Saturday, March 12, 2011

And It Begins..

Damn Guys...I'm a little nervous.

It's been over a week since I last went running...the actual date I'm not sure of now.  I've been sick since last Thursday, that much I do know for sure.  But I just had a convo with one of my besties about "how to get in the best shape of your life" (she did this last summer) and I signed up to do it with her.  Takes 6 weeks apparently- to get in the best shape of your life.  We'll be running 4 days a week, jump roping (I don't know how many days here), and doing p90x twice a week.  We're going running today at noon, followed by 500 jumpropes, then "ab-ripper" by p90x, then yoga for a cooldown at 3:30.  I HAVEN'T BEEN WORKING OUT (other than yoga which I don't really consider a hard...'lose weight' type of workout.  I know people say you lose weight doing yoga...I don't necessarily agree.  Maybe if you have a lot to lose.  I do think it helps me from being sore (keeps lactic acid from settling in your muscles), it helps me tone up too, and I love yoga sculpt- which is yoga with weights.  I do think it is really good for your body for stretching and for detoxification purposes and I've never been sore or tight from a hard workout if I'm doing yoga consistently). 

I'm seriously excited and nervous.  Believe it or not- I've actually been sticking to my Lent goals.  I found out the other day from a reader that Lent actually is 47 days, not 40...but that's fine with me.  What's 7 more days?  I haven't been gaining or losing any weight as I've been sick and "eating what I want to" to get through (which really just means I haven't been grocery shopping).  I also haven't been working out.  I'm not 100% better, but it's been a week and a half and I figure- I need to get back on the wagon eventually anyway.  I don't know how much longer I can just sit around.

Yeah, I've been craving Diet Coke or Sprite (oddly) like a madwoman lately.  But haven't had any!  I've also been craving sugar- but the good news is I'm used to that by now and know how to just avoid it.  As long as I'm not drinking too much aspartame, the sugar cravings stay pretty small and manageable.  It's the aspartame that gets me really craving.  Did you know that pretty much all gum has aspartame in it?  I didn't know this- but was recently looking at the ingredients in my pack of gum- because it was sugar free and I was trying to figure out what they put in it instead- and I noticed it was aspartame.  I started looking at all gums to find one without...and ALL of them have aspartame in them.  Maybe natural gums don't?  I don't know- I've never tried a natural gum because I've heard they are sick, but just thought maybe you should know if you try to avoid aspartame too...

Okay- rambling over.  Have a great weekend friends!!  Let's hope I survive my intense workouts today!!!

On to a skinnier me...




  1. You can do it -- have a great weekend!

  2. You are amazing! That exercise routine makes me tired reading it. Good for you. Absolutely on to a skinnier you.

  3. Great plan! I am using the Old School P90 for weights and do my cardio at the gym. 6 weeks to sexier I say! And how fantastic that you have a friend to do it with? Lucky girl!

  4. Wow girl, you got one crazy workout schedule ahead of you! I do the P90X, and it is extreme! And the ab ripper is KILLER, but awesome at the same time! Of all the P90X workouts, the yoga is the only one I don't like, it made me cry. But you already do yoga, so I'm sure it will be so much different for you. I am just too big to get into some of the positions. I can't wait to hear how it goes. Take your measurements before so you can track your changes!