of kicks that require you to pivot and well trying to do that on my floor is not easy so I think I may be doing damage to my knees. I will do level 3 on Thursday and return this video satisfied that I didn’t buy it. (I love the library)
I think the trick for me is to workout on Sunday. As it puts me in the right frame of mind. So far this week I have worked out every day. Tomorrow I will finally break open one of my Leslie videos (Thanks Hawaii Planner, please stop giving me dirty looks lol, your gift was not in vain).
I have been eating just enough to fulfill my calories needs. I want to get to the next point. I am thisclose to losing 20 lbs. I am determined to hit it by my next weigh in. I was so close 2 weeks ago and I let it slip through my fingers. It is within my grasp so I am going to hit it. I am back on the wagon in a more committed way.
My boss, who is the weight watcher queen, joined myfitnesspal.com. She resisted as she did not want to count her food twice. I am not sure what changed her mind but it’s very interesting to see her new perspective.
On Sunday I was all hype to get back on track health wise. I have 2 Leslie Sansone videos to try out (thanks Secret Sister) so I have no excuse not to work out as the shortest workout is 15+ minutes long. I can always find 15 minutes. Those are my favourite workouts as just when you think “how much longer?”, they are done.
Monday, I am not sure what I ate but as I was leaving work my stomach started to churn. I came home and found a spot on the couch and kept myself quiet. It eventually went away but by that time I was not in the mood to do anything but feel sorry for myself.
Tuesday, I stayed at work way late and I still had to come home and prepare dinner. When I returned home I found my lovely offspring lazing and my kitchen a hot mess. Some harsh words were delivered. After they cleaned up and I cooked, it was late and again I was not in the mood.
Tonight, found me at the chiropractor. I was hungry when I came home. After eating, the couch called my name I swear.
I don’t know where the energy and the drive went that I had on Sunday.
Tomorrow we leave work early so my plan is to come home and
fight with spend some time with Jillian’s No More Trouble Zones or Extreme Shed and Shred.
Let me tell you how far off the wagon I feel today. All you can eat sushi is my kryptonite. Sad part is I was better than I have been in a long time but when I got home I just couldn’t stop eating. I was so over that myfitnesspal.com had me weighing more than I do today in 5 weeks if I ate like I did today every day. That hasn’t happened in a very long time.
I missed Monday’s weigh in as I forgot. First time ever.
Tuesday’s weigh in was successful. 1.4 lbs less than last week. 19.6 lbs total.
Unfortunately I will have to go back to all you can eat sushi on Saturday. The “sacrifices” one must make for their child. It’s Princess’ birthday and my girl wants to go back to the all you can eat sushi restaurant to have … wait for it … popcorn chicken. O_o