After a straight week of working out everyday for 50 minutes, eating a healthy breakfast, drinking more water, snacking on fruits and veges, and cutting down on carbs, I have gained 1 pound! Haa haa. I have to laugh because isn't that just the way it is? I think it's some kind of evil force that is trying discourage me and get me stop because the universe wants me to stay the way I am! OR..some of my fat turned to muscle. I like the second one best:)
I will not QUIT and I am going to Kill that Stupid Fat no matter what it takes!Kassi sent me my awesome training plan this week and I am feeling super motivated. Based on my height, weight, and my end goal she gave me a great plan that is sure to help me get fit in no time at all. I now have a workout schedule for the week, a chart to help me mark my calorie intake, meal options, AND a few killer PUMPing Iron workouts that she suggested to help my muscles resurface from the dark abyss in which they are hiding. She is still working out the details of the training packages that she will be offering you over the web, so stayed tuned so you can get yours as soon as possible!
Above is a picture of my workout equipment. I also have a
My Gym, but it was too big to fit in the picture. I love,love, LOVE my work out DVD's. As the wife of a student I am not able to afford a gym membership so these guys are going to be my Gym for the next 2 years. Turbo Jam...what I can say about you? You Jam! You motivate me, you make me butt burn, my abs tighter, and you make me sweat! What would I do without you? Tony Horton...You are the man! How do you make someone sweat like they have done a 35 minute workout in 10 minutes? By the time my 10 minutes is up, I want to die. Hip Hop Abs and Rockin Body are my favorite! They get me to bust a move and burn calories all in one. I can always count on Sean T to make me laugh. He is so fun to exercise with. I also use the ab slide to make my abs really sore, a slimmer belt to target my abs and back (does it work? I have no idea, but I sweat like crazy when I wear it during a workout.), and the weights, resistance bands, and the My Gym for toning. Still on my list to purchase: weighted workout gloves, Yoga Bootie Ballet, and Core Rhythms. Can you tell that I watch way too much late night T.V.? Those freaking workout infomercials always get me. (you should see how many face creams I have! I am such a sucker!!!)
Starting next week, I will give you my stats and updates on how much weight I have lost and my inches lost. It's scary I know, but I feel like I will work harder if I have to post the results. I hope by doing this I can get you motivated to workout daily with me! Besides, those endorphins are kind of fun to have around:)
Now for the hard part:
What are you drinking? If you want baby soft skin like hers, I would suggest you drink more water. What I wouldn't give to turn back the clock. I know I can't do that, but I can slow it down.
Water makes up 70 to 80% of body! Can you believe that? For almost 3 years I was mostly drinking Coke for my water supply. Is that sick or what? I don't even want to know what that has done to the inside of my body. I can see what it has done to the outside of my body and it's not pretty.
There are a ton of good articles out there about water and our bodies. I liked THIS one because it's short sweet, and sums it all up. We need water!
So what is so bad about pop? Click HERE for a bunch of articles on the dangers of soda pop. Are you addicted to coke, diet coke, coke zero, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper or some other kind? I was and it was hard to stop. But I felt that I needed to do it not only for my own health, but my kids. I don't want them to put that stuff in their little healthy bodies. I don't want to be responsible for what it could do to them over time. I found those articles very motivating to help me keep pop out of our diets. I still crave a coke every now and then, and It's possible on a stressful day or a late night that I might give in. I really hope that I don't because I want to kick this thing for good! This article below is only one of the reasons why:
We clearly have a long way to go to share even the most
fundamental, basic nutrition concepts to the typical highly deceived
and manipulated consumer. This new danger from sodium benzoate is
simply one among many, as sodas are among the worst possible "foods"
you can consume.
Professor Peter Piper, the
Sodium benzoate has previously also come under fire because, when combined with the vitamin C in many soft drinks, it forms benzene, a cancer-causing chemical linked to leukemia. In one study, at least five brands of soft drinks were found to contain excessive benzene levels.
Sodium benzoate is used freely in the
This is one of the easiest -- and most significant --
things you can do for your health; and aside from the good news that
you won't have to worry about damaging your DNA, giving up soda (if you
drink it) can reduce your risk of diabetes, obesity, and cancer. If you struggle with an addiction to soda, I strongly recommend you consider Turbo Tapping as a simple yet highly effective tool to help you stop this health-sucking habit.
So put down the can of soda, and pick up a glass of clean water instead.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I kicked my soda drinking addiction by getting hooked on something
else. JAMBA JUICE! I found an off menu flavor that is soooo good. It's
way better than Coke! If I'm feeling a little down and kind of lazy, I
ask for the energy boost. Next time you go in ask for White Gummy....it
Check in next Monday for a special post about FOOD. I will also be adding a delicious smoothie recipe later this week.