I’ve been reading ahead and putting it off - but today was the day that I finally did a workout. I am really glad that she has links for videos to all her exercises. Admittedly, while reading through this I thought it would be a breeze. I knew the movements already, wouldn’t need to take time learning them…I thought I would barely break a sweat.
I was wrong.
The videos are very informative. I don’t care for the sound quality and hearing traffic in the background is a bit distracting. She keeps the instruction light though and compliments you as though you’re in the same room. I will say it was time consuming. There’s two warm up videos, that day’s video and then two cool down videos. It easily totaled 45 minutes. However, her book does suggest only doing one warm up and cool down.
I was sweating by the end. Not like I do in my flow classes. I wasn’t working as hard and, of course, my house is not 80 degrees! My expectation/hope is that each day will be a little harder.
I didn’t follow any of the meal plan today. Did my usual hot water and lemon followed by a green smoothie for breakfast. Then leftover red beans and rice for lunch. I also did not do any beginning measurements or weigh-ins. If I lose weight/build tone then I’ll know by how I my clothes fit.
I think, from now on, I might do the journaling post as a separate one. However, for today I don’t feel like I have a lot to say (yet). So I’ll do it here. She asks that we work on finding balance. Starting with nourishing ourselves. Making ourselves a priority. Remember to say no to things that don’t serve you. And focusing on the good. Instead of always assuming (preparing) for the worst to happen - envision the best.
I am certainly guilty of always planning for the worst. Especially since motherhood. I’m always ready with a plan B “just in case” - I’m not sure I’ll ever shake that. But I owe it to my daughter, and to myself, to be confident of plan A more often.
I hoping to spend more time this evening really thinking over these ideas and trying to breath them into my everyday life…