Posts Tagged ‘metamorphosis’

$21.25, Meta Day 1, What Rebounder to Buy?

So as of yesterday, I was up to 19.25.  Today, my new total is 21.25.

I have been having protein shakes for breakfast.  The hubby likes them, too.  I had some quinoa pasta and mushrooms with marinara sauce for dinner, but I had some cookies, too, for snacks, so that was negative in money.   I am definitely losing money on the snacks, so I need to be careful.

I really love getting back to Metamorphosis!  Day One went very well, and my endorphins were running high afterward, which was   I did 15 minutes on the rebounder, which was GREAT.  It was really nice to do cardio on the rebounder.  It was exhausting, though.  I had to do five minute incraments.  I also did 15 minute Ballet Beautiful Arms.  So I did one hour today.

The rebounder I have is a Cellerciser.  http://www.cellerciser.com/  I have the half bending one, and I do have the stability bar to hang on to, like an old person.  ; )  David Hall, who makes them, is incredible, and has a neat testimony on his page.  You MUST be careful about what rebounder you buy.  You can buy very cheap ones for under $100, even sometimes under $50, and they will do horrible things to your body.  You can seriously injure yourself.  If you want to get a rebounder, make sure you buy one and invest in it.  Another reall good rebounder that is VERY expensive.  Another great brand is http://www.qibounding.com/rebounder.html, which are bungee cord rebounders, but those are VERY expensive.  The cellerciser is expensive, but not quite as expensive as a bungee rebounder.  The cellerciser can be slightly noisy, but it doesn’t bother me.

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I hope everyone had a nice day!  <3

$18.25, Weight Staying Steady, Meta Starts Tomorrow

Well, I went up a little in my money, but not quite as high as I had hoped by any means.  I ate way too many neutral meals, and then I flew today and was super queasy, so unfortunately, carbs is sometimes the only cure for that.  I almost threw up on the plane, so that wasn’t very much fun at all.  I usually fly much better, but it was just a nauseating flight.  My sister felt sick, too.  Ick.

So I am up to $18.25.  For sake of easy math, I am forgetting about my cute penny I found on my walk the other day, though it is still in my money jar and it will be counted at the end.

I am now home, though, safe and sound for a while, and I FINALLY get to start doing Tracy Anderson METAMORPHOSIS starting tomorrow!  I am SO beyond excited about it.  And I have access to my rebounder, so I will be doing the dance cardio mainly on that since it is so good for your lymph system. 

My weight has stayed the same, too, so still down only two and a half pounds.  I know it is because I haven’t been pushing my workouts the past few days and seem to do every other day, which is good, but not good enough.  I am definitely not making enough money for my year goal fund.  I unfortunately don’t have a working scale currently, so I will have to go by my clothing feel for a while, which, let’s be honest, is better any way.  However, I am feeling my love handles shrinking a bit, and my pants are starting to fit a bit better.

Well, it’s way past my bedtime, so I hope you all have a good night, or a great morning, whenever you read this.

<3

New Year, New Goals, and Working Out Again.

Hello to all of you!  I hope you guys have been doing GREAT and full of health and happiness.  Sorry I have been MIA for so long.  Life got really crazy last year.  Just a quick update, since you guys have always been so kind and always asking about my sister.  <3

We were in Houston while my sister attended MD Anderson Cancer Center for nine, yes NINE, months, living out of an extended stay hotel.  That is long enough to grow a little baby!  To be honest, I thought it would be easy to workout there.  It was just my sister and myself for most of the time besides some visits from my parents, friends, and family during that time, but for some reason, it just didn’t happen.  I think it was the chaos of it all, not having a car, taking shuttles and taxis to and from places, and just plenty of wasted time doing that, waiting for doctor’s appointments, et cetera.  Also, I am giving some major excuses.  I could have worked out, and I did sometimes, I just didn’t stick with it.  I was in a total emotional and physical funk the whole time I was there. 

We were in walking distance of a grocery store, Kroger, which was good and bad.  Good, because since we didn’t have a car, I could get the groceries and carry them home.  Bad because when I wanted Ben and Jerry’s, I could decide between walking down to the hotel lobby or walking over to the grocery store.  I went to Whole Foods about three or four times during the whole time I was there, and Houston was full of yummy, bad for you food.  I medicated myself with food, and I gained…ready…about 35 pounds.  35 POUNDS!!  IN A YEAR!  Isn’t that horrible?  It IS like I had a baby or something in that nine months being gone. 

