Hey ladies, I haven't been around for a while, but I thought I'd chime in with my updates. If any of you remember, I totally busted my ankle back in December and that set me back for quite a bit. It still hurts sometimes, but I'm able to workout on it and am able to push myself without HURTING myself.
I'm back on the Jillian 30 Day shred. Since I'm not doing it every day, I'm trying my best to do 10 days of each level. I'm halfway through Level 2 and was able to actually get through the whole thing without stopping, so that's very exciting. I'm thinking of getting her new 30 Day Ripped. Anyone know anything about it? I'm thinking it's probably harder than the shred, but the same length of workout, which I have no excuse not to fit in.
I've got my BD shoot scheduled for 2 1/2 weeks from now and I'm honestly more concerned about that than the wedding itself (my dress has a corset back, so no worries there). I'm hoping that a lot of photoshop won't be necessary
I finally gave in and bought a scale to track progress. This one tells body fat percentage as well. I know it's not as exact as the water submersion test, but who has a tank these days?? The trainer at my gym once did the test with the calipers and tested the areas where you test a man, so I got a totally unrealistic result. Anyway, I was happy to see that I'm only 5lbs away from my goal and bodyfat percentage wise, I'm already supposedly "healthy