I've just started the third week of my program and I gotta tell you. I'm feeling good. I didn't think I would say this so early but I'm impressed. Last night, I did NOT feel like working out but I made myself do it and after I finised I was really so glad I did. If there is one thing you can say about me, I'm not cliche and I got two big hips that I tend to shoot straight from. You can always expect my honest feelings and reactions about the products I purchase. I've ordered my fair share of workout DVDs and gadgets and I can't even lie, I'm glad that I invested in the KettleWorx system. The workouts are short, you do a different one every time so you don't get bored and they are presented in a way that pushes you to keep going even when your muscles are aching for relief. At first I was like how hard could these lil 20 min workouts be? Or am I really getting a full body workout in such a short amount of time? But last night the back of my wife beater was DRENCHED and my breathing was labored..If I'd spent those 20 minutes on the elliptical I'm certain it wouldn't have been that serious.
As usual when I decide to take my fitness seriously I'm good for two weeks before I start getting lazy. I feel the slothfulness brewing, but I will press on, lol. Its not just the working out, it's eating, one of the things I've always loved to do. Previously I've completely cut out types of food. I'd stop eating meat or carbs or dairy. I can keep it up for a bit but when I try to integrate those things back into my diet I feel really guilty and beat myself up. This time, I've decided that I won't be so strict in limiting myself in what I can and can not eat. While being vegetarian/vegan for a period of time did teach me how to integrate healthier options into my diet and enjoy them, I've learned that living with out chicken and cheese is just not the life that I'm about. #judgemefreely I don't even care. Frankly, I'm just too much of a foodie for all that. I think that if I work hard I deserve to have the things that I enjoy, I just need to learn some restraint. This time that I will really work to strengthen my discipline and learn how to eat the foods that I enjoy in moderation. I know this is going to be HARD because,as embarrassing as it is for me to admit this, I LOVE FRIED CHICKEN and when I eat it, I tend to want to eat it as much as I can. *Sigh* Anyway, while I'm doing this 6wk Kettleworx program I've decided to allow myself chicken and fish but only baked. If I make it through I will treat myself to Popeyes! I won't go crazy. I'll have just two pieces and I'll make sure it's midday on a double workout day. I'll skip the seasoned fries (although I love them) and I'll have lots and lots of water. This way I'll have something to work toward. Fair enough?!
I'll wrap up this entry here, and stay tuned. I've been keeping track of my progress by taking my measurements. My tail is looking great in my jeans already so I'm sure I'll have good news when I finish the 6wk transformation. Happy Healthy Living Guys!