Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lazy Day...

Hello everyone-

Yesterday was somewhat eventful, at work we had a huge power outage that resulted in my getting to go home early. I took the opportunity yesterday to enjoy being free during the daytime and took a nice leisurely walk for about a half an hour to loosen myself up.

A friend of mine sent me a DVD made by Madonna's former yoga trainer- Bryan Kest's Power Yoga Collection.  It has 3 levels- beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

What is power yoga? In a couple words, ashtanga yoga (the kind of yoga Madonna does).  I have always wanted to try but previous resources seemed very intimidating. I gave the beginner level of Bryan's DVD a quick watch and it seems pretty doable for a beginner like me.  I will review the DVD later when I do it a few more times.  

Today I feel honestly, like a lazy sack of crap. I blame it all on my last week not being on Tracy's diet and not getting enough sleep. I really need to start sleeping earlier. Lately I have been running on 4-5 hours of sleep a night and my face especially is suffering not to mention a general lack of energy from it. 

The solution- Since my holiday weekend started yesterday (after the power outage) I am going to take the time to actually get some sleep and rejuvenate myself because I start my omnab (omni/ab) workouts on Monday and perhaps try some yoga over the weekend.

If I don't post before the holiday, have a happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011



So lately I hear about people doing 2 different body types of metamorphosis at the same time. I have realized that if you do two completely different (not sharing any levels) body types, then technically you are getting a little bit of all four!

Let me explain.

Omnicentric and hipcentric share all odd levels, the evens are unique to them.  Abcentric and glute also share the odds. Now, if you take one from omni/hip and one from ab/glute you are technically doing all 4!

I am going to use omni and ab as an example (I will be doing this starting July 4)
On levels 1 and 9, all 4 have the same workout. Even levels- Working abs and omni.  Odd levels- working abs, omni, hip AND glute- because the latter two share with the main two.  All levels share the same arms and ab work. All level 2s have the same arms/abs, etc.

Basically the main two you choose would be the ones with your main problem areas. The odd levels are also working those main problem areas and working the secondary ones (doesn't hurt to work those too from time to time). 

As for time- it sounds like a lot of working out. However, if you have done Tracy's Mat workout, Post-pregnancy workout, /or the Perfect Design series, those workouts are one hour, as would be combining 2 metas if you do the arms and ab section again.

As for me personally, I had another little period of having to get the junk cravings out of my system, studying for my exam (and my monthly on the way) sort of screwed me up, so this time I will be double-meta-ing starting this coming Monday and will NOT eat all that other food I was eating last time I tried this.  That was also a learning experience for me, now I know better how the diet operates, etc and can be more prepared for it. As I said before I had some errors, not making enough of some foods, etc. 

For my American readers, the holiday is coming up (Independence day!) and I am very much looking forward to having the time off to relax. I've been sleep deprived and sore. Yuck.

Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Making the switch

I have no idea why but over this weekend I totally fell off my wagon. I haven’t exercised OR dieted all weekend and there really was no excuse for it this time.

The good news: I ordered the Abcentric metamorphosis AND the Abcentric continuity. While I am eagerly awaiting it in the mail, I am not following the dynamic eating plan until my new metamorphosis arrives. Instead I will be eating up the frozen vegetables and other surprisingly healthy stuff I have in the fridge that hasn’t gone bad yet. Less waste that way and I’m not doing damage since it’s healthy stuff.

As for working out I will not be completely inactive. Tonight I am going to try giving Beginner DC a run through. The choreographed stuff is more interesting to me since it doesn’t always really require a whole lot of jumping, and if you don’t jump around then there’s only a limited amount of cardio to do with meta. But that’s just me. My main weakness with working out is cardio endurance. And unfortunately the only way to improve that is to do more cardio.

Also, as I said before (correct me if I’m wrong)- I am thinking of doing both the abcentric and the omnicentric metas together. I am wondering if this will be too much, or if I should just focus on Abcentric and work more on getting my cardio up to speed. Or should I do both of those things- both metas and cardio.

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a happy Monday!

Friday, June 24, 2011

After my little break... And some before pics!

