jademermaid: (Maya)
It's sometimes amazing to me that the wagon hasn't left me in the dust, as many times as I've fallen from it.

My weight is actually doing okay, but my belly is poofy and I feel tired all the time, so it's time to get back to working out. [livejournal.com profile] tribalesque says she is going to join me on the wagon, so at least I'll have some company. Of course if anyone else wants to start posting their workouts again, that is always a good thing.

New DVD, Walk Away the Pounds, Super Fat Burning. This one's going to be a regular, I think.

I like Leslie Sansone's stuff because anyone can do it, even if you feel tight or lethargic, the movements are easy, she just raises the intensity level to make your musles work hard. This is more intense than the others I have by her, and I really like it. It's a three mile aerobic walk, but I stopped at two miles because I am out of shape, and I know I have to do some grocery shopping today. Spending the spoons wisely.

So, two miles high intensity aerobic walking.

I will do my drills after shopping.



a body in motion will remain in the same state of motion unless chocolate forces act upon it!
jademermaid: (Me tribal)
Yesterday I went for a mile walk at the park with Rose, and today I have done my drills but nothing else.  I do have class tonight, so at least that's something.  Tomorrow I plan to get back with the weight training DVD.

I suppose I could at least get 60 crunches in before class, let's see if I keep to that.

I have lost 3 or 4 pounds since the hafla according to my scale. That's not surprising, since I was a bloated whale at the time!  I really feel the need to get back down at least 10 more pounds ASAP, and a few more wouldn't hurt. The weather is nicer now and that always helps. I've been eating better and less, and drinking more water.  All of these are natural changes to me, I just don't feel like I want to eat as much when it's nice outside.

Today I had my protein shake, which I adapted from a TV show I watch quite often.  It's:

an assortment of frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and peaches=2 cups total),
a scoop of soy protein powder,
a teaspoon of flaxseed oil,
a drizzle of dark local honey,
a banana and half a cup of warm water.

Blend it up and it's yummy stuff!  It also fills me up in the morning, when I do my most intense eating for some reason. I've been having these shakes for breakfast most mornings for the past week or so.  I really think they are helping.  I'm thinking of adding more healthy stuff in a little at a time.

I made my apple pork chop recipe with pork loin instead, and it was pretty good--the meat was not as yummy because there is less fat, but the apple helped make up for it.  For early dinner I had low fat cottage cheese and a yummy mango I bought down at Shubha's, and a handful of unsalted sunflower seeds.  Tonight I'm planning on either a salad or a turkey wrap.  I hope this pays off, because I really hate dieting.  I think I'm going to go back to what used to work for me while I was on the road--I would eat light all week, and then have a guilt free lunch and dinner on Sundays. Of course I was dancing five sets a night back then, but it should still work, and it did keep me from cheating too much.

jademermaid: (Wonder woman pose)



Yep, the weather is starting to clear up, so I'm able to work out again!  Yay!  More posts on your friend's lists, haha!

Today I did:

Bellydance drills:

16 up hips rt
16 up hips lft
16 down hips rt
16 down hips lft
16 pelvic locks front
16 pelvic locks back
16 chest lifts
16 chest drops
16 chest slides (back and forth)
16 horizontal chest circles
16 body rolls down
16 body rolls up
16 belly rolls up
16 belly rolls down
16 umi rt
16 umi lft
16 maya (alternating sides)
16 taxim (alternating sides)



Get Ripped! with Jari Love

(about 60 minutes, I used my light dumbells for the lunges and shoulder work, and the ten pound ones for the deadlifts and rows)

Leslie Sansone Power Walk (I did one mile, about 20 minutes)

Get ripped is great if you want a weight training DVD that is very adjustable for bad knees or shoulders, it offers lots of variations on the exercises.  When I was done I felt immediately stronger and more solid in my limbs and abs.  It covers the whole body, and is good for men or women. (yes [profile] icbhod , she is hot!)

I really felt flabby and huge at the hafla, and I know I've gained weight and lost a lot of stamina.  After my solo, I had to sit in the back for a couple of minutes to catch my breath, and I got a little dizzy too. My knee hurts like hell, but I pushed on through in the hopes it will pay off tomorrow and I'll feel ready to do some more work.

Right, so now I have to clean the house, because it is gross.  :-o
jademermaid: (Rachel Backbend)
45 minutes, weight loss focus, Yourself Fitness. I burned a copy of the Covenant sountrack to exercise to, it's not bad! Parts of it are like death metal background music! it will never beat Rob Zombie's Music to Strip By, but it's good for a change. I also added in some bicep curls and shoulder presses in place of her lunges, since the knees are pretty crackly today. I did them with my new 10 pound weights, and it went pretty well.

Bellydance drills. Yeah, I've dusted them off again. They really were helping me stay toned up, so I'm hoping to slip them in at least four times a week.



16 up hips rt
16 up hips lft
16 down hips rt
16 down hips lft
16 pelvic locks front
16 pelvic locks back
16 chest lifts
16 chest drops
16 chest slides (back and forth)
16 horizontal chest circles
16 body rolls down
16 body rolls up
16 belly rolls up
16 belly rolls down
16 umi rt
16 umi lft
16 maya (alternating sides)
16 taxim (alternating sides)

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