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okay. here i am. 3 months into working out 1-2x daily.
well,except for the 2 weeks i was in tx. i did the 30 day shred three times in those 2 weeks, but other than that my workouts consisted of mexican food and wine. nice. :)
i am feeling great. GREAT. it's funny...the number on the scale has only changed by about 5 pounds. but my body is completely different. and even better than that, my i FEEL completely different. i no longer am winded at the top of the stairs.
i can carry the babies around without feeling exhausted.
i feel better about myself. happier.
now if you ask harper she says when i "essercise" i'm sweaty and grumpy.
i can tell you what this refers to. it refers to when i'm leaving the YMCA and it's 100 degrees and humid and i've just sweated my you-know-what-off for an hour and i'm trying to get the babies to the car and she stops RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME and looks around like she's lost and i say HARPER!WHATAREYOUDOING?MOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!
yes, sweaty and grumpy a bit. i can admit it.
it's not always fun. it's HARD. lots of days i just want to skip exercising. but i've forced myself to go.
and i'm still working on the "eating healthy" thing. i've made some progress. lots of whole foods, no artificial sweeteners or ingredients. i only eat things i can pronounce. i only drink water (and coffee.i will NEVER get rid of my coffee, sorry).
no more white sugar, flour,pasta,or rice. way more veggies and fruit.
but i'm working on eating regularly. i tend to forget this when J is gone. we are committed to eating healthfully TOGETHER when he gets home. :)
today i thought i'd share some of my favorite exercise-related things with you.
disclaimer: i'm NO expert. i'm not a runner. i'm not a pro athlete. i just go to the gym every day and take a class. and i want to share what has really worked for me.
i LOVE these shaping tops by champion. LOVE them. i cannot say enough good things about them. they wick nicely and they make my stomach look way smaller. which is awesome. i've had four children. my stomach will take a LONG time to fix. and i'm okay with that. but i don't neccessarily want to look at it when i'm exercising. :)
but nothing compares to these c9by champion empire tops (i get them at target). i bought all three colors. aqua, purple,black. they FLOW over the stomach.i'm wearing it in the 2nd photo above! and they are fitted up top. i cannot explain my love for these tops. i'm so hoping they make more colors soon.
i like a good compression capri. for some odd reason i don't like exercising in shorts. nor do i like pants.
my favorites are the ones from champion (these are the shaping type as well)...LOVE
and the ruched ones from old navy
i haven't gotten a pair of nike free shoes yet, but that's next on my list.
right now i alternate between rykas:
and my favorite pair of brooks:
deodorant (yes, i'm going there.what? it's an important gym accessory!)
i LOVE the secret. it lasts long, and doesn't come off easily. the mitchum works amazingly well. almost too well,to be honest. even after a shower i could still smell it and it kind of drove me nuts. but it works.
at the gym i take:
step(thinking of dropping this one, it's my friday class and is really starting to bore me).
there is a cardio class i take sometimes that is amazingly hard but so effective. it's like an interval training sort of class. she had us run sprints once and i'm pretty sure i almost keeled over.
30 day shred:
really wanting to try turbofire next. i love turbokick and i need something similar to do at home.
so there you have it!
i'm really wanting to get a spin class and a yoga class into my schedule somewhere.
also when j gets home he is going to help me incorporate short crossFit type workouts.
i do so much cardio...i really need to bring in a bit of weight training. i want definition.
hoping someone found this post interesting or helpful...i'm now worried i talked waaaaay toooooo much and that it was boring. sorry! hahaha!
oh, i wanted to add this...i get asked a lot how i fit it in. especially when j's gone. my best answer is...i just do it. i have had a LOT less crafty time the last few months and i think that's just the way it's going to have to be. but there's simply not enough time for everything. when h and s start school it will be easier to balance i think.
p.s. GO GET THAT FLOWY CHAMPION TOP!!!