Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Technically 29 days

Ok first ever blog and I am strangely a bit nervous.  It feels odd to put thoughts out there for no one or possibly someone to read.  But I feel I must, to make it through. 
Through what?  The 30-Day Tracy Anderson Method, or boot-camp as it is referred to.

I have been inspired by reading other boot campers blogs.  It will give me some sense of accountability, so that on days that are rough I can say, but I can't write that I just didn't do it.  So here goes...

I began yesterday.  Really I began 2 months ago when I bought the book.  I devoured every page and thought this makes sense to me, and I will do it, let me just stuff my face for 2 months first.  So like the rest of the world the magic first Monday of the new year brought DAY 1.  And heres the rundown so far:

height: 5'9"
weigh in: 156.5 lbs
I need to do those today, and I will and get back to you.  This was a spur of the moment decision and I don't have measuring tools on me.  And I will post my Day 1 picture as well. 

I also want to mention that I have a 1 year old son and a 4 year old daughter.  The belly flab left over from those two is what has driven me to get my body back!  My daughter has sweetly put her hand on my stomach and patted it, looked up at me and said its like there's still a baby in there.  And this is a year later.

The food.  Oh boy this is going to be the really, really, really hard part.  The diet is very restricted for the 30 days.  I eat a lot.  I am conscious of what I eat, I eat relatively healthy, but I snack and get very cranky when I am hungry.  So, knowing my body, I will stick to the diet as best as I can.  I know this may alter the results but its what I can do.  I will be eating the meals according to the meal plans, but probably not on the exact days.  And I may need to add a couple almonds or sugar snap peas in from time to time.  I have to have enough energy to do this, work, and take care of my kids, so be it, I ate an almond!

There's there ground work.  Now the real work.  Day 1 was a tough workout.  I did 20 reps of the exercises in sequence 1 and 20 minutes of cardio.  That's all I could do before my 4 year old came down to see if she could do my yoga with me.  Ya, I wish I was doing yoga right now! 

Today, DAY 2, I did what I prayed I wouldn't do and talked myself out of getting up at 6am to work out.  Slap Slap, bad girl.  So I will be forced to do it tonight after the kids go to bed.  Sucks.  So lessoned learned I hope.  So far today I had a hard boiled egg, 1 cup of coffee (w a splash of milk and a dash of agave nectar), bc yesterday I only had 2 cups of green tea and I needed the boost today.  Then I had 4 almonds, and lunch 2 lettuce wraps w roasted, low sodium turkey breast, and avocado.  I am consistently hungry, but doing ok.

Hopefully dinner will be a little better than the poached cod last night, or my husband my form a revolt.

So here's to doing it and making it through!!! I can't wait to cheers my self in 29 days with the biggest and best glass of wine I can find (or maybe like 3)!!!



  1. good job, ally! I'm so proud of you...I felt a bit like this when I realized that gluten and dairy had been making me sick for 20 years. It was hard at first to kick the habit but SO fabulous weeks into it when I felt so much better and lost 11 pounds to boot! I know you can do it!
    AND the early morning work outs are the best way to be because then you feel good all day. I go to the gym at 6am and it inspires me to stay on track as the day rolls on!!!! GOOD LUCK! I'll be checking in regularly! xoxoxox

  2. holy crap. you have all my moral support. i am sure you'll be amazed at the end of the month. stick to it!!

  3. Great job!! I'm also your FIRST follower (yaay :-)) since I'm starting on thursday. I'm hoping to get the book tomorrow and then I will read it through and start on thursday! That's the plan!

    The diet will also be my BIGGEST problem since I love to eat but we're gonna do this! And oh, sugarsnaps will also be a part of my snacking - (I love them) I mean, how bad can THAT be? ;-)

    Cheers all the way from Sweden :-)