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Monday, December 15, 2008

Have Your Cake and Exercise it Off, Too

I have three wonderful people to thank you for this week's success in the diet and exercise departments.

First, a big thanks to Casey at Half As Good As You for continually supporting our HASAY efforts with her comments and emails. The constant nagging, er, attention, really does help me 'stick to my guns'. (Is this a Republican saying?)

Second, goes to Sommet Fitness in Scottsdale for providing the most awesome Boot Camp this past Saturday morning. I do not know about the rest of the country, but here in Arizona, the Boot Camp concept is all the rage. This one was fun, because it had a little running, a little something that felt like football training, some Pilates and some Yoga and went for about 90 minutes. Today, I am very sore, but in a really good way. Plus, the most important thing, I did not feel at all guilty about enjoying several Holiday parties and eating small portions of everything on the buffet tables.

Finally, to Angella of The Pilates Lounge and also my Pilates teacher once a week for giving me the 3 lb. weighted ball made by Danskin Now. This squishy, soft ball adds that extra little umph to every exercise. There is a written exercise ball, but I prefer to go to Angella's website and see a short video on how to best use this adorable little ball. I love the festive green color, too. It feels like I get more of a workout with this ball instead of free weights. You can get yours, I believe, right off mine or any one's Amazon widget, FYI.

So this coming week, I plan to continue exercising enough so that I can maintain (or lose) weight while enjoying all the Holiday events and parties and returning children. I think this is an excellent way for this empty nest Mom to have her cake and exercise it off, too.

Original HASAY weight: 135 pounds
Current weight: 129 pounds

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Blogger Warner said...

Like she said . . . it was an awesome hour + of running, twisting, jumping, turning and stretching . . . with a healthy dose of 'mat pilates' and yoga thrown in. Aside from regular walks on the treadmill, I haven't really exercised in months. I now realize I how much I miss the 'feel good' pain you get when a gifted trainer puts the 'boot' in your bootie! The motto of Sommet Fitness - 'Get Fit, Don't Quit' - has me thinking about once again starting a serious workout routine and not giving up. It hurts so good!

December 15, 2008 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

Woo hoo, sign me up for that boot camp. Hey, six pounds down so far is awesome, congrats! I'm just trying to survive the rest of this year before I go gung ho with the exercise but expect great things from my end NEXT YEAR. Keep it up, you're doing great!

December 16, 2008 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger June said...

Great job. Boot camps are the rage!

December 17, 2008 at 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Tina said...

We have boot camp here as well! I am however, not booty-ready to do it! I have been going to the new gym and try out the step/sculpting class tomorrow! I am so excited!

Keep up the good work!!

January 5, 2009 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger cherie pie said...

The body is an amazing thing. What I love about having a trainer is that s/he can work out muscles you never thought you had. I am addicted to boot camp and never miss. That is the only time I 100% listen and obey my husband (who happens to be the trainer). And he has a hot bod!

January 14, 2009 at 10:25 AM  

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