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.


  1. Woohoo! Congratulations on the progress!

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

  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.

  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.