So anyway: I decided that I would attempt this workout again. "ATTEMPT? ATTEMPT? You are not here to phone this one in! You start strong and you finish strong!" I could hear Jillian saying (in my head) There is nothing that bothers Jillian more than someone who starts strong and craps out at the end of the workout.
So I made her a deal... I will promise to finish as strong as I can JILLIAN. That means that I will have to PACE myself through the workout until I get stronger.
So my goal this day was to not stop! That is the best I can do! Maybe on the Burpies... did I mention that currently I HATE BURPIES? Maybe on the burpies I will have to step out and in and not jump but I will NOT STOP. On mountain climbers I might have to do leg lifts and reaches only and not run like a mad woman the entire time. But I WILL NOT STOP. I also promised that if I had extra energy at the end of the workout I would not hold back. I would give it my all on the last sets and yes... I would run like a mad woman. Well... my curtains are closed... I am not going to offend anyone!
I decided that if Jillian were here with me she would agree that this was a GREAT next step.
So that was the goal and that is basically what I did. Okay I had to stop for a second to take a few sips of water here and there but I kept going. Now I don't know that right now I can do this every day ... Jillian wants me to do this every day. She is like that new friend who wants you to be around them all the time but you have other stuff to do... like make bears, feed the babies, feed your husband... etc. But she's right too, you DO have to make time for you.
It's like the airline Stuarts say, put the oxygen mask on yourself first and then assist the others.
Okay so the oxygen mask is on and I will attempt this workout as often as possible. That means at least 3 times a week for now and if I am up to it I will scream with Jillian some more!
Did you know that Jillian use to be a big gal?
Now I started this some time ago but fell off the wagon. Then the wagon came around again and this time it had some of my family members on it... my Mum and my cousin. My cousin has lost 17 pounds now and my Mum was jumpin on and off that wagon so I thought I better get back on to get her back on too. So we are all doing our own version of incorporating exercise into our lives but we are all on the new points plus Weight Watchers plan.
For inspiration on a daily basis there is the beautiful and talented Jennifer Hudson:
I also purchased a subscription for my Mum and me to Weight Watchers magazine. It is a FABULOUS magazine even if you are not on WW. I have found some excellent recipes in this magazine and made some to keep my eating exciting. I will be posting those recipes and photos under the CHOW page on this blog. Just go to the top of the blog and click the CHOW button to see the most delicious low fat stuff available.
Now, I have to tell you, I love food and don't like to be hungry. But I am also not a NO FAT gal. I have looked at those packages and cannot even pronounce the ingredients so I alter the recipes to have the same amount of points but I use LOW FAT not no fat. I think it's better so just be aware of that in my recipes.
So ... that's the scoop so far. I have lost 5 pounds to date and my next weigh in is this Monday. I'll come back with word on the progress soon. I think I will see Jillian tonight but maybe not till tomorrow night... I'll have to see how much she is screaming at me by the end of the day today.