Happy Tuesday Loves!
Last week I started the real appeal workout journey. I was to do 4 days of working out – but the 4th day was Saturday and I was out of town, so I did skip it. However, I did three of them on schedule.
It was really great and I got my sweat on. I also liked the HIIT style they have. However, this week I’m starting a new program. (I know… I just started one!)
One of my best friends has been asking me to start DDP Yoga with him. He did it once already and was looking for a friend to help keep him accountable for another 13 week round of it. He knows my love for yoga – so he sent me the DVD’s. This week I’m going to do 3 days of DDP Yoga. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) I did the first round of it last night. Its like yoga but caffeinated! It gets your heart pumping just as good as my real appeal workouts last week. I am committed to doing this 13 week journey of DDP Yoga and then we’ll see how things go. Both workouts (Real Appeal & DDPY) were great at getting me moving and even hitting some muscles that haven’t worked hard in a long. However, I think it’ll be good for me to have an accountability buddy.
I’m still sticking with real appeal for their weekly check-ins, weigh ins, and help to get me eating better and taking care of myself. Last week I decided to increase my water intake. My pure water intake. For the past few years I’ve been adding crystal light energy mix to my water bottles. (It was sort of a happy medium between pop and water.) A fruity drink with a bump of caffeine. Last week – I didn’t do it at all. I just had plain water out of a big water glass every day and another glass when I was working out. I find myself not hating boring water as much as I did, and actually want to drink more water. (I’m a bit shocked myself at typing that!)
This week – I’m going to add some more veggies to my diet. You know that I kid and say I’m allergic to vegetables, but seriously, I don’t like them! My goal is to slowly add a bit more every day. I picked up some frozen brown rice & veggie mixes, and I’m eating my way thru a head of celery. I know celery probably isn’t the best, but its one that I like, so I’m going to count that for now! 🙂 I’m trying to get away from my favorite snacks like chips or even chocolate.
Oh and I did gain half a pound since last week. I had a delightful Easter weekend and I’m ok with the gain. I didn’t put on a ton of weight in a week – and its not going to come off that easily. So I’m taking baby steps towards being healthier and eating better.
Have a wonderful week friends! xo