I know I said that I would post every Saturday, but I have some technical issues with my video cameras and the laptop.
I wanted to make videos to show you what I am doing and the progress I am making. But I cannot record video, I’ll have to show pictures only, when doing video.
I am in the market for a new laptop and video editing software. In the mean time, I will have to take pictures and voice over my videos. I do not like doing that, but there will be times when I will do that.
I know I said I would post every Saturday, but I did not have much to share. I have decided to post 1-2 times a month about my progress, it could be more, but I’m giving myself 1-2 times a month.
I started out doing well. Eating pretty good and working out Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I did not work out at all during the week of the 4th of July. Holidays make me lazy and that is something I must work on in the future.
That’s not the only bad thing that I did. I ate cookies that we purchased for the 4th and I could not stop eating them. I was doing good until we brought those cookies into the house. I don’t feel too bad about it, because I got it out of my system.
Thursday evening, my husband was chomping on some chocolate. Temptation whispered in my ear, but instead, I had some fruit. That urge to eat the candy went away. Fruit is truly natures best candy!
I was able to do the regular type (man-style) of push-ups. I could only do 10 before I started exercising and now I am doing 15. I do not have a goal set for the number of push-ups I would like to do, but let’s just say it is a lot more than 15.
I must drink more water. I am not drinking as much as I know I should.
Overall, I am making pretty good progress. My abdominal area feels tighter and I can see and feel some difference in them. My measurements are listed below. The numbers tell the true story.
My Current Measurements (July 13, 2012)
previous: June 8, 2012
Weight: 115.5 lbs
previous: 119 lbs
Hips: 36 1/2 inches
previous: 36 1/2 inches
Waist: 29 1/2 inches
previous: 31 1/2 inches
Arms: 10 1/2 inches
previous: 10 1/2 inches
Thighs: 20 inches
previous: 20 1/2 inches
I take the following supplements:
- GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Active Multivitamin (not vegan, but these work the best for me)
- FEM Body Hair, Skin and Nails Beauty Activator
- Flax Oil with DHA
- Vitamin Shoppe B-12 1000mcg (I don’t take this a lot, because B-12 in the multi-vitamin)
- KAL-Nutritional Yeast (occassionaly, but not everyday)
I did not make protein shakes, because I am out of the one I use and I have not been to the store to pick-up more. Plus, I want to try something different, so I’m doing a little research on that.
I did not have a lot of fruit smoothies or green smoothies. I ate most of my fruit and vegetables whole, no blending or juicing.
I include protein rich foods in my diet daily (beans, nuts, seeds, tofu, tempeh), but I gravitate toward seeds, more than nuts, I don’t know why, that’s just something that I do. I love pumpkin seeds.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday I do the following:
- Work Out Tape: Taebo Flex
Tuesday and Thursday
Strength Training Exercises
- Dumbbells/resistance bands
- Abdominal exercises
- Rebounding (cardio)
Saturday and Sunday
At this time I am not working out 7 days a week, but I am almost there. Right now I work out 3-5 times week. The above exercise regimen is my goal.
I am very proud of myself and the numbers show that I am making some progress. This is not easy by a long shot, but one thing I know is that it takes determination and dedication.
If I fall short one day, I do not let that stop me. I just do more the next day.
Until next time…