I was up .4 lbs this week and mostly attribute that to the weather. This daily rain keeps me from my gardening so I'm not getting in that extra little bit of exercise. I did try riding the exercise bike but only lasted about 5 minutes; my heart pounded so much when I was exerting so little.
Finally convinced Benny to buy the romaine lettuce. It's SO much better than iceberg! No aftertaste whatsoever so I'm not burping up romaine all day like I did with iceberg. Benny can keep the iceberg for himself; I'm sticking with romaine.
|Workout Weeks 7-9|
Every time a phase is complete I wonder what challenges await me on the next Neural Reboot. Each time Dr. Cheng introduces a new area of foam rolling. Since the last time we started the rotator cuff I'm assuming it'll be another upper body location. I still barely feel any pressure on my shoulder blade. I have had issues when I twist a certain way but those pains have been at the top not the back.
One side of me isn't as balanced as the other. I noticed during Sequence 3 I'd wobble a little during the rolling kick. The wobble seemed to alternate legs each day so I couldn't say which truly had this problem. I'll have to monitor this more closely when doing this sequence again in week 11.
This next phase is different than the previous ones. First of all there are 4 weeks instead of 3. Secondly, no more static moves; I'll strictly be working on the sequences. I'm so ready for these sequences to be together so everything will be one fluid motion.
This next phase also marks decision time. What program should I try next? It's crunch time and I must make a decision over the next month. If you have any recommendations please leave a comment; I'll see if the library has the program and will check it out.
I watched the first DVD from Slim in 6 and it doesn't look too bad. Since I don't have all the extras checking the DVDs out from the library I'm just not sure what the schedule is supposed to be between the three speeds - Start, Ramp, & Burn. I looked at the auto-schedule on the Team Beachbody's Supergym but it didn't really make sense to me. "Start It Up!" is only used for Day 1. The rest of the first two weeks is "Ramp It Up!". The last four weeks is "Burn It Up!". No where does the schedule mention the other two portions on each DVD - "Slim & 6-Pack" and "Slim & Limber". I thought it would be 2 weeks of each speed with the other two tossed in. I'm thinking that with this schedule I'll get bored.
I've also checked out a couple of Shaun T's DVDs from the library - "Hip Hop Abs: Hips, Buns, & Thighs" and "Rockin' Body". I'm still way down on the list to get "Hip Hop Abs: Fat Burning Cardio; Ab Sculpt; Total Body Burn; Secrets to Flat Abs". Just watching clips of Shaun T's various programs exhausts me so I'm sort of afraid of these workouts.