Oh what a difference a day makes. I was crawling yesterday, but today is a whole new day. I was able to go back to sleep until 10 this morning, and that is amazing and I think what my body REALLY needed. The timing of my body being over worked, the cleanse diet and my period was not a good combo yesterday. So let's move on shall we?
Today I did cheat, again, and had an egg for breakfast. Then kale juice then off to workout. I was able to do 35 reps of legs, 40 of abs, and 40 of arms. And I got in 30 minutes of cardio. It all felt pretty good today. My ankles and knees are ready for a break. I have to do this on a basement floor with 2 layers of area rugs. Its less than optimal and I am starting to feel it. My legs and hip area is feeling much firmer and stronger. I think my ab area will be the last to give, and that may take another month or two. I should post a picture of how huge I was with my last pregnancy and you would understand. My belly reached the other side of the room, it was crazy. So getting things back in order I knew would be a challenge. Its just encouraging to know that others actually have been able to get the skin to go back, so if that take more time, fine.
I want to be clear that I totally understand that I have cheated and made exceptions on this 30 day journey. I did what I have felt capable of doing. I have never dieted in my life, I was always naturally thin and ate what ever, when ever (although I am an overall healthy eater). but it had been a while since I was really in any decent shape (like 6 years ago). I totally fell off the wagon after kids. For the first time ever I had a belly and back fat and more hips and more cellulite. And baby 2 only made matters worse. So for me to be as restricted as I have been and as dedicated to working out as I have been has been huge. I would love to be done with the belly fat now, but again, knowing it can happen is good enough for me right now. Like I said in an earlier post, I'm not going to the SAG awards tonight or any other night in my near future, so I have time. I'm good.
I really appreciate all comments I have gotten, it really helps on the days when you just want to forget it and go to town on what ever is near by. I hope that reading how I have done this month vs the by the bookers (Summer and Laura to be specific) will give you a comparison. To see yes, you will get results, but they may not be the end of the road towards your goal.
Alright here's to 2 MORE FRICKING DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy Crap!!!!