•April 6, 2011 • Leave a Comment
Based on Feedback from the Facebook TAM Momma’s (and Franco, might I add), I did my Mat Work FIRST, and Cardio Second.
I couldn’t make it thru the 30 minutes of Cardio. 10 Minutes into the work out, I had some water. 15 Minutes in, I had to press pause. More water. Big decision… I stopped.
Although the sweat is POURING off of me, I will have to go back and do this again in the afternoon or evening. I physically can’t make it through the work out. I am drenched. More than I ever have been. I am just going to have to go back later today, to avoid injury. Mat First, Cardio Second, does make a big difference. Maybe tomorrow, I will be ready for this!
I would also like to add, the mat workout is getting easier each day. I did all of the ab reps (with my hand supporting my neck the entire time) and a lot more of the floor work, then the twice before. I also have not lost one oz, but that is okay. My % body fat is down, and my water weight is up.
NOTE: Franco did not give me advice on Mat/Cardio but so far, he is the only guy I have seen on the TAM Facebook page. I didn’t want to be female centric, and hence why he gets a shout out here!
•April 5, 2011 • Leave a Comment
Day 2 was harder for cardio and easier for mat work. Day 1 of the food was easy!
- Cardio - I found myself trying to get the moves down, and not just going with it. I did sweat a lot, but I am not sure that I love my sweat… just yet!
- Mat – This was easier. On the Left side, I wish Tracy would just say when she changes her moves, or tell you how many counts each move is. Our plasma tv is on the wall, and this morning I woke up with a sore neck. I think my neck is sore because I am on my hands and knees with my neck all cranked up to see the TV. I am sure I will get used to this with time.
- Food Plan – The food is easy. It is all prepared (by Chef Moi!), and when I am hungry I just grab something. I had 7 things to eat yesterday. I ate them all, and I didn’t need anything else. During the day at one point, I did think about cheese. And, then I talked the cheese down, and moved on to my sweet potato pudding. I ate my chocolate dessert over the course of the day one bite at a time. And, wow! It is DELICIOUS! I did have to replace chestnuts with hazelnuts, as I went to 6 stores and was unable to locate any chestnuts in April. I was told that they only have them ‘in season’ which is Christmas time.
My body feels fine. I did a lot of extra stretching yesterday, last night and this morning. I will stretch again tonight. If this rain ever stops, I will also take the dogs for a good long walk.
So, I am doing this. It is pretty easy. It is fun. And, I just need to stick with the program.
•April 4, 2011 • 2 Comments
Above is the food that I purchased for week 1 of the Dynamic Eating Plan! I actually drove about 200 miles round trip to Trader Joe’s (the closest one to our house) because of some advice I received from the TAM girls on FB.
Food prep was pretty interesting. My first attempt at JUICING, proved that you can’t juice without a juicer. Who knew! I tried the food processor, and the blender, and both just ended up with a bunch of Kale and Beet Goo. My friend Kate loaned me her juicer.
Food prep Part Deux began at 5:30pm and ended at 9:40pm. It was long. I only have enough Juice for 3 days. I will also have to make more apple sauce and gazpacho. I remember hearing that GP ate a bunch of baby food to lose weight. I am guessing that this is exactly the diet that she did, because most of the food is of that steamed food processed consistency.
Tomorrow is ‘go time’. Up at 7am for my first weigh in and measurements. Then, Power Juice and my first POWER WORK OUT!!!