So my turn to tell you all what I did this week. My new "rotation" started with The Firm Parts: Upper Body and Maximum Body Sculpting . I do one of those ever other day starting with the Maximum Body Sculpting on Monday mornings. I work out six days a week. Right after I finish the weight training I walk three miles with Leslie Sansone and try to get in the stretch with Tammie Lee Webb. I also come home every night and do another two miles, and sometimes I am rushing around to get it all together, especially for Tuesday and Thursday nights!
I am making progress with upping the weights. My little two pounds sit alone these days as three is now the lowest weight I do, usually for the flies where you kneel over and work the back of your arms. My four and six pound weights made it in so I have been mixing the fours into spots I was using threes, and will use the sixes where I have been using five. I am also noticing that I probably should get a 12 pound for lat rows. I just barely got the 10 and now I seem to need more so that is nice.
I walk better than ever with Leslie, hardly ever needing to take a moment to walk around slowing for my burning hip muscles- although that girl can still get me with a long kickback/pull down combination. You know the ones where she reaches her arms to heaven for a moment to thank God for her blessings and then pulls those arms up and down.
I noticed the last few days when I finish the weight training my muscles feel like a good, professional masseuse just had a crack at them. How cool is that- a Massage from weight lifting. I really love that feeling.
The stretch with Tammie Lee is as valuable to me-I feel relaxed and not as if I just worked out with weights and did a long walk and her little floor work one is the one I have been doing. I should do a full version sometime soon.
As always I get those agonizing family pictures still- you know the ones if you are as big as I am-where your darling grandchild is standing with you GORGEOUS and you look like Jabba the Hut behind. Those are hard but realistic moments. This is where I am at, and I have to keep going or it could get even worse. Then I have the fear this is never going to happen.
So it led to my daughter Muggs and I having the reverse conversation we have during her school year that if she as done well and all her work all semester, which she does, it is impossible to fail the class on the final. Our conversation went like this:"Mom you can't work this hard and not have it work sometime. It's impossible."
I know it is true. Look at Tigersue losing nothing noticeable for FIVE months and then whoosh it started to come off, when she had built healthy body tissue to that point- so I have to keep reminding myself I am building healthy body muscle now and it will pay off.