Hello everyone!

It's been a couple of days since I posted because I have been studying and taking my pre-entrance exam for nursing school. I know how it went in 2-3 weeks!
During these past two days I haven't worked out or even ate well (bad me).  But enough about that.
I have actually come to the realization that I am not omnicentric! I am actually abcentric and maybe a little omni.

Most of my weight in comparison to the rest of me is in my belly. However, my hips could use a little work as well as the rest of me. I am pretty straight built, what you see as being hips are actually pure fat saddlebags. NASTY!

The solution: Do 2 metas at once- Ab and omni. Since all the arms and floor abs are the same on all levels, just add the other centric's legs unless I want to do the arms and abs again (not a bad choice either).  As for continuity, I might just stick with ab since that seems to be where my main problem area is to begin with.
I will be getting back to my workout, and I might start over when I get my abcentric in the mail. I found more things I did wrong with the diet last time and want to start over and do it right. Until then I will be still exercising, mostly practicing my cardio.  That is my major weakness.  I actually will be doing the beginner dance cardio DVD because the meta cardio is pretty hard with all the jumping and let's face it, it's starting to get boring. I miss doing choreography, to be honest. Gives the brain a little workout too.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Metamorphosis Day 7

Hello everyone!

After the past less-than-stellar weekend, I am happy to say I am back on track!

I did my MS (25 reps, may up to 30 on day 8) and 30 minutes cardio. I also kept to the metamorphosis diet for week 2-

Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs, 1 cup vanilla almond milk blended with 1 cup of blueberries (I didn't blend them today, I just mixed it and ate it like it was a bowl of cereal)

Lunch: Lemon Cream Pie Think Thin bar- They do taste a TINY bit artificial but they are nice and moist, (much better than brownie crunch or crunchy peanut butter) and I love lemon so it works out.

Dinner: Grilled tofu with a handful of chopped bell peppers

Doesn't sound like much but I didn't feel too hungry throughout the day. I also drank about 80 ounces of water. The plus side is this week I have protein at every meal, different than last week (which could also explain why I am not that hungry)

Back on the subject of cardio- being obese, I actually have heard from someone that I should be doing 300 minutes of cardio a week to really burn off the fat. That equates to 50 minutes a day, 6 days a week. I think I will give 50 minutes a try starting day 8. That includes the Metamorphosis cardio and both combinations of the book DVD. It all depends on how my body feels. If I feel dead after 30 minutes, then I will end at that. If not, then 40, etc.

Have a wonderful day and get your workout done!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Metamorphosis Days 5 and 6

Hello everyone!

A little heads up on what’s been going on- my computer has died over the weekend, so I was unable to post. (I borrowed a laptop that I am using now)

Day 5- Friday

Everything went well today, I did my workout with 25 reps of MS per leg and my cardio ended up getting done. I did cheat on my diet a little (all week I have been! I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I think the time of the month is on the way). One thing I have yet to cheat on is diet soda. I have had none since June 1 and I don’t mind so much.

Day 6- Sunday

I chose Saturday to be my rest day because I just simply felt plain old lazy. Sunday also ended up being a no go for the working out but I hadn’t planned on it. Being father’s day, it ended up being an emotional rollercoaster of a day. I lost my father back in 2003, and from then on every father’s day has been hard. I totally forgot about it on Saturday or I would have pushed to do my workout then. Even though I didn’t work out today, I am going to continue on Monday as day 7, my weight is still going down so missing one day of level 1 shouldn’t hurt.

I hope everyone had a better weekend than me (with the computer and the emotional moments), let’s start the new week off better!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Metamorphosis Day 4

Hello everyone!

Before I discuss how my workout went, I need some advice/encouragement on my road to eventually becoming vegan.  My problem is that I can be good all day, eating my vegetables/soup, but in the evening, I feel like I need a little meat or cheese. I am not sure if this is my body wanting protein (or that time of the month, I just got my period last night) or if I need to be approaching this in a "weaning" fashion instead of just going cold turkey.  I used to be a super carnivore and hardly ate ANY vegetables. I was also a carb queen, meaning eating lots of potatoes and refined carbs and all that junk.

