Thursday, June 11, 2009

It burns

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
  • Thigh
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Chest
  • Arm/bicep

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.

13 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I won't make you feel jealous by telling you I'm eating Almond M&Ms, then.

The Boob Nazi said...

All I've eaten today is cherries and half of a red potato. I hate life. I'm lethargic, I'm starving, and I want to take a nap. Booooooooo
I also binged yesterday. But the cherries were so good.

danamack1 said...

After getting all that sugar from Dr Pepper out of your system YES DR PEPPER!!!!! eating or drinking stuff with sugar in it can make you feel sick because you haven't been having much of it RIGHT???? Great job by the way

Holly said...

How great for you! I'd write more, but I need to get back to my mountain dew and huge, oversized choc. peanutbutter cup cookie.

Whitney R said...

Good for you! This sounds like a great program! It's amazing how well your body adjusts to everything. I would say to just make sure that once you've finished the program you keep up the same intensity strenuous exercise to keep losing and maintaining. I can't wait to hear the final results in a few weeks!

Hizzeather said...

Wow! You go girl!

I have nasty before pictures on my healthy blog, with measurements. I doubt I've lost any inches. I should try this program.

Rosie and Derek said...

Awesome, good job! That is a LONG time to work out, I'm lucky to fit my 1/2 hour workout in.

Kristen said...

Okay you have convinced me, I want to get in shape now. I think I might start your program.

Rebecca said...

Wow, Christa! You're my hero! Last summer, I lost 18 pounds doing Body for Life. At the end of the 12 weeks, they tell you to take a break for a week or two. My advice to you...do NOT take a break. A year later, I'm still trying to get my motivation back and I've gained 8 pounds back. Don't be me :( Keep up the great work!!

Bobie said...

Great job!! WOOOHOO!! Ok, today is monday and I start my slim in 6. I may have to call you for some motivation. I did the 1st workout a couple times last week just to experience it.... but the stupid calendar thing doesn't start until Monday, so today is my offcial start day. I hope I have as awesome of results as you!

SO said...

My husband went to Florida for yoga teacher training and came back not liking sugar. Well he still likes it but can't stand the way it makes him feel.

SO said...

And I forgot to say "WOO HOO!" on the weight and inches lost. Very cool.

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