We came home around the end of November, and I finally got to my HOME in mid-December.  We are back visiting my parents, but soon I will be home again.

I have NEVER been this heavy in my life.  I went to the doctor, and I had to weigh myself twice to believe it.  The nurse was horrible and old and was like, “Well, you do look like you could weigh X amount.”  I started to cry.  My sister, who is VERY honest with me, says I don’t look like I weigh this much, but I just feel icky.

Anyway, I feel ready again, ready to hit it hard and make changes.  It makes me so angry and upset with myself, because if I had just done SOMETHING for the past year, I wouldn’t be in the place I am.  If I had just kept up with working out, I would be much happier.  But we can’t live in the past and we can only take life one day at a time, right?

So I am approaching this at a whole new angle.  I got the idea from Pinterest (so addicting, by the way).  PAY yourself to work out!  Instead of always saying, when I lose 10 pounds, I will treat myself and buy that new sweater, I am going to pay myself for actually working out and eating well.  This way, by the end of the year, I can get something fantastic and will have actually worked for it.  Maybe I can still do rewards along the way of losing pounds, but this way, I won’t be beating myself up the whole year.  It’s like a lifestyle, and if I don’t want to work out, I won’t get to pay myself.

Here is how I am doing it:  50 cents every 15 minutes.  So an hour of working out, I get $2.00.  I do not lose money if I don’t work out, I just don’t get paid for that day.

I will post a real pick of my jar when I get home.  I am also throwing in any spare change I find in it, ’cause I CAN! ; )

I am also paying myself for eating well.  Perfect is $2.00 a day, which means NOTHING bad, no bad bread, sugar, that type of thing.  $1.00 is reasonable healthy food, no junk food.  Starting Monday, I am going to maybe subtract money if I eat junk food.  What do you think?  I was thinking maybe 50 cents or a dollar, but I’m not sure yet.  Not getting the money seems to do enough for me.

I am still getting my diet figured out.  I have been starting to use this protein powder, Warrior Blend from Sunwarrior: http://www.sunwarrior.com/warriorblend/, and it is really great.  It is made with pea, cranberry, hemp, and coconut.  It is a lot better tasting than rice protein, only a little chalky tasting.  And it is pretty reasonable, especially if you buy it from iHerb.com.  I think it comes to about $1.00 a serving or so, maybe even a little less.  I know Tracy Anderson came out with a protein powder that costs around $4.00 a serving, but I feel like this might be higher quality, even though I think hers seems to be good quality, too.

So far, for two days, I have  made $4.00.  I have worked out twice for 50 minutes and 70 minutes the past two days.  I would eventually like to workout for about two hours a day because I want to get this weight off FAST.  Right now, I am doing the old, original Buns of Steel by Greg Smithey, which I LOVE.  I honestly think it is my most favorite video of all time.  It is beyond cheesy, but it’s so happy, and it’s so HARD.  It is a little lazy hard, though.  You get to lay down for a lot of it, even though the leg work is very difficult.  If you want to purchase it, you can buy it here:  http://www.originalbunsofsteeldvd.com/.  You should read the reviews on Amazon, they are ridiculously awesome.

I am doing some YouTube Tracy Anderson standing ab videos (Stacy and V for Valentine’s Day), a Tracy arm video, and then back dancing (butt thrusts laying down on your back) from a Lotte Berk video I had.  It feels great to workout again.  Eventually I want to get back into Metamorphosis, though I wish I would have bought Glute or Hip instead of Ab.  But, I can always switch when I get to Continuity.  I mean, really, any exercise is better than NO exercise, and I think it will be great.  When I did get back from Houston in October, I did go to a few classes of the Dailey Method, which were fantastic!  I got sick, though, so that threw a kink in working out, like, REALLY sick, but the classes were great.  They were expensive, though, but the ladies in there look amazing, very tight and tiny.  And SO MUCH lululemon, which I like.  It was weird, though, because I was the fattest girl in the class.  And, yes, I did gain weight this past year, but it just goes to show how fit that class can make you.  All those barre classes I feel are great.

So that is the big update!  I am going to take pics and measurements this weekend, so stay tuned.  Much love to all of you!  I hope this year will be GREAT!

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