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
Labels: Boot camp, eating whatever I want in small portions., Pilates