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    Week One Fit Yummy Mummy Challenge

    Fri, Feb 8, 2008

    Fitness For Mom, Weight Loss

     Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge for Moms

    As I am well into the first week of the FYM Transformational Challenge using the Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System, a system that you can do completely at home, I am starting to feel like I am seriously heading in to the next 3 months of concentrated focus on my health routine.

    Here is yesterday's report, as it is the first day that I have been using my journal. I will aim to report mid week and on Tuesdays with my updated stats.

    You will see through my blog posts the benefits of keeping a journal as the insights from both the WINS and the MISSES are key tools in a successful outcome. 

    MY FIRST INTERVAL WORKOUT 

    I was very excited all day about doing my first Interval workout. (stay tuned for more on the importance of using this method of exercise)

    As luck had it, it was a busy day and I didn't get to do it until almost bedtime, but I did it! And I loved the feeling.  That familiar feeling when you just know you're burning calories and taking a step up towards a healthier and better bod.

    IS EVENING EXERCISE BETTER THAN NOTHING? 

    I know that there are going to be many days that I am not able to do my workout until the evening, sometimes I question whether or not that is too late to see maximum benefit.

    Morning or afternoon is probably better, but I would say that evening, even late evening, is better than not at all.

    I don't know how it effects the metabolism boosting benefits, but it definitely works towards toning and cardio health, so my note to self, and anyone else who has this issue is – just do it!

    And I can say that I felt better this morning. I am breathing deeper and I can feel that I pushed my muscles. I feel a little stronger. I like that feeling.

    FIT YUMMY MUMMY WORKOUT – FAST AND EFFECTIVE

    Today will I'll be doing the Introductory A workout again. It amazes me how such a short workout – it takes about 15 minutes – can challenge muscles that I forgot I had but will be so happy to see again – especially the muscles on the side of my upper hip/abs.

    There is a muscle right above my hipbone that I swear I haven't felt since I was about 12 years old and had not an oz of fat on my body. I like that feeling too!

    CLUB FIT YUMMY MUMMY 

    And I'm really looking forward to spending some time at Club Fit Yummy Mummy, an additional resource that is simply amazing.

    The information, motivation and friendliness that I have already experienced there has really amazed me. It is like an extension of Holly's energy and positive energy only magnified a few 100x over.

    It is obvious that she has really worked hard to make it a nice place to be

    The owners of the gym in our town were the same. It was called Girlfriends and when you were there, everyone was treated like a special girlfriend. It was one of the things I liked best about the place and one of the reasons I went there so often and was a big part of my success.

    So I am very happy to have found an online version, available to me 24/7. 

    HITS 

    • I did well in my calorie count, had a few extra's in the evening but since I had been on track during the day it wasn't a disaster. 
    • Did my Intervals today (that's another perk to doing it at night instead of not doing it, you don't have to say that you didn't do it! Even to yourself.
    • I kept up my journal, which is why I can tell you exactly what I did.
    • I resisted the urge to check the scale. I already feel lighter and less bloated, but it is really important not to be a slave to the scale so I am content to just feel better for now Smile

    MISSES 

    • I didn't drink my water. I just plain forgot and will be getting back on track with that today, it is so important. My daughter took my water bottle to her volleyball tournament though so I will have to adapt. Sounds funny, but I find the smallest change of routine can through me right off. It's something watch. Don't let anything keep you from doing what you need to do. Many times its as simple as grabbing a glass instead!
    • I was busy and didn't walk either, but I've been doing well and missing a day or two here and there is not something I'm going to fret about. It probably is a good thing to have a day off from it for 2 reasons – so I don't get bored with the same old same old every day and to give my walking muscles a rest. The trick is not to let it become a habit and to be sure that I get back out there today.
    • After all the joking on my before picture page, I had 2 beers with Clamato juice! I mention this because alcohol is really something to watch – not only because of the calorie count in the actual drink(s). It's nice to relax once in awhile, but it is the reason that I ate more chocolate covered almonds than I would have (and they are bad, bad news calorie wise) – food tastes better with alcohol in my experience and in a relaxed state, it is harder to be disciplined. Those almonds had stared me in the face all day and I resisted, but after a few beers – they were too good to resist. That said, I still did much better than I would have normally, but be forewarned if you like to have a few drinks here and there.

    I prefer to not even have alcohol the house personally for a few reasons, but I have a husband who does so it can be a temptation on those days that I could use some unwinding. Maybe I will try hopping on the treadmill next time! Or going for my walk!

    The trick is to get OUT OF THE HABIT and do something different if you know it is going to take you a step back instead of forward (not to mention I have a headache this morning!) 

     All in all, I'm extremely happy with my new motivation to get fit by spring. You can get in on the Fit Yummy Mummy Transformation Challenge until the end of Feb, why wait?

    You get an incredible support system as well as resources, even a chance to win some awesome prizes. Of course the main prize will be your health and vitality, it doesn't get any better than that. 

    You can read what I like about it at my Queen of KAOS at Home blog…

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    3 Comments For This Post

    1. kathyj333 Says:

      Sounds like you’re doing great. I love working out and it’s amazing how much it will improve your appearance. Good for you.

    2. queenofkaos Says:

      Thanks Kathy. As I got older (I’m 43 – going on 44 on St Paddy’s Day), I really thought that I was “going south” because of my age, but after I completed the first spring fitness challenge that I did a few years ago and looked so much better, it was obvious that I had just let myself go – mainly wasn’t eating properly or getting enough resistance type exercise.

      It didn’t take long to start seeing results.

      BTW, you’re blog is terrific, congratulations!

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    It is definitely the time of year to be getting back on board with a Fit Yummy Mummy 12 Week Challenge – I am counting down the days to being 10lbs lighter and 12 weeks stronger!

    Holly gives us assignments throughout the challenge, today it is to examine perfection and the effect that it has on our results – and how it can more likely than not cause more trouble than it saves. I am looking at that today.

    How about you. Has perfection ever brought you down in your efforts to lose weight or get healthier?