Sunday, November 7, 2010


   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:)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That is really exciting! I need something I can stick with, I've tried Wii Fit, but being in a 2nd level apartment makes it hard.