Thursday, 10 May 2012
What a day! What a lonnnng day! Had I not laid in bed until 8:10 AM, I probably could've gotten up early and worked out, and then I could've gone to bed at a decent hour. Instead, I rushed to get the kids to school, rushed to get to work (no makeup on-had to apply that in the bathroom once I got there), work a full day there, rush to get back in time to get the kids from school, rush to fix supper, and rush to get the kids to church. My daughter has a speaking part in the upcoming musical, and she had to be there at 5 PM to rehearse for that. Then both of my children go to choir at 5:30 and then AWANA after that. I report to the church nursery at 5:30 and typically work with either the itty bitty babies or the 1 year olds. The 1 year olds are my favorite :) I get my baby fix, and then I get to give em back and go back to my life.
Wow, how'd I get so off track here... ok, so I got home from church around 9 PM, had to help my youngest with his homework, get them both showered and in pajamas, then put them to bed. THEN I finally got to work out. I opted for Plyometrics, which is a lot of jumping around. I gave it my all, except for the air guitar move, because that one has a very LOUD landing, and I didn't want to shake the whole house or make a lot of noise and wake up the kiddos. The workout was 60 minutes long and Tony Horton calls it "The Mother of all P90X workouts". It's actually NOT a part of the Lean Version of P90X, but I tried it a couple of weeks ago and discovered that it targets my butt, thighs, and legs, which is where I neeeed help. I was drenched in sweat afterwards, which is how I gauge a really good workout.
I got another compliment tonight. A friend told me I was looking really good. I love to receive compliments, especially after working so hard. There are days when I get so frustrated and just want to give up... but I have to remind myself of how far I've COME. Here are before and after pictures. No, I don't look perfect right now, but I've definitely made a lot of progress.
WEEK 1: Blue tankini, back view and front view:
Week 12: Hot pink string bikini, back view and front view.
Like I said, NOT perfect... definitely still some problem areas, but I can't let it get me down. I've come a long way :) I still have more work to do, but looking at these pictures does make me feel a little bit better about my little stomach pooch.