I read the book "Skinny Bitch" last night and while they do discuss the cruelty that tends to go on in slaughterhouses, what really turned on the light in my head was all the drugs and hormones and crap they pump into the animals to make more meat. Drugs that actually CAUSE weight gain. Things like that.   I had no idea about the pharmaceutical garbage in the meat. Yuck.

My workout unfortunately went the same route as day 3- no cardio. However I did up my leg reps to 25 instead of 20.  I also was working out almost at midnight, so every 10 reps I had to stop for a yawn break. That madness has to stop.  My goal is to become a day exerciser unless I have work (to be fair I did have work yesterday and the day before).

I have been keeping to the puree menus but I still nibble here and there on meat and cheese. However, the scale is STILL going down. (Weight this morning (day 5)- 272 lb, 7.4 pounds lost)  So I guess the "damage" isn't as bad as I think because I do drink a lot of water nowadays, and I am of course much more active.  

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Metamorphosis Day 3

Hello everyone!

Day 3 was a very tiring one. I think I did get enough to sleep the night before but for some reason all day I had the hardest time staying awake and alert. I even took a nap when I got home from work and almost skipped my workout entirely. However, I decided to try and be a trooper and attempt it. I was half successful.

I did my MS work, 20 reps again and really struggling, stopping to yawn after each move. I really wanted to do 25 but my body wasn’t having it, especially with the side-leg lifting moves.

I was all done with my MS, then went to go do my cardio. I went so far as to put the DVD in, still had my shoes on, the whole deal. Then I decided “I’ll sit a minute before I dance” ( Like always, I take a Gatorade/water break/bathroom break before dance cardio) and ended up falling asleep half sitting up on the couch. I won’t let this happen again and may even dance on Sunday (my rest day).

The diet still went well. I think I can deal with these nutrition boost weeks. Next week I actually have choices so it’s going to take some planning and thought on my end so that I don’t cheat. On nutrient boost weeks (little to no protein) I may add a protein shake before bed to help me recover. My solid weeks every meal will have protein in it in some form so the supplementation wouldn’t be needed.

I got on the scale on day 4 (today) despite not doing my cardio, I am now down about 6 pounds since day 1.

Have a great day everyone, the weekend is almost here!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Metamorphosis Day 2

Hello everyone!

I finished day 2 of my omni metamorphosis yesterday (blogs will be posted the next day) and feeling it working already!

I am a lot more tired and flulike than I ever was with boot camp. I do sleep about 5-7 hours a night but I feel like it’s still not quite enough.  Very tired in the morning, my energy these days usually doesn’t kick in until 12-1 pm now.  I’m also sore but not in the injury/overuse sore (like I said last time) A friend of mine said that this tiredness is also in part from my body eating up the existing fat (since I am eating pretty low cal this week).  Go ahead little muscles. I’ve got all the fat you could possibly want. Eat up! LOL

As for MS I actually struggled a little with 20 reps on the legs.  I especially struggle with the moves that involve moving with the hips (Lifting my leg to the side especially). I am also barely able to make it through the arms and abs. Right when I am about to feel “I need a break” she goes to the next move.  The ab work really makes me feel it in both my upper and lower abs.  Lately it’s been hurting to laugh. This is a good thing!

By some strange miracle- I have done 30 minutes of cardio both days so far.  I do tire during it but I make absolute sure that I DO NOT stop moving. Even if I am keeping it low impact, I keep moving my whole body, arms included (also very tiring). I know I worked out hard enough because within a couple minutes I am sweaty and tomato red, and I make sure I stay that way until the 30 minutes is up.

The scale has also been going down.  I will not officially “Weigh in” until every 10 days is up.  However, so far I have lost about 4.6 pounds since Monday. Not bad.  I am also still keeping to the Nutrient Boost diet even though I do sneak a couple of bites here and there of other foods, mostly proteins. I am also starting to see VISUAL results- some of my outer thighs is starting to go, the tummy feels flatter and I feel like I stand straighter when I walk. Arms I am starting to see a little as well, and my lower legs (more by my ankles) looks like it’s starting to slim a little.

