Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fitness Friday: ShapelyGirl Fitness: Week 2 Recap

 We are coming to the end of week 2 of ShapelyGirl Fitness reviews with the CWA Review Crew. I will share a few thoughts on my progress so far!

You can read about why I joined this review crew HERE.

Progress:  I have done the "Let's Get Stepping" video five times now. I've gone through the entire video twice. I'm liking the extra weight training at the end. It is a bonus video that can be done after the stepping workout or at anytime I want to work on upper arm strength and toning. I have worked through the whole video now, it is quite a workout! It takes about an hour to get through all the stepping routines and longer for the weight lifting and toning exercises.
I saw this post today and thought it about sums up my thoughts of my week!

I can really feel the changes in my walking after using this exercise program. I feel like I'm standing taller and when I walk around the yard with my kids I realized there's still a little "pep" in my step even after a long day with my kids!

Struggles: Making time to fit my workouts in was a real struggle for me this week. I worked out on Monday and didn't plan to work out on Tuesday, but when Wednesday rolled around I had company over, then later homeschooling kept me busy, and it was also our grocery shopping day. I crawled to bed at 10 p.m. feeling kind of beaten down that I hadn't found time to make my work out happen. Some gals were very encouraging this week. One lovely lady sent a link to this video, "You are More". I love this song and it was such a reminder that through this ShapelyGirl video challenge, I am so much more than just a number on a scale! I think I may be down a pound, but not more. If you have never heard this song before please watch!

"You Are More" by Tenth Avenue North

Breakthroughs: Debra Mazda is a wonderful encourager! She reminded us ladies this week that these videos were to get us M O V I N G, that this wasn't about weight loss, but beginning a lifestyle change. She reminded us that weight loss is largely based on changing our eating habits and not focusing on exercises. She encouraged us to just get up and get moving, doing what we could, as we could. Remembering to drink water was an important lesson for me as I tend to be dehydrated nearly all the time because I am still nursing my 9 month-old son.

This was one of the reminders I found:

But back to my breakthrough!!!
I did take measurements and in just ONE WEEK....
I have lost...

1 inch around my arms
1  inch around my thighs
2 3/4 inches around my waist
drum roll please.....
3 1/2 inches around my hips!!!!

I couldn't believe my measurements! But I knew I had lost inches since my pants were fitting better and I even had a friend NOTICE my pants were fitting better!
I'm looking forward to updating next week!
Don't forget to check out the other ladies' updates as well!

I received a free copy of this DVD to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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