I decided to change my blog’s name. After I’m done with Body Revolution, I want to keep blogging my weight loss progress, so it seemed only fitting to get rid of the “body revolution” in the title. This name sounds good to me. Cardio and Kids. Basically sums up my life lately. Kids. They are a workout by themselves! I swear I burn so many calories chasing them around all day.
Well today was not a good eating day for me. Don’t worry. I didn’t OVER eat. I UNDER ate. I was so busy. I had to cut the grass today but it was such a lovely break from the kiddos I did it all by myself. Usually my husband and I split the yard in half. We fight over it. We both want that break from the kids. Ha! But today I was selfish and wanted it all for myself. It turned out to be fun, but maybe a bit of a mistake? Well it just so happened to be the hottest day of the year so far. I think the heat index was 111? So I had to keep stopping and cooling off and getting water. But according to my HRM, I burned 1500 calories. Holy cow. It took me a whopping 2 hours and 44 minutes to finish the yard.
I used yesterday as a rest day because my head hurt so badly but I got right back with Jillian tonight. I did workout 11 again. I only have to do that workout TWO MORE TIMES! I am so close to the finish line. My husband says my body has really changed and that I will really be amazed when I see my after picture compared to my before picture. I hope so. I really will be brave and post my before picture.
So between my cutting the grass and Jillian Michaels workout, I burned 1882 calories. I did not eat them all back. And in fact, I was still UNDER my calories without even adding the exercise calories. Oh well. I didn’t do that intentionally, but at least I feel a little better about overeating last weekend at the wedding. I figure today just balances out that bad day.
So last week we went to the zoo. We have a membership there so we go whenever we have a free day. My son usually begs to see the animals. So we pack a picnic lunch, visit the zoo, and then let him play at the park after we eat. It’s so much fun! Here are a few pictures from our fun day. (Sorry for the photo bomb!)
Hubby and son.
Have you seen a tapir? They are weird. And spray urine. Gross!
So I am officiallly halfway through week 12 of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. Last weekend I went to a wedding and ate way too much, so my weight has been up. I finally got it back down to where I was before the wedding so *hopefully* I will see a loss when I weigh in on Monday. Next week is my very last week with Body Revolution. I’m excited to take my before and after picture because I really have no idea how much of a change I will see. I know that I have changed, I just haven’t seen a picture comparison yet. Hopefully I did change a lot and that you can see that too. I’m ready to be done, but also I want to keep going! I wish Jillian had made a Body Revolution Part 2! 🙁 Oh well. I will move on to Insanity and then come back for another round of Body Revolution. I just want to mix things up for my body a bit. How is everyone else doing with this program? Are you seeing any great results?
So yesterday was workout 12 and today was Cardio 3 (again). Workout 12 was not as bad as I thought it was going to be but wheel pushups were killer. Wheel pushups… how to describe them. It’s like you are bending over backwards and doing pushups at the same time. Yeah. Jillian Michaels just about killed me with that move. I couldn’t do the pushing up part so I just held myself in that wheel pose.
I’m kind of bummed out that my Body Revolution with Jillian is almost done. I am halfway through week 11 now. So just 2.5 more weeks and I will be done. I was going to restart the program and use heavier weights and do the more difficult modifications. But now I think I will do Insanity (um… TRY to do Insanity) to mix things up with my body a little bit. I heard that if you change up your routine it will shock your body and change it. So the plan is for me to try Insanity for the 60 days, then go BACK to Body Revolution for another round of 90 days! By my calculations, if I stay on track with both of these programs for their entirety, I should be able to meet my fitness goals. I would love to get down to 135. If I lose 2 pounds a week then I would meet that goal by the end of Insanity and Body Revolution Round 2. My husband just finished his first week of Insanity and lost 5 pounds. Anyone out there tried Insanity?
I took my measurements today just because my legs feel so much smaller. I was shocked that I have lost 3 inches in my bust. And 3 inches around my belly button. I will post my official inches/weight lost on my last day of Body Revolution. I’m nervous and excited to take my after picture. I FEEL like I look so much different than before, but when the pictures are side by side, I hope that other people will be able to see the difference as well.
I’m looking forward to workout 11 again tomorrow!