I also found out a friend of mine is starting her Omnicentric Metamorphosis journey today! So excited! A girl can never have enough support/workout buddies, especially ones who are doing the same thing!

Looking forward to the morning of day 11 when I take my official weight and measurements!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Metamorphosis Day 1

Hello everyone!

I decided to switch from boot camp to metamorphosis, and I began on June 13 (yesterday).  I also took my starting stats.  I ate all manner of foulness (junk food) over the weekend and it made me wake up and realize weight loss is REALLY about 80-90% diet.

Starting weight: 279.4 lb
Bust: 49 inches
Waist: 46 inches
Hips: 53 inches
Arms: L- 17 R- 16
Thighs: L- 30.5 R 31.5

Today I did all of my Muscular Structure work, 20 reps a leg and it KILLED me. As in body-felt-like-rubber killed. But it's not the horrible debilitating "I hurt myself!" pain. I did the DC for 30 minutes, step touching and really using my arms. I know my level (which is VERY IMPORTANT to avoid injury! Don't be a hero!!!) and I do work out hard enough to get tomato red and sweaty. If you can jump around easily (because you are far fitter than I) then go for it. :) 

Diet was day 1 of the Nutrient Boost week. This means that every day this week consists of eating:

Kale juice
Carrot Parsnip Puree
Sweet Potato Corn Pudding (Yum!)
Tomato Gazpacho (tastes much better with roasted tomatoes)
Tofu protein soup (or chicken)
Blueberry applesauce
Chocolate chestnut pudding.

Next week I get to eat solids again, but I am actually loving one part of the puree parts- I only had to cook ONCE. Now I have all the food I need for the week, no pots and pans, and it's just there when I need it. 

In the end, day 1 done! 89 to go!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 9 Boot Camp

Hello Everyone!
Day 9 went so-so, at least workout wise.   I did do my workout but something just didn't feel right in my knees, so I had to go a little lower impact than I'd have liked.  I only did 25 reps of MS (my body just was in general feeling funky, I didn't sleep well the night before so that could be the reason) Cardio sucked that day. My legs felt like lead and didn't want to dance. I forced it, but I took frequent breaks.
I did keep to my diet of course, and speaking of, I have come to a realization that being vegan/ovo vegetarian seems to be really good for my body.

1. My Irritable Bowel Syndrome problems are non-existent when I eat like this.  Meat and even grains seem to make me feel miserable later on. 

 2. The weight loss. The weight has been falling off since I gave up meat and grains.  

3. Cost. Vegetables cost money but meat is even more expensive.

Also I do not want to have any part of fake meat, like soy hot dogs and all that crap. It's vegan, yes, but it's still processed with a bunch of crap I don't want in my body.  Also I have tried a soy dog before. Yuck.
A friend of mine sent me a book called “Supermarket Vegan” by Donna Klein, which I have just begun to be looking into.

I also have my list ready for my Metamorphosis diet week 1, the list of ingredients is pretty short but the quantities are bigger.  I have a lot of Tupperware so it will be fine. I plan on cooking/blending it all up on Sunday for the week.   Are any of you doing the Meta diet by the plan?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 8 and a change of plan

Hello everyone,

I have come to a conclusion lately concerning my working out. I am really thinking of this weekend being my last Boot Camp weekend. Why? After having tried both Boot Camp and Metamophosis, I find Metamorphosis to be much better suited to my needs.

 1.I have found that although my weight on the scale has gone down, I attrtibute that much more to the diet than the boot camp workout. When I was on Metamorphosis before, I was seeing amazing changes to how I looked/measured as well as my weight. With boot camp, the looked/measured part is fairly minimal in comparison.

2.Time. I don't mind spending time cooking for myself, but 2 and a half hours of exercising is just a DRAG for me right now. Meta got me great results in an hour a day. Work days are VERY challenging for doing the boot camp workout.

