Friday, February 19, 2010

Fat Burnin' Friday

What a week! It was my first week after completing P90X, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. The week started off on Monday (like most weeks). I decided that I would start by giving the Biggest Loser Boot Camp DVD a try. I had slept in a bit (I can be dangerous with a snooze button), so it seemed convenient to me to start with the week 1 program - a 20 minute workout with a 5 minute warm up and a 5 minute cool down. It started out okay, but I have to say I was disappointed. I don't think it is a bad workout, but after being used to the P90X routine of focusing on a few body parts at a time for strength training and focusing on cardio on different days, it was a bit strange to complete this everything in one video. I thought, maybe it was just me, maybe it was just because I was doing the short workout. The next day, I tried the Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga - I had never done the P90X Yoga, so I didn't have any preconceived notions. I liked it. I wasn't very good at it. I don't know the position names and had trouble holding some of them as long as they did on the DVD. Again, I had only done the 1st week workout. On Wednesday, I moved on to week three of the Boot Camp DVD, doing two workouts. Again, it just felt like they were trying to hard to do everything at once and not doing much for anything. Thursday and Friday I did the Yoga. After this brief experience, I have decided that I will return to P90X on March 1st. I should complete this second cycle right around Memorial Day - just in time for summer.

So, as I mentioned, my reward to myself for completing the P90X program was a Wii. Did you know how hard they are to find? I had no idea. Everyone is sold out of them and of the Wii Fit. We found out that if they were in Sunday's ad, that meant that Best Buy would have some on their truck and that if we called in, we could purchase one by phone and pick it up later. So, at 11 am on Sunday, I was on the phone. We got one! Later in the day, we headed out to pick it up. We had to go to another store to find a Wii Fit. I haven't yet set up Wii Fit. We did play a few games this week - some bowling, some baseball and some tennis. So far, I like it. So, has anyone done the Biggest Loser for Wii? I have it and am wondering if I should open it - am I going to be disappointed with it like I was the DVD or is it pretty good? Please let me know.

As far as weight loss, I did pretty good this week. I managed to lose 1.8# this week. I ate out Mexican on Sunday and was munchy on Monday, but otherwise seemed to do pretty well with eating. I had a catered lunch, where I might have gone a little overboard, but I hope to recover quickly from what I expect is a slight gain, but I just couldn't resist the food.

My weigh in at Weight Watchers was equally successful. They had the scales back on boards this week, which I am convinced makes a difference, they were in agreement with my scale at home this time (last week, they were about 1 1/2# heavier). I am getting close to the 25# mark while on Weight Watchers - which is another award level. I love reaching many milestones on my journey. It gives me a real sense of accomplishment and keeps me motivated towards the next one.

I now have 14.2# to go to my goal weight. I feel comfortable that having only 8# to go at the end of March is completely within reach. That's just over 6# in 5+ weeks.