I've been doing the FMS 45 Minute Fat Burning Workout, which I like because it is short, seems to be a decent overall body workout and doesn't have a whole lot of pep talk in it. That's really all I want, someone to show me how to do the workout and maybe count the reps. Billy Blanks, why can't you just shut up? I am not ready for Tae Bo quite yet...but am getting there, but dread listening to Billy tell me to reach for my higher power. If anyone has suggestions for other workouts let me know, admittedly I am a amateur at this.
Unfortunately, my motivation for getting up early and working out is making myself a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit; thereby undoing probably 98% of my workout...but I am feeling slightly fitter and have been on time to work more times in the past two weeks than I have in the previous 6 months. So I consider it to be going well. I just hope that once I am more fit that I can avoid the John Basedow "standing like I have scoliosis to make my abs pop" pose and the ever constant threat of my button-down shirt coming open. The threats are real.
|John Basedow - love your workout, hate your poses.|
Having said all that, March is a totally horrible time to try a fitness plan. First of all, there are the Girl Scout cookies. Congrats Girl Scouts on getting my orders right this year, unlike last year's debacle. Then there is the Cadbury Creme Eggs...one of the greatest food stuffs ever invented. Money spent on Cadbury Eggs this year (so far): $20; portion of the eggs eaten (so far): $3. Then there is chocolate Easter bunnies, and many flavored jelly beans to consider. Finally, March is my birthday month and that means cheesecake...more specifically Jello No Bake Cheesecake topped with cherries. It really is the Cadillac of cheesecakes at a Kia price. Delicious. This year, I am trying to control my impulses and only eat these things in moderation and as rewards for doing something good in my life...this is a far cry from eating only Girl Scout cookies for two days or having an entire meal of Cadbury Eggs. If nothing else, I am sure my pancreas is thankful. Sensible eating? Moderation! I feel so grown up!
Top 5 Things I did on my birthday weekend:
5) Ate at PF Changs with my family
4) Went to see local band Cold Filtered
3) Ate Cheesecake
2) Went to the pre-season roller derby bout
1) Went to see Alice in Wonderland 3D XD
All in all, I would call that a pretty good birthday...only thing missing was getting lucky, and I didn't really even try at that one.