Friday, May 04, 2012
Even after splurging on 2 pieces of ice cream cake in honor of my eldest's half birthday, I was only up 1/2 pound of the 2 that disappeared. I KNOW that's water (they were within my calorie budget for the day) and it was super yummy.
I did the lower body workout from my trainer today. I had to look up most of the moves using google because it's been 2 weeks since he ran through it with me and I'd forgotten. GREAT workout. I don't usually like using the TRX system but the 3 moves in today's workout were great AND I really felt like using the TRX added to the move. It burned a decent number of calories too. So far none of his workouts (aside from the metabolic ones that include a lot of explosive movements/jumping/etc) burn calories like the ones in The Female Body Breakthrough but so far none of his workouts have hurt me either.
Looking forward to the weekend. Grocery shopped to make Chipotle-style barbacoa burritos (bowl for me!) for Cinco de Mayo and hit the mmmmmMocha Truffle jackpot. Restrained myself and only brought home 3 boxes though. Put them in the deep freeze so my daughter won't eat them all on me!
Speaking of my daughter..... she has scoliosis which was treated successfully with bracing. She's now been out-of-brace for almost 2 years after 7+ years of night-time bracing. All that bracing left her core weak and her adolescent growth spurt left her hamstrings tight so she did physical therapy for a while. That never really clicked with her. She didn't like going to PT and she was highly resistant to the 'home program'. Back in February we switched her from physical therapy to personal training with my trainer (at home since she's too young for the gym). THAT has gone much better. She still has to be told to work out and she doesn't always get in all her workouts but she gets in WAY more than she ever did when her 'workouts' were called a 'home program' and her PT was the more medical Physical Therapy versus the more sport Physical Training. She's progressing nicely and it's really weird to watch her doing moves that I had to work up to. She feels stronger, looks leaner, and I think it's given her more self-confidence. Sometimes I roll eyes at myself 'I can NOT be-LIEVE you hired a trainer for your tween' but when I look at the benefits and realize that it costs LESS than her kung fu lessons cost her (which she NEVER ONCE carried over to activity outside of the lessons) I stop the eye rolling and just feel grateful that we can afford to do this for her.