Sunday, January 28, 2007
Fitness addict that is. I just ordered 3 DVD's through deepdiscountdvd and I bought 1 more yesterday. It's a yoga DVD and it's very good. I also bought 4 DVDs last week. I'm going to lay off for a little while. Well, I am looking for one more DVD - a total body heavy weights, low reps, slow count DVD that I can rotate with my Ripped! DVDs. Those DVDs are low weights, high reps. I have found one that looks good, but it's out of my price range. I think I'll wait for my birthday to roll around :)
I also made a purchase that I've been putting off since joining - a heart rate monitor! Yeah! It's a Polar P4, which is what they use on base. Actually, they may use the P6, but I couldn't find that one. The P4 will meet my needs though. I just need something that will keep track of my heart rate and calories burned. It was pretty steep at $80, but my BF said they used to be twice that a few years ago. So I'm not discouraged.
Let's see, what's left on the list? MP3 player and digital scale. I believe I've purchased everything else to help me get on the road to fitness. Just some 8 pound and 10 pound weights and I'll be set!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Feeling really good. I did the entire Total Body Fat Blaster for the first time today! Yeah! I even used the Billy Bands through most of the workout. I finished up with 10 minutes of Pilates from my 10 Minute Solutions Rapid Results Pilates and a long 15 minute stretch. My body is hella sore :)
I think that in order to get through my workouts I should probably change the program. I can do Jari Love M/W/F and Billy Blanks on T/Th/Su. Sat can be for yoga or a rest day.
I have 17 workout DVDs! That might not seem like much to some people, but I think I only had 1 workout VHS two months ago. And that was a yoga tape. Not sure if that counts.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I got through an entire Ripped workout! This one was Slim and Lean. It was less intense than To The Core. I felt such accomplishment by finishing. I will do this workout for 20 workouts, then I will switch it up with To The Core. Eventually, I will purchase the original Ripped! DVD.
Pluses: Slim and Lean has reps that are easier to do. The DVD quality was good. There were stretches between segments and a model showed how to do each exercise. The narrator sounded like a normal person and not like a robot in this DVD.
Minuses: Still found the set a little dark, not bright at all. The music is a litle low. The DVD is BORING, but you will get a good workout. It's no frills, and that is actually a good thing.
Monday, January 22, 2007
I had the day planned out perfectly. When I got home, BF would cook so I could work on my resume. I would work out for one hour, then shower, eat, and spend time with the BF. I would get into bed at a lovely 9:00 p.m., thus getting back into my healthy sleep routine.
Well, the day did not go as planned. Major car issues led to the whole evening being a wash. Thus, I did not get to crack open a new Tae Bo DVD and kick my problems away. Nor did I get to test a 10 minute workout from my 10 Minute Solutions Pilates DVD. I spent all evening with the BF's vehicle issues. I won't get into details, but it set me back. He feels pretty bad about it, but he shouldn't. Things happen, you know?
I just feel all antsy because that's two days I actually planned and really looked forward to working out, yet I couldn't. The progress I've made makes me not want to slow down. I actually felt the elation of being able to slip into a pair of pants that I had to button on before! However, working out this late may actually keep me up.
As it is I won't be getting into bed until a little after 10:00 p.m. I'm trying to get back into getting into bed early, so now, no matter what, I will get into bed by 10:30p.m. I will gradually have to work my way back up to 9:00p.m.
Here's hoping that tomorrow is a little more emergency free and that Jari Love is kind to my muscles (Ripped Slim and Lean tomorrow!!).
Saturday, January 20, 2007
I notice that whenever I eat out, although I've got the calories and saturated fat down, the sodium ALWAYS gets me. A few days this week, I've gone over my sodium. Nearly double what I should be. And that's not good. For awhile, I was doing very well tracking. I've got to get back on track. However, not everyone makes a good grilled chicken, and I get tired of sandwiches. Oh well, all in moderation.
I measured myself, and I'm not doing too badly. My butt unfortunately has shrunk. It's down to 39 inches. Also, my waist shrunk to 30 inches. 2 more inches to go! I guess that Tae Bo is really working. I'm going to get on that Boot Camp rotation in addition to the Jari Love rotation. I do like the Fat Blasting Cardio better than the Basic Training Bootcamp. With the latter, I don't break out into that much of a sweat. I mean, I sweat, but not to the point of wringing my hair out. That's the kind of sweat I like :)
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