I am now in the 3rd phase of Slim in 6. The way the program works is like this: There are 3 daily workouts that you do 6 days a week. There's a stretching and abs routine you can do in conjunction with the daily, or you can do either if you don't have time for the daily. The first daily is called "Start it Up". It's about 27 minutes long and not too strenuous, but still makes you sweat. It also killed my arms the first couple of days. It's mainly to get you familiar with the moves. You do it for about a week and a half. The second is called "Ramp it Up". It's about 48 minutes long, is a little more complicated and makes you sweat even more. You do it for about 2 and a half weeks. The final is called "Burn it Up". It's 59 minutes long and it does exactly what the name implies. You will really feel this workout and you will be a wet dripping mess after doing it. A stinky, very red faced, wet, dripping mess. Or, maybe that's just me.
I took a few body measurements back on May 17th because I forgot to take my "before" shot in the beginning. Dumb. I needed to have something to be able to compare with after I was done. So, I thought measurements would be better than nothing. Here's what I measured:
- Upper/inner thigh
No. I will not tell you what the numbers were. They're too gross. And depressing. I decided to take new measurements at the halfway point, before I started the final phase. Here's what I've lost so far: (Yes, I said lost! It's really working!)
- Upper/inner thigh: 1/2 in. lost off my right / 1/2 in. lost off my left (at least I'm symmetrical)
- Thigh: 1 1/2 in. lost off my right / 1 in. lost off my left (I'm not symmetrical there)
- Hips: 1 1/2 in. lost
- Waist: 1 in. lost
- Chest: 1 in. lost (I haven't lost cup size. I'm pretty sure what I've lost is back fat. Ewwwww.....gross.)
- Arm/bicep: 1/2 in. lost off my right / 1/2 in. lost off my left (symmetry again)
Now, I will attempt to add all those inches up using my preschool math skills. If I'm right, I've lost a total of 8 inches off my body so far. Coincidentally, that is the same as the number of pounds I've lost. I am really, truly, peeing my pants thrilled. Seeing those numbers makes the burning sweat in my eyes worth it.
I've been doing well with my diet. However, I sinned yesterday. I really, really, like really wanted something sweet. I decided to treat myself with some crepes for breakfast. I thought, "hey! After losing all of those inches, I deserve it!" I didn't care that I would probably add back at least a 1/4 of an inch to all those places if I did eat them. I just wanted something sweet. I made a couple of them and topped them in my favorite way. A
little okay a lot of butter and a little a lot of confectioners sugar. I couldn't even finish half of what I made. They were making me sick to my stomach. Unbelievable. I've never been made sick by something sweet in my life. Perhaps, it was the universe trying to tell me something. Avoiding stuff like that really isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's probably the best thing. Dang.