Believe you can and you're halfway there. -- Theodore Roosevelt
I searched for a collection of quotes about something being halfway completed but really didn't find anything good. Most of what I saw had to do with AA and being sober. I just couldn't figure out how to tie these things into fitness. If you have a favorite quote on this topic, please post it in the comments.
This week I weighed in with a 3 lb loss so I made up for last week's 2.2 lb gain! I hope that means my body is figuring how how to adjust to Slim in 6. I sure don't want to start seeing yo-yo gains and losses and not reach my goal to be under 200 lbs by the end of September.
Ramp It Up! is definitely a kick in the rear compared to Start It Up! For one it's about 20 minutes longer. Then there's just a lot more of EVERYTHING! You're really working your core with this DVD. I'm kind of scared what I'll have to do when I get to Burn It Up! So glad I start on Sundays so I could call in Monday if I overdo it!
There are standing opposite oblique crunches where you kind of look like Shaun T. Who knew there was such a vast array of crunch styles period?! Squats are Debbie's absolute favorite thing to do. With a few of the squats you're doing some sort of kick when you stand up. One of these kicks makes you look like Billy Blanks (Tae Bo). I actually tried to demonstrate this to a coworker and there was a loud POP from my hip and a sharp, sudden pain. That hadn't happened before or since. Needless to say I've had to do a modified version of just about everything this week.
With the last portion of Ramp It Up! (stretching/cool down) you're doing a little yoga. Exalted warrior, proud warrior, up dog, down dog...a few others whose name I can't remember. I'm sorry yoga fans but I just don't get it. I thought you feel something when doing yoga....something being stretched. Me, I feel nothing....it's like I'm standing there looking silly.
What I struggled with this week was keeping my temperature down. You know the feeling when it's so hot outside you just can't get anything done? Well, I'm experiencing that every day of Ramp It Up! I've tried using a wet towel instead of a dry one. I've wet my shirt and even taken it off, only wearing my exercise bra and shorts. I've even poured some of my ice water on myself. All these have been done standing under my ceiling fan trying to catch a breeze. Nothing is helping to keep me cool. Some days I can feel it slowing my workout down.
How do you keep from overheating during your workout?
In case anyone is interested, we're having a water and walking challenge starting now. No soda or other sugary drinks or coffee. No fast food or junk food.