I can't believe its been 3 weeks already since I started this journey! I am exercising Tuesday-Saturday, I am eating better, and gradually loosing weight! But, I also feel better when I am out running errands, playing with Lagan, and doing chores.
A girl wrote me the other day (I didn't ask if it was ok to put her name here, so I wont) and she asked me what my workout was like?
Well, I have a workout in the morning, and then I do little things throughout the day that help too.
First is my morning workout. When I get home from dropping off Lagan at school, I do "Walk away the Pounds" with Leslie Sansone. I LOVE her! I have been doing WATP for years on and off and they are fun to do. Its not really hard at first, but they do get more challenging as you go. There is a basic 1, 2, and 3 mile walks. Then there are 4 and 5 mile walks. Kick boxing walks, firming walks, walks with weights, FAITH walks, you name it! There is even an entire program for Teens!
Now, I personally LOVE the latest DVD's I have. The first one being the 5-day Fit Walk. This one is AWESOME for adding something new every day. You start with a one mile, then a two mile, then a 30 minute walk (2 miles). Then there is a walk and kick, my favorite, that combines kick boxing and walking. Then the final day is the Power Mile, which is easy, quick, and fun. Its really fast though so its good to do the DVD in succession so you don't get too ahead of yourself! :)
The next DVD that I love is Walking the Walk, and it comes with a book too. In this DVD and book, Leslie walks you through the routine, combined with Praise music. And the book is all about incorporating your faith into your walk. Really amazing stuff.
But I have several other DVD's and they are all just as good!! So I HIGHLY recommend Walk away the Pounds. (Oh, and if you want a preview workout to try...there is a Teen workout that is 1 mile for FREE right here. Click teen mile in the morning.)
The next thing I do after my workout in the morning is when I'm doing the laundry, I run up the stairs and down instead of walking. Sometimes I even do squats as I'm going up. This was REALLY challenging to me at first, but its getting better every day. I also like to keep my feet moving while I'm washing the dishes, so I kinda walk in place like I would in my morning workout.
These little changes are going to make huge changes in my body! I can already tell.
So thanks so much to everyone for sticking by me. I'm going to go eat a healthy breakfast now! :)