I don't like working out. It's boring and well hard work.
I would much rather be drinking Lattes at Starbucks!
But there comes a time in a girls life when things just aren't as they were. When she (me) realizes that it's not going to get better unless I apply a good effort. And regardless of how comfy it is in the sand I must pop my head out long enough to see that I'm only 16 yrs to the age my Dad died.
His death could have been avoided by a healthy lifestyle.
So I feel the need to get healthy.
I started a workout video called 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels. It is done in 3 levels.
Level 1 isn't so hard that you have to be super coordinated. I could manage all the low impact moves. But boy was I huffing and puffing! My cardiovascular system is baaaaad!
I had a hard time recovering after, catching my breath!!
After 5 or 6 workouts though it became easier. By the 7th or 8th I could do more of the higher impacted moves.
You are suppose to do 10 days of level 1 but, I did 12. I wanted to have the level 1 a bit better before I moved on.
Level 2 is a lot harder than the first. I've done Level 2 seven times now. I still can't do the higher impact.
I also read Jillian's book about Mastering your Metabolism. It was a lot about hormones and how the food we eat and our lifestyles effect them. Some really good info.
Here's what I've been doing.
I eat some protein and healthy carbs, and healthy fats at Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a snack. I do not eat again after my last meal or at least make sure I don't eat after 9pm. I try to get to bed by 10:30/11:00. I try to work out every day. The work outs are circuit style and 20mins each. The most I've gone without working out is 2 days.
I've done a totally of 19 workouts. I've lost 5lbs. I feel stronger, I have more energy and my clothes are much looser fitting. I haven't taken measurements. Maybe I should have. Really I just want to feel better and have more energy! And it's working:)