I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter has asked me to co-host for this evening and sent me some lovely goodies to play around with too!!!
So as most of you know I have been teaching 5 days a week at the local YMCA here in Cranston. I am absolutely LOVING it, but it was such a work out adjustment and well life adjustment. I went from taking classes and hitting the gym for cardio 5 days a week burning anywhere from 300 to 550 cals each time to leading the work outs burning a minimumof 575 calories in each class. I’m doing a minimum of 450 crunches each week, and lifting weights like crazy! My stamina is way up, I can run like Forrest Gump and I feel AWESOME……..but I’m a weight loss plateau. I feel like I should have dropped 30 pounds in the past month with all I’m doing. But this past week I sat back and realized that while I had made a huge change in my physical activity, mentally I wasn’t there.
I didn’t change my eating at all, I didn’t change my sleeping habits at all, I didn’t up my water in take, and I still ran around like a nut job doing all of Zac’s schooling and therapies. It took me crashing to realize that I was at yet another bump in my healthy journey.
It was time for a CHANGE!!!
I was perfectly happy with where I was but if I wanted to continue down the path to achieving my ULTIMATE goal then I needed to take my own advice and STEP IT UP! All of last week, beginning on Monday 11/8, I approached everything differently. I ate a little more, I drank more water, I made a To Do List EVERYDAY so I wouldn’t get all frazzled when I noticed I forgot something, I made a conscious effort to at least be IN the bed by 10:30, and I actually took time to sit and rest through out the day when I felt like I needed too. While it was very difficult in the beginning by mid-week I was really feeling great! And when I weighed in this morning and saw a 4 pound loss after 2 weeks of staying the same I was pretty happy!
It was probably the best experiment I could have done for myself. I went from having to work out only in the mornings, because thats what I liked, to having to work out all over the place time wise. From eating certain portion sizes to larger one’s because I was burning more calories which meant I needed to take in just a little more to burn the fat. And lastly it allowed me to step back, just a little, from my OCD ways and BREATHE.
I asked a question on Twitter: “What’s your fave time of day to work out and why?” And received great answers, and each answer I could tell was set very firm, meaning there was a rhyme and reason for it, and while I have not one thing against that-I urge you for just ONE week to change it up a little!!! Maybe you AM work out buffs could work out after work twice this week, and vice versa for the PM people. Sometimes a change of pace is all we need to re-charge. Just try it….
Now I just wanted to share a special link with all of you!!! It’s the commercial that Zac and I filmed for his school The Groden Center!!!
Don’t forget about my RELAXATION giveaway….you’ll need it if you take on my Challenge for change 😉
The wonderful people at Tropical Traditions sent me a little gift!
That friends is Lavender scented skin exfoliating goodness at it’s best and so invigorating to the skin. Ingredients:sea salt, organic virgin coconut oil, organic jojoba, organic virgin palm oil, and organic essential oil of lavender. It’s so delish and smells awesome! My muscles are so relaxed and my skin is as soft as Zachary’s.
Do you want some?
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I just entered to win FREE Skin Goodies from @girlgonehealthy and @troptraditions OR Make the contest your Facebook status!
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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
Healthy Wishes, T