3.I find the moves in boot camp to be a little much for me (sequences 2 and 3) because of my weight (extra body fat does not allow for easy movement!) , and lack of flexibility, the workouts involving the chair are really awkward and weird for my body. Perhaps when I slim down I can come back to them, but right now it would be just plain insanity. (I have tried them out of curiosity. Hilarity ensued). Meta is on all fours, no chair, and I can focus on form and blast the lard off of me.

I will still be doing boot camp until Saturday, then I will start Omni Metamorphosis level 1 and I of course, will be following the diet.

That said, since I am still on Boot Camp until Saturday, here's Day 8!

Day 8 was not the best day. After I got home from work, my apartment lost power (as did my whole block at least) because a big tree branch fell, downed a power line and landed (and damaged) someone's car. Not helping the fact that it was in the 90s, no power = no air conditioning/DVD player/etc. I ended up not doing my workout.

My diet went well, at least until dinner. I had eaten all of the food I was supposed to eat, but then dinner came and I caved. I ended up eating 2 taquito roll ups from 7-11 and a diet iced tea. Ok, the tea isn't so bad but the roll ups are what I feel guilty about. However, this act deterred me from doing such things again because I ended up paying for it later by feeling run down and with a bit of a stomach ache.

I will continue to eat the boot camp way and do some exercise until Saturday, then I will do my shopping for week 1 of meta and doing my pureeing (I am going to make my week 1 food in batches since its the same thing every day) on Sunday. Very excited!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Boot Camp Day 7

Hi everyone!

I have stuck with it for an entire week!  Out of curiosity, I weighed in.

Starting weight 280.4 lb
Day 7 weight: 269.5.  10.9 lb LOST in a week! I am sure a lot of it is water but still, weight is weight.  I also notice I fit in some of my clothes better.

My exercise: I didn't get all of the workout done but I got the important part- CARDIO. 30 minutes of cardio step touching.  It's been hellishly hot here where I live, and I live in an un-airconditioned place aside from my bedroom.  So, in my room I did arms and abs (no room for legs with my bed there) and then braved the oven that is my living room to do my cardio. I did take a water break every 10 minutes so I wouldn't pass out.

Diet again was good-

Breakfast- Mushroom Omelet Roll up

Vegetable soup with white beans. Again this recipe says to puree. Still, tasted good. Almost the same as puree of broccoli soup. 9/10.

Snack- Cucumber Relish (used old pic) Didn't put mint on it, much better. 8/10.

Dinner: Ratatouille and Escarole Salad. I finally found out what a ratatouille even was. Delicious.  And for a recipe for one this is a HUGE portion, this is on my big dinner plate. Escarole was blech, it's really bitter raw. Splashed it with lemon juice and it helped a little. Entree- 10/10, Salad 6/10

3 more days and I move on to Sequence 2. I can't believe time is flying.  I'll be back on Omnicentric metamorphosis before I know it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Boot Camp Day 6

Hello everyone!

Day 6 involved me going to work, coming home all excited to work out, but of course a number of things happened that I couldn't get the whole workout done. Another abs/arms day. Poop.

Diet still good though!

Breakfast: Halved grapefruit. This time, eating the fruit out of the skin with a spoon resulted in a lot better taste, probably because before I had a hard time getting the pith (white stuff) off of the sections. Taste: 7/10.

Lunch: Beet and Orange salad.  I always thought beets tasted a little weird but somehow they just go well with the oranges. I liked this one a lot better than I thought I would. 8/10.

Snack: Kefir and a banana. Pretty straightforward. I got plain kefir (You can get flavored but I want to use the rest of this to make smoothies soon) and the banana filled me up. 10/10.

Dinner: Veggie stir fry and roasted tomatoes- Roasted tomatoes, we meet again. This time instead of 15 minutes, I let them roast for an hour or so. The result: DELICIOUS. I didn't puree them this time. The recipe called for 6 roma tomatoes which I used (didn't fit all on the plate but ate them all). Tomatoes: 10/10. Veggie stir fry- this recipe is for one serving and it's a pretty large portion of vegetables. Very filling and good! 10/10.

That's it for now, I can't believe it's almost been a week!

