Wednesday, January 22, 2014

workout wednesday: week 2


I bought special shoes just for this cross training workout. I forgot to take pictures of them, but I believe they were these Nike Flex Trainer 3s.

My feet hurt a little bit at first, but I thought it was just the side effect of a new workout. However, by the end of the first week, I couldn’t even hold the stretches at the end because my feet hurt so badly.

After a little bit of internet research, I learned that Shaun T himself has super flat feet like mine that cause him pain during his own workout! So, when he’s at home he just wears a pair of "fly a$$ socks" {his words, not mine} so his feet are able to move naturally and pivot in all directions.

So, I took his advice, returned my Flex Trainers, and not only saved myself $70 but also stopped the foot pain. The downside is that I have to get creative with the workout mat since our carpet isn’t barefoot workout friendly, but it’s worth it to avoid the pain.

the exercise

· I took the initial Fit Test for the second time this week, and showed major improvement on every exercise.
· I’m also getting stronger in the stretches – but can anyone show me how to do a deep lunge? My body doesn’t go in that position.
· Also did cardio abs for the first time, and it only hurt my back. I’ll have to work on that one.

the diet

· In case you’re wondering, I gave up completely on the Nutritional Guide. It’s just not reasonable for my schedule {or budget}.
· Instead, I’m just focusing on more healthy foods and less junk. We didn’t even go down the chip or snack aisle on our weekly grocery trip.
· However, we did go to Frost Bake Shop last night to get a Mississippi Mud Cake. Mmmmmm…. Worth it.

the brain

· I still feel great. And, I think my husband will tell you I’m a lot less cranky.
· Sometimes, I’d like to hit the snooze button, but I tell myself I’ll regret it later.
· And, I was super excited that the scale actually moved this week. Granted it went both down AND up, but at least it’s moving.

the numbers

Weight – 128.6 127.8
Fat - 25.6% 25.1%
Water – 51.7% 52%
Waist – 30” 29”
Hips – 38.5” 37.5”
Thigh – 22.5” 22”
Arm – 11.5”

the picture


My fly a$$ socks – if I can’t blind them with my speed, I’ll have to blind them with the highlighter yellow socks.


4 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Congratulations on the progress!

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  2. Thanks, Amanda! It's been rough but totally worth it!

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  3. I'm with you on eating healthy and not eating junk. That's what I did and it made a HUGE difference. I didn't even change how MUCH I ate... in fact, I probably eat MORE now... but it's the "good" stuff rather than slop. Pete and I buy 90% of our food from the perimeter of the grocery store. It's a pretty good guideline in a lot of cases.

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  4. We like to stay on the perimeter of the grocery store, too. And our bill is normally cheaper when we do that! My only problem is that I have a hard time finding healthy foods to snack on. Daniel doesn't like any sort of preparation - he just wants to grab and eat - so I feel a little limited in that area.

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