The DVD is as good as any class I’ve ever taken. I felt thoroughly worked out and will definitely be continuing.
*i don’t have hand weights but will
be getting some shortly.
*i plan to stay at level 1 for a week, maybe a week and a half if I get hand weights and it adds a challenge.
*Living in an old building makes the cardio part a bit difficult. I can only imagine what the downstairs neighbors are thinking while I am doing jumping jacks at 8am.
*I need a better sports bra.
*Keeping my hair straight/blown out is going to be difficult. My curly roots were not playing.
I’ve been lamenting the fact that I cant afford a gym membership….and then i decided, rather than sit and think about that, I could find ways to workout at home. So….I bought Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.
Hopefully this will kick my ass and really get things moving.
Time for some honesty…after hitting the scale and seeing little change, I started playing kind of fast and loose with my diet. Still cutting sugar, still drinking my slimfast and lots of water/tea but not without as much care as I had been.
I have a Bridesmaid’s dress to fit into in October so I need to stay motivated.
Glad to report things are going well on my end. I feel good. I can feel the difference in my body and am just starting to feel some changes in my clothing/fit. It may be time to find a scale just to figure out where things are….
Things I have noticed:
* Cravings are mental and when i fixate, I fail.
*Keeping busy is the best.
* Sugar isn’t as appealing when you have been off of it for a while.
Noon: Slimfast shake
2:30: Ranch flavored rice crisps (70 calories per serving of 10 as part of my 3 snacks per day.)
5:00 chicken wings and tostones (platanos or green bananas…starchy. Dinner is going to be the toughest part. going to need to buy lettuce to incorporate salad into my meals where my family will not…but I did have a normal portion size and
7:30 peanut butter crunch slimfast snake
9:30 rice crisps (10)
Now….it’s 11:23 and I really want to snack but I am going to try and avoid it as I am going to bed in a half hour.
I should also say that I have alot of tea…I have large containers of brewed tea which I drink sugarless and cold throughout the day, as well as alot of water.
Tomorrow my family is off to an amusement park for memorial day vaykay. going to plan ahead and bring some healthier snacks!
Back on my mission to change my life/lifestyle and drop some lbs. Mostly, I’m just tired of being/feeling tired and heavy and not myself.
I have gained a good amount of weight in the last two years on top of the weight I already had to lose. I don’t have access to a scale (which may be for the best), so I’m relying on my body to tell me what’s up.
Slimfast is my plan of choice for a few reasons:
1) I have had prior success on slimfast.
2) I am not a planner and tend to eat whatever is at hand/easiest/cheapest.
3) The shakes are ready to go and require little to no prep on my part.
4)It’s on sale this week!
I started yesterday and plan to use this as a food journal/sound board/ place to bitch.
Noon: Slimfast Milk Chocolate Shake
2:30: Slimfast peanut butter crunch bar (not so much out of hunger but because I really wanted to try it…I really need to get some willpower)
5:15: Dinner Shrimp Fettucine
Alfredo (small portion)
9:00 STARVATION headache (I have been eating a lot as of late so the reduced calories really messed with me right away.)
10:00 Two Saltines (trying to stop the headache, boredom, sitting in a kitchen full of snacks.)
12:30 A spoonful of nutella (I was really proud at having reduced my calories and followed my diet so well but my headache was killing me and I made the mistake of watching the Food Network. Also, I live with family and don’t have control over what foods get purchased or how the fridge is stocked. We all have a notorious sweet tooth and basically have every type of delicious snack you can think of……sigh)
I know it’s typically two shakes, three snacks and one meal per day but I wake up mid afternoon so I figure I am just cutting out the breakfast shake.