Boot Camp Day 5

Day 5:

Exercise: I did 30 reps of all of the MS moves!  I love how I am getting stronger! I also did 20 minutes of step touch cardio dripping with sweat.  Feels amazing!

Breakfast: Tropical Fruit Salad- My version has honeydew (leftover from the other day) with kiwi slices in it. Yum! 9/10.

Lunch: Roasted Root Vegetables- Parsnips, and Carrots seasoned with cayenne and lemon juice. AMAZING. 11/10!

Snack: Kiwi Dessert: Instead of orange juice to mix with it, I used remaining juice from cutting the honeydew and it was really good. 9/10

Dinner: Grilled Tofu with Kale and Snap Peas- Not bad, I actually kind of like kale, this is  my first time having it. A little bland, but pretty good. 7/10.

Boot Camp Day 4

Hello everyone! 

I have completed days 4 and 5 over the weekend! 

Day 4- 

Exercise: I unfortunately hardly did any today. I was really busy but I did get 25 reps of arms and abs in. 


Mushroom egg wrap- An egg white omelet filled with mushrooms and spinach and seasoned with chives.  Taste- 9/10
Lunch: Tofu vegetable soup: Tastes a lot like the puree broccoli soup without the blending. 9/10.

Snack: Choco Chestnut Pudding- Out of this world for diet food. REAL chocolate! (I already took a bite before taking the picture) 11/10!

Dinner: Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes.  Eggplant was good, tomatoes... Not so much. Too liquidy when pureed. Maybe I did something wrong here. 7/10.

I hope you all had a great weekend and keep stopping by!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Boot Camp Day 3

Hi everyone!

Day 3 did not go quite as well as I had hoped, at least workout wise.  I ended up being INSANELY busy, meaning my workout time was getting cut into.  Instead of doing the full workout, I did do my cardio, 10 minutes of step touching combination 1.   Diet went well!

My version of Melon Compote- which is really like, 3 kinds of melon mixed up.  It's just honeydew because I hate to waste all that good melon.  I love honeydew too! Taste 10/10~!

Greek Salad with Strawberry Dressing- Escarole topped with cucumber, tofu, a sliced egg (whole egg not whites) onion, and a simple strawberry vinaigrette.   I think I may have made the dressing a little too vinegary but in all it was pretty good and filled me up.  Taste: 8/10

Crudites with dip- Carrot, celery, jicama, and bell pepper sticks with some cherry tomatoes. The dip is a mix of honey, lemon juice, and vinegar. Tasted strange but still good. Very sweet/acidy.  Taste 8/10

Dinner- Veggie Burgers with Escarole.  I only have one complaint about this recipe- nothing really holds the burgers together once you start cooking them. When you make the "dough", it seems to hold together ok (maybe I didn't cook my chickpeas long enough, that's a possibility) but they do taste REALLY good.  Escarole is like a bitter spinach when it's cooked.   Burgers- 10/10, Escarole 7/10.

So that was day 3 (sorry for the late post) Day 4 will be coming soon!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Boot Camp Day 2

Hi everyone!!!!

Day 2 went by quickly, but definitely not painlessly, haha. 

My first ray of sunshine- out of curiosity I stepped onto the scale this morning and saw that I LOST about 2.5 lb.  I'm not getting too excited about it yet because it could be a fluke, I will be weighing in daily (just for bootcamp) but posting new stats here every 10 days. 

My workout- Still 20 reps of level 1- I want to increase by 5 every other day, to make sure I can do it a second time before upping. Example: 20 yesterday and today, 25 tomorrow and the next day, etc.  I also did get my cardio in, step touching combo 1 on the DVD. One more day of that and then my step touching doubles- I do both combos on Saturday. Day 13 I am supposed to start jumping. Eeeeek! If I can! Definitely listening to my body on that one.   Woke up today definitely feeling achy everywhere but not in a bad way!

My meals for today: 

Citrus Salad: aka a grapefruit and an orange.  Taste rating: Oranges: 9/10  Grapefruit 4/10.  I have to get used to eating it more I guess.

Lunch: Puree of Broccoli Soup.  I can describe this as tasting like some gourmet baby food. I actually like it and it kept me pretty full for a while. Taste: 10/10

Snack: Cucumber Mint Relish.  For me, the mint ruined it. I did eat it all but grudgingly. If it was just the cucumber and edamame, 8/10. With mint, 5/10.

 Dinner: Eggplant Lasagna. I know this pic looks like vomit in a bowl, because my dummy self didn't let it cool before cutting it (the rest of it turned out fine.) Although it may look like slop, it was amazingly delicious and filling.  I also hate fake fat free cheese, so I gave it some oomph- whole milk ricotta, asiago cheese (instead of mozzarella) and parmesan.  It made me 4 big portions and I don't think it has that much of calories, either. (Especially with the exercise I did.) Taste: 10/10.

So got my MS, DC and Diet all in the hat. 

Day 2- Big red X of success!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Boot Camp Day 1!

Hello everyone!

This is it! Day 1!  Finally here!

First things first, let's start with my beginning stats.

Starting weight: 280.4 lb/127.45 kg (Horrid I know)
Starting Measurements:

Bust: 49.5 inches
Left Arm: 17.5 inches
Right Arm: 17 inches
Waist: 47 inches
Hips: 53.5 inches
Left Thigh: 30 inches
Right Thigh: 30 inches.

Yeah... I'm waaay too big for my height- 5'5"/165 cm tall.  My ultimate goal is to get to around 120-135 lb, but my first goal is to get to under 200 lb. Too many years of poisoning my body with garbage foods and no exercise has caught up, time to clean house. 

So how did day 1 go? Pretty damn excellent!  Like the book said to, I did 20 reps of all of the moves in sequence 1- I did have to take breaks every 5-10. They ARE a challenge.  I also step touched the cardio for 10 minutes (combo 1 on the DVD) as per the "absolute beginner" (Or super out of shape like me) plan.  Since I was able to do 20 reps, tomorrow's goal (by the book) should be to add 5 more to that every day. As much as I will try, I will also listen to my body.

MS- Check. Cardio- Check. Diet?.... Checkaroo!!!

Breakfast: Pepper onion egg wrap. Taste rating- 10/10. I loved this. I love eggs, bell peppers, and onions.

Lunch: String Beans with Sauteed Spinach (I couldn't get yellow wax beans so I doubled up on the green beans) Taste: 10/10. 

Snack: Tomato Gazpacho. This one was surprisingly good, I thought I would heave at the first taste because USUALLY I hate raw tomatoes. However, the onion, cucumber, and cayenne pepper took the edge off of it. Taste rating: 9.5/10/

Dinner: Grilled Tofu and Roasted Mushrooms.  I couldn't find Yacon Syrup to "grill" my tofu with, so I instead sprayed a frying pan with olive oil spray and "fried" it that way.  This was actually my first time roasting mushrooms but they turned out delicious! (Lately I've been really loving mushrooms) A drizzle of lemon juice and a sprinkling of black pepper on all of it was also excellent. 

To drink- LOTS of water and plain iced tea. I did look in my purse and found a wayward unopened can of Vanilla Coke Zero- Didn't give in. Took it home and put it away.

Now, you're probably thinking, "Hey, that's really not very much food... Weren't you hungry?" Actually, no, I wasn't. I ate all of these pretty evenly spaced out and it kept me content- not full mind you, but content.  This is major for me as I am overcoming being a habitual overeater. And despite the low calories, I actually had quite a bit of energy (likely to the higher nutrient contents of the food).  And of course, I did take my multivitamin- especially important during this time of vegetarianism because I need my B12, which apparently only comes in animal form.  Tracy also reminds us in her book that if we go vegetarian, make sure to take our B12 and Iron.

So, in closing, I can now mark off Day 1 as a success!


Thoughts for tomorrow- I am home tomorrow (like I will be most of the summer during the day except the 2 days a week I work) so I will eat breakfast and get my workout out of the way in the morning before it heats up too much outside.   I also look forward to making the eggplant lasagna tomorrow!

I'm about to hit the bed, already sort of feeling the "flu like symptoms" that are to be expected when starting.