Rick is recovering nicely. Thank you for all the well wishes. He's a very good, appreciative patient.
The picture above has nothing to do with this post. We are going to talk about killer abs. And I don't have a picture of them that I can share (okay - I don't HAVE them to begin with).
I got back on the low-carb, low-cal bandwagon last week and instantly lost the five pounds that I've put on since Christmas. Now I'm back at my pre-holiday melt down weight.
I decided I need to start exercising more too. To help things along. I'm at a certain age where all my pounds are very fond of me and don't want to leave. So I thought I would make them do crunches and jumping jacks and see how they like that.
If you follow The Biggest Loser (I admit to a perverse fascination with how fast they lose weight and how they look when they are done) then you know who Jillian Michaels is. She is one of the two trainers on the show. She has a take no prisoners approach to training.
After hearing some rave reviews for her 30-day Shred workout dvd I ordered it from Amazon. It is an intense 20 minute workout. The feedback on it is it is hard but the misery only lasts 20 minutes and you can usually stick it out. There are three levels of workouts and I'm starting with Level 1 and it is kicking my butt. She's not as mean on the dvd as she is on the show.
I put together a 30-day Exercise Challenge with some on-line friends of mine. Our goal is to do some kind of exercise every day, for 30 days. Can be anything - working out in a gym, spinning class, workout dvd, walk. I'm hoping that if I stick to it for 30 days exercise will become a habit instead of a chore.
My plan is to do the 30-day Shred dvd two days, then walk the third day and then start over again. That way my body gets a rest from the more intense working out.
I'm hoping that at the end of the 30 days I am ten pounds lighter. Stay tuned.