I continue to make strides in how well I am able to follow along with my exercise tapes. My only major challenge has been some issues with knee pain and of course my ever irritating left foot (that I do feel is getting better). I have increased weights for my lat rows up to 15 lbs and use the 5 and 6 pound weights for my deltoid muscles. The legs I manage to use good form without weights and a lower step for leg press, although I have decided that I will use the 10 inch step. I need to change out exercise benches so I have choices with firm stuff.
My clothes continue to fit better. I can easily wear the shirt I want to wear for July 4, and in the peach shirt I inherited from my aunt my arms fit in better all the time. I figure another 15 pounds needs to come off before I wear it "well". Clothes can tell you a great deal.
I continue to love my scale better than I thought it would, because it simply shows me fat percentage loss on many days that nothing else happens, so progress! That is an amazing thing so while I like my fitbit, my scale Aria is my buddy.
I continue to feel better- oh I did get another pair of sketchers that were on sale and love that brand of shoes for my feet. It is helping with that stubborn but improving left foot. I treat it well, rubbing and massaging with coconut oil and try to do little exercises with my feet and toes when sitting up or reading in bed.
I expect another program to arrive this week with a barbell and again seem to work in an "aerobic" type way- the best I could compare the firm and this to is circuit training.
I found an amazing recipe on Rachel Ray, chicken with pumpkin seed sauce I am going to try today. If it is good I will post the link here.
Food has to be good, filling and rewarding or you can't continue with it, low carb or high carb. That is a reality. So I keep working to find things that will work for everyone in my household, because I simply love them and want them to feel well.