Fitness update 2010 #4; still shrinking

Today was a good morning (before the car crash that is). I took my monthly measurements and have shrunk again. My waist and chest are another inch smaller. I’ve lost the 3 pounds that I gained earlier in the week pigging out for my birthday which puts me back to 165. While I only lost about 1/2 inch from my thighs, I am starting to feel some new definition to the muscles so hopefully those numbers will go down soon. One of my arm measurements actually went up a little, but I’m pretty sure that is muscle I’ve added.

The new Turbo Jam routines are great and we’re getting quite a workout in water aerobics. She has us doing jumping jacks and power jacks. I seem to be the only one who likes those because everyone else complains. I think power jacks are fun in the water and after doing so many jacks with the new Turbo Jam, they’re pretty easy. However, with the soreness from the crash today, I think I’m going to take it easy a few days.

Aside from pigging out for brunch buffet the day before my birthday, I’ve been eating pretty good. We went to Chili’s for my birthday lunch. I was good and had a mixed grill of Margarita chicken and spicy shrimp with veggies and beans (instead of heavy loaded mashed potatoes). The yummy spinach/artichoke dip and chips appetizer was shared between all 4 of us. The shrimp were a bit greasy, but the chicken was wonderful. I enjoyed ice tea instead of soda. I’ve been drinking more water, avoiding seconds, snacks, and sweets as per No S Diet. It’s been pretty hard not to snack in the evenings, but I managed anyway. I haven’t even had a birthday cake this year.

The plan for the next week depends upon how sore I am and if I need to go to the doctor or not. I’ll have to wait and see on exercising, but will continue eating well. I’ve gotten so I’m craving healthy instead of junk foods now (see my selections from Chili’s for proof) which is nice but weird.


4 Responses

  1. How long have you been doing Turbo Jam? Curious. I have never done it and I am a Beachbody Coach who has done 2 rounds of P90x, but I am trying to find others who have done Turbo Jam, that share their journey with Turbo Jam so that I may share with my customers. I would love to hear your thoughts. I also read about your car accident, glad you and your children were safe. That is so scary!

  2. Anna,
    Thanks for you thoughts about the car accident. I’m pretty sore, but otherwise in one piece. I’m taking it easy for awhile.

    As for Turbo Jam, I’ve been doing it for about 2 1/2 months. It’s a lot of fun, and I’m getting some good results. What sort of things would you like to know? Perhaps we could do a Q&A together.

    I wrote a review of it and a one month update as well as reviews of Rockin Body and Slim in 6. You can read them on my From FAT to Fit page. I also post weekly (or semi-weekly) fitness updates about my weight loss journey.

    I recently was accepted to an Associates of Health and Fitness Specialist degree. I’ll be starting that later this spring. It’s hard to believe since I use to hate formal fitness or exercise programs, although I always liked biking, hiking, and being moderately active. I guess I just never had the right person to show me it can be fun until I discovered Beach Body programs and joined a terrific gym. The right support really does make a difference.

  3. My goal right now is to get ripped six pack abs and it’s pretty challenging. Do you have some recommendations as far as a good six pack abs diet? My trainer says that oatmeal, egg whites of course, broccoli, blueberries and salmon are all necessary to include in your diet…anything else I’m not thinking of?

  4. Ernesto,
    Sounds like you should listen to your trainer. Your body wants that layer of fat as protection for the abs so it will be hardest to get off. I don’t think it’s as important for what you do eat so much as what not to eat such as all kinds of junk and extra fats. You need some fats like nuts though. With any eating plan, portion control is a must. Exercise will create your abs, but proper diet including portion control is what will determine if others can see them or a layer of fat. It doesn’t take much fat to cover the abs.

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