I completed Level 1, Day 1 today. It wasn't quite as hard as I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong- it was hard. I only have 3 pound hand weights, which seems piddly but for me, someone who hasn't worked out my arms in... well eons really, it was a lot.
I hate to say it, but she's also really hard to look at. Her face is so horsey! Sorry Jillian! The only other "negative" thing is that the girls who help are so incredibly ripped. Like 2% body fat, you can see every muscle moving, no flaws. And it makes me feel... flabby, LOL! I don't have any grand notions that I'll attain those bodies, because I don't have the time or desire to look like that. They look ripped. I want to look sexy, but in a toned way.
There are 3 sets of routines. Each set consists of 3 minutes strength training with hand weights, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs. The first set I did fine. The second set was harder. And the third set I thought I was going to faint. I'm looking forward to seeing my progress with the sets, as they get easier. There are 3 levels and you do each level for 10 days. So I'll do the routine I did today for the next 9 days and then move up in intensity. (GASP!)
Anyway, I did it which is the most important thing. I'm definitely going to have to do it during nap time. The concentration I need to be able to perform all the moves correctly is too intense to have my little kids running in and out, jumping about and flailing their arms and legs. I also think I need to do it after eating. It was way too fatiguing to do it in a fasted state, and I don't think I did each exercise as intensely as I could have if I would have had some fuel to burn.
When I was finished, I was a noodle. My legs and arms were quite literally wobbling. I had to give my arms a rest while washing my hair, that's how tired they were. This is a great thing! ;-)
Today I've eaten:
1/4c 1% milk
1 slice of bread
2t ff mayo
6 slices thin shaved deli meat
1 graham cracker (what can I say? I'm channeling Sunshine Mama!) ;-)
I'm marinating chicken in a chipotle marinade right now and will have that with a baked potato for dinner.
One last thing I'm changing up... I'm moving my weigh in day from Friday to Monday. The last 2 weekends, once my weigh in was done I've sort of heaved a sigh of relief and gone off plan all weekend. Not conducive to losing weight, as evidenced in my lower weight loss the last 2 weigh in days. So this week I'll weigh tomorrow and Monday, take whichever weight is lowest, LOL and then start weighing in on Mondays from here on out.
Hope everyone is doing well!!! Thank you so much for all the comments on my "To eat or not to eat" debate. I will listen to my body and make good choices.