Monday, September 16, 2013

How Slim Did I Go?

I lost another 2 lbs.  There's officially more than 40 lbs of me gone forever!
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There isn't anything different for me to report on the second week of Burn It Up!  It was just as confusing the second time around LOL.  Something weird I did notice though.  When we got to the resistance band portion (in my case the 3 lb weights) I'd feel an overwhelming exhaustion, like I could just fall asleep right then and there.  I neither experienced this with Tai Cheng nor the other Slim in 6 DVDs.

Since we still don't have curtains for the front room I still have only my ~6x6 ft area to work out in.  So this small space limits what I can do.  I was told that I should still be able to do Rockin' Body in this space....we'll see.  I've requested several programs from the library to see which I can actually do in this area but they didn't come in yet.  So I grabbed everything they had at the library just to find something.

The first one I looked at was the Core Rhythms Dance Exercise Program: Starter Package.  Austin and I watched most of the Quick Workout and both said "I don't think so" for me.  Way too intense/advanced for me at this point.

The second one I watched was Hemalayaa: Bollywood Dance Blast.  Austin had gone back to his room so he didn't get to comment on this one.  I didn't watch too much of it.  There was just too much crazy looking shaking going on.  Not real sure how you're supposed to follow this one.

The third one I checked out was Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home. 3 Mile Slim & Sleek Walk.  This one I didn't understand at first.  After all, if you're going out to walk how can you watch a DVD right?  I watched about half of it before I decided I could do this one.  The walking was in place or forwards and backwards.  Several moves tossed in with the walking were similar to what I was just doing with Slim in 6.  So it looks like I'm walking for a week or so.....back to my original idea for exercising LOL.

We did the measurements and after photos late Sunday night so I waited to finish up the post so I can include this information.  Benny thinks he measured my waist wrong last month since there's a 1 inch gain and everywhere else was a loss.  Here are the results:

 .5 inches off my hips
.5 in off my bust
1 inch off my right arm
1.5 inches off my left arm
2.5 inches off my right thigh
2 inches off my left thigh
What changes have you had this past week?

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  1. You are doing wonderful work for yourself! Keep it up! I use the bands, and don't feel the exhaustion but I do feel the resistance and the same type of soreness I get from other forms of exercise too. Maybe they aren't for you...maybe try something else?

  2. I'm happy to report that I lost two pounds myself and I ran (interval running) 5 miles. Btw - two pounds and inches off your measurements IS something to report. I see you use MyFitnessPal - I'm on sparkpeople - would love to hear a review from you about MyFitnessPal. Just curious how they would compare.

    1. Awesome loss Joanne! I registered for Sparkpeople years ago (for what I can't remember) but never really used it. I was sent to MFP to track calories when I joined a Beachbody challenge group. It just got overwhelming tracking on both WW and MFP. Now I'm not tracking with MFP, only for my little ticker.

  3. I found you through Triberr... I just began a running routine 2 weeks ago and now need to start some weights. I started with 1 task (running) to practice motivation. Music and kids in school is what helps me! I use some of my PEAK Fit DVD's-love thos workouts! Stop over and visit me at

  4. Congrats on your continued journey, I'm with Joanne, two pounds is something to report especially at this stage in the process. I've done the Leslie Sansone workouts and find them easy to follow and effective...actually, you make me want to get it out do some work on myself. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  5. Congrats! You are doing so well! You really inspire me.

  6. Wonderful loss and congrats seriously on that 40 pound loss! Wonderful!!!!

  7. Leslie Sansone's videos are among my favorite workout videos, easy to follow but keeps you going on the days when you don't want to work too hard. Kudos on the weight loss!

  8. You're doing a great job! 2 pounds is awesome! :)

  9. Great job! It is always more work to take it off, than it was to put it on in first place. I had dropped 35 with Weight Watchers several years ago, but still had about 50 more to go... I got complacent and found the 35+ that I lost. Keep pushing yourself! You are doing great! Remember to take the time to enjoy the journey, not just the outcome!

    Thank you for sharing!

  10. Tremendous! You should feel very proud of yourself for setting a goal and sticking to it. Not only are you losing weight, but even more important, you are getting healthier!

  11. That's a lot of inches you lost! Good for you. It's impressive that you're keeping your eyes on the prize, so to speak. It may be a long process but I think you've got the dedication and motivation to make it. You go girl!

  12. You really lost not only pounds but inches. Good for you. Remember it is the journey and when you reach your goal you will be so happy. Never give up.

  13. Well done (I just converted your 40lbs and that is impressive!). Keep up the good work :)