Friday, May 28, 2010

Loving the Challenge

This is my first post here so I thought I'd do a quick intro. I'm a reasonably fit (I thought) mother of 3 but knew my core had never been strengthened after the babies and my workouts were getting old. I wasn't getting the results as quickly as I used to so I was finally ready to take a good look at my eating habits. This challenge was perfect timing. I had a hint of what I was getting into with Tami from doing a few of her classes in, I hate to say this, the mid-90's.

I have learned more about nutrition from tracking my food for a week than I would have believed possible. It's a bit painful to see the strange things I do - it's hard to log something like 1/2 slice of cheese, 3 broken crackers and a bread crust that I picked off of my kids' plate.

The cardio workout was awesome and completely stunned my body. I was sore for 4 days! I think I'll need a short extra warm-up ahead of time for future sessions. I felt really uncoordinated during Wednesday's core workout (maybe because I was still sore?). I don't have any yoga background and apparently no ab strength to speak of. Initially I didn't think I was working that hard and then I tried those last v-sits and had nothing left, I pretty much fell over. I did my first taped session today and it didn't work out as well. I wasn't at home and the wifi was sketchy. The good news is that although I had more breaks than I should have, I ended up repeating several parts. The ab work at the end was fantastic but really tough!

Here are a few photos in case anyone is interested in seeing what I look like when I'm not blundering around on the ooVoo screen.

Around my due date for #3.

This is closer to what I look like now but it's an older photo. No snow here!

new workout 05/27/2010

Todays video can be viewed here: