Wow! The last two weeks have just kind of flown by. I can’t believe it’s already time for another update! I’ve been working on reupholstering my grandmas couch, and that has pretty much taken up every spare moment I have. Not to mention it’s been insanely cold for south Louisiana. Like really cold.
I know, I know. It’s only two inches of ice, but I’m used to wearing flip flops in January! I really don’t do well in cold weather. I just can’t seem to get my hiney out from under a blanket and into my workout clothes. Which is sad because if I did actually get up and move I’d probably warm up! lol I’m still doing alright, though…not as well as I want to be, but good.
I’m loving Tracy Anderson’s mat workout. I usually listen to the radio all afternoon and evening while I’m cooking, cleaning, sewing, whatever…you know when I have no choice except to get off the couch or we’ll starve. The method is dance based, and I’ve pretty much memorized the combinations, so a lot of times when a song with a good beat comes on I’ll do the ab or arm portion just standing there in the middle of my kitchen. Which I’m figuring by the time I add it all up I’m getting at least 30-45 minutes in a day. So, even though technically I’m not doing the video, I’m still getting a pretty decent little workout in at least 4 days a week.
I’ve started working a little on my diet. I hadn’t planned too, but I started using the My Fitness Pal app just to get an idea of how I was doing on my diet, and well the results weren’t so good. I actually thought I’d been eating okay, but when I sat back and looked at my diet, I realized I eat almost no fruits and veggies. So, I started looking for healthy recipes and meal ideas to try to get more fruits and veggies in my diet when I stumbled across the book Food Rules. It’s a really great book. I couldn’t put it down..which is something I never imagined myself saying about a book about food, but it’s just really practical, down to earth advice on how to eat a healthier diet. It’s been a bit of an eye opener for me.
I’m starting to see some results now. Nothing drastic, but on the days that I actually do break out the video, I’m able to make it through the hour a lot better, rarely having to take a break. I’m even getting to where I can do the “pulse” sections…You know. Where you just pulse your leg up and down…I never could do those spots of the workout until this week. So I was pretty pumped about that. Then, yesterday on a whim, I decided to measure my waist and I’d lost a quarter inch! It’s not much, but I was super excited anyway! Like so excited that I almost broke out the post pregnancy dvd and did another hour…but I was starving. So instead I ate fajitas. I also noticed when I took a closer look at my pics that my little love handles weren’t hanging over my shorts like they did in my first weeks pictures…well maybe a little, but I can see that they are starting to tighten up so yay! Anyway, I guess that’s about it. How’s your last two weeks been?