Back in May, I ordered my first set of dvds (total workout). Like many others, I was totally into it at first. I would come home from work & do my workout immediatley.. I flew through the instructionals, and moved onto beh/rehab after about 1 week. I then decided to enter the contest and did a 14 day boot camp. I made it through the first 2 sets of pictures & then my life got a little crazy. I had to stop tapping for a bit, and didn't even have time to think about taking pictures or measurements.. So, I have to admit, I am a contest drop out[:I]
Once things started to settle down, I told myself it was time to jump back into the water again. I slowed it down & as others have suggested, really worked on the moves & watched my form. I started doing Basic Workout Plus, about 4 times a week. Then I decided to do a 4 day boot camp (beh/rehab) starting this past Monday. I told myself it was time to stop the excuses and just do it.
This week was a crazy week at work.. I would go to work, come home, do my workout, then log back on my computer & work till 2:00-3:00 am. However I had promised myself I wasn't going to give up. (no excuses, no excuses)
Yesterday was day 4 & I woke up feeling like I had been run over by a truck (sore throat, ear ache, body aches, monthly cramps etc). I decided to work from home & it was a really stressful day. Around 5:00, I was on my way to lie down for a few minutes before starting my last workout. At 5:01 my boss called with another emergency , which pumped my adrenaline way up. So once the emergency was dealt with, I skipped the nap & did my workout instead. The more I got into it, the better I felt
I have to say that this 4 day bootcamp was so much harder than the 14 day bootcamp I did at the beginning. I think my mind and body were focusing more , and I wasn't just going through the motions.
After my workout, I did my brushing again before my shower. (I have been faithfully brushing/taking my alfalfa through the summer). I always stand in front of the mirror to make sure I can really see my problem areas (butt and outer thighs).Just as I was about to do my outer right thigh, I did a double take.Hey where did that pocket of cellulite go? I swear there is one section that is totally gone... I still have a lot more to work on, but I was thrilled!
A very sweet reward indeed
I haven't measured yet, but I can feel my pants are looser, and I genrally feel good
I have read over and over again that watching my form, taking it slow, pressing rewind and pause are the best way to learn and get results.. but I never really thought they applied to me.. boy was I wrong. For all the other "rushers" out there, listen to the trainers and the experts... they know what they are talking about!
Thanks for listening