I’m feeling pretty good! I’ve reduced my hip measurement by 8 cm since July. (That’s the booty measurement.)
I can tell. My washing machine is in a corner of my bathroom, and I have to shimmy to get to it when the door is open. In fact, when we first got it, I couldn’t shimmy around the door when it was open. I still have to shimmy, but now I shimmy fairly easily.
I’ve found a sweet spot on the treadmill. Now, I’m not a runner, and don’t really want to be, though I would like to do the Grand Blue Mile in 2016. So I warm up 3.0 mph for five minutes, then on odd numbered minutes I do a high knees calisthenics for 10 seconds, and on even numbered minutes I do high knees for 20 seconds. Then at 39:10 I cool down until 45:00. This keeps my heart-rate in a zone where I’m breathing hard but not panting. I do not adjust the mph. I don’t need to. High knees can be done in place.
I’d tried the treadmill version of C25K but was uncomfortable with all the fiddling with the speed of the machine. I didn’t feel safe on it. Wiping out on the treadmill will impede my progress in the gym!
Good thing I bought the cheap sneakers as disposable. At 2.5 months, the shoe glue started deteriorating. How sweet, making sure that I don’t second guess myself and keep them around past three months. I have no grudges; these shoes have kept my feet, my knees, and my hips pain-free. I started this journey before my knees began to suffer too badly from the bodyweight.
So my favorite weight loss blogger, A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss, has a challenge to reduce/eliminate added sugar intake. Sneaky, bringing that on right when all the stores have replaced Back to School with Halloween. I’m going to have to re-read her posts on sugar addiction every morning for encouragement (and a little fear).