jo_anne_storm: (BtVS -- Ow!)
Oh yeah.  So that I don't have a stroke at age 35 or multiple heart attacks before 53. 

Day 2: AKA: Oh, crap, my hips hurt!  Or, OW OW OW OW OW!

Not sure why my hips hurt.  It's the joints themselves.  Other than that, I'm not too sore.  Which is good.

Today's session was...  Not as strenuous as yesterday.  I took more breaks.  Did not go quite as fast.  I'll work up to going faster.  And jumping.  I concentrated more on form today.

I'm right at 200#. 

So, I'm not going to talk about this every day.  I'm not Bridget Jones.  Once a week, if I remember. 

All in all, though, I feel pretty good.  Endorphins are my friends, right?
jo_anne_storm: (House -- Not Broken)
Anyone who has been unable to sleep lately has probably run across the infomercials for the Insanity workout.  60 minutes a day to a new you, with really in shape people testifying that they could not finish the first day, or even the first week, but that they stuck with it and lost a bazillion pounds.  $120, plus another $25 for shipping and handling.

No.  Just no. 

No way can I spend 60 minutes a day working out unless I'm going to a gym and paying someone to watch my baby.  And I'm not paying $150 for workout videos.  Not happening.  I don't care about the results they promise.

Enter yesterday's Dr. Oz.  He had the guy on the show and has posted a 15 minute workout on his website.  For free.  Win.

So, I just did it.  Or, a modified version of it.  All that jumping around is not made for large chests.  

And, yeah, I'm gonna die.  I feel pretty good, mind you, but I'm also still out of breath 15 minutes later.  I can't image doing it for 60 minutes!

*sigh*  We'll see how long I can stick with it.  It's only 15 minutes, including the warm up, and is actually kinda fun.  I can also feel the soreness already.  Because I am just that out of shape.

jo_anne_storm: (BtVS -- Babble)
I don't normally watch the doctor talk shows.  Because the doctors annoy me.  But I was impressed with Dr. Oz starting out his spiel today saying that being healthy did not mean looking like Twiggy.  Yay. 

So...  I stepped on the scale today.  I don't normally, because it depresses me.  And for the first time in about 8 years, it read under 200 pounds.  *blinks*  I've lost approximately 15 pounds in a month.  How?  Good question.  Where?  Also a good question.

OK, I have made some lifestyle changes.  I'm trying to not sit my fat butt in front of the tv/computer so much.  And trying, with limited success, to do some sort of exercise every day, even if it's just some crunches.  We've switched back to whole wheat bread and pasta, for the most part.  And I'm trying to drink more liquids during the day.  Which is oddly hard.  I forget to drink and I? don't know why.

I should mention that we don't really eat unhealthy around here.  I mean, sure, we should add in more fruits and veggies, but there's really no junk food in my house.  The kids eat apples, pears, bananas, etc for snacks.  We easily go through 9 pounds of apples a week.  That's just the apples.  And they're not going to waste.  Youngest eats everything but the stem.  Eldest leaves a scrap of the core. 

So where did my lost 15 pounds come from?  No idea.  I don't look or feel like I have lost any weight.  Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that I'm under 200 pounds again, but I really wish I could see the change. 

Of course, the 15 pounds could just be from the hair #3 has pulled from my head.  Today.

jo_anne_storm: (Mentalist)
It's...  Been an interesting couple of weeks.

DH, Rose, MiL )
So...  Yeah.  Life has been interesting... 

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