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I shared in a quick post on the blog Facebook wall last week that I’d ordered the Turbo Jam Challenge Pack from Beachbody to help jump-start a much-needed quest for health. Almost all the weight I lost last year has crept back on my frame. And, I know that my comfort eating to alleviate stress is NOT helping in the least. Instead, I feel worse by the day.
Just over a month ago, I started going to a local Fit Club on Saturday mornings that a friend from church had started. I’ve only gone 3 times, but have enjoyed each one (even if the particular Beachbody workout wouldn’t be my top pick to do.) I do TONS of modifying of moves to protect from injury and know that my poor core has been neglected for too long. I think I was just harboring the excuse of the cesareans to avoid pushing and trying to reclaim a better body. And, I keep telling myself that I’m in far better shape than I was when P was born (when I topped the scales at 264 pounds just before that cesarean!)
My buddy convinced me to order up a challenge pack and make that commitment. You know the saying “Put your money where your mouth is!”? Well, that’s what I’m doing. My money has been spent and the challenge pack arrived on Friday last week.
Yesterday I started the program, although I’m not fully ready for the ‘diet’ component. There’s a pamphlet to turbo charge the program and help you drop up to 10 pounds in 10 days using the exercise program and a 1300 calorie low carb diet. I’m hesitant to take that full leap as I like my carbs. And, am optimistic that giving up my late night snacking and near-daily chocolate splurges will help trim a good number of calories from my diet.
I started my day with Shakeology for breakfast after drinking a glass of water. I added some homemade almond butter plus unsweetened almond milk and ice cubes to get something very shake-like. The boys actually tried to steal my breakfast as it looked and smelled that good!
Beyond plunking down my money for the program, I’m also going to blog for extra accountability. I need it! And, I really want to feel better and look better for my family. Yes, being able to leave the buffer zone between ‘normal’ and ‘plus’ sizes is something I am looking forward to doing. The bottom-line, though, is that I want to be able to do the more challenging hikes with the older boys and not get winded or worry about an injury like I do now. Or, even to keep close to their pace on the hikes without hearing a complaint from the peanut gallery!
I’ll end with a photo of me with the DVD case just after doing the Learn & Burn workout for the first time. I worked up a decent sweat, felt challenged learning the new moves, yet didn’t feel like it is impossible to do.
Disclaimer ~ I am so convinced that this will change my life and want to help others, that I signed up as a Beachbody Coach. If you are interested in learning more, take a visit over at my Beachbody site.
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