Hi everyone. Yes, I realize its Saturday, but lets not split hairs. I'm really trying to focus of keeping the momentum going. This seems to harder than I thought it would be. Keeping a momentum of working out, and eating healthy is becoming harder and harder for me to stick to. Having multiple children, I realize, isn't an excuse but for me it seems to be the root of my problem. Although I will say that having my oldest in school has been helpful on many levels. I'm walking roughly four miles every day, taking Brian to school. Then I'm usually able to squeeze in another workout - either one of the workouts on my iphone workout app or P90X. I feel like I'm finding my new rhythm. It's a new and different one of course. Adaptation is key; and I think we women are really good at it. I find myself getting frustrated and I tend to fall into a sort of trap if you will. One in which I find myself getting ridiculously frustrated with commercials that talk about how easy it is to lose weight. Track your food, get your "coach", order your six weeks of food and get two weeks free. *insert eye roll* Here's the thing, you and I both know anyone can initially loose weight if they have the money to order months of food, perfectly portioned out, pay for a person a personal trainer, or pay for someone to watch their kids so they can go to a gym (because their husband is literally almost never home) or go grocery shopping so you can actually pay attention to what you are doing. I am so super proud of myself though, because I've gotten really good at my meal planning, which helps with budgeting and eating better.
So, what have I been doing...what am I doing to combat this? I've been doing P90X. I decided to put the calendar up on my bedroom door, in a prominent place so that it will help me to remember. I'm tracking everything on My Fitness Pal. I know, I know, everyone does it. But writing down what I'm eating really helps me stay on track. I also discovered an amazing app called Workout Trainer. It's a free iPhone app. There's an upraded version that costs like $2.99 I think. Whenever I need something short, or something to concentrate on a particular area because I want to mix it up, I go to this app. So many kinds of workouts of varying difficulty, length, in home or at a gym. There are even user reviews, which is also really helpful. It's an amazing app and I've really enjoyed using it. I can do it while I'm watching tv or listening to Pandora or whatever else. Along with that I've been walking my son to and from school, pushing the double stroller, with my middle and youngest in it. Sometimes Ami walks, but mostly she takes advantage of the free ride, wouldn't you?
I also decided to partner with Fembody Nutrition. You can see my review for the appetite suppressing gum here. Paula Abdul (I know, I know, yuck it up!) is one of the celebrity endorsements of FemBody. You can't argue with the fact that she actually looks pretty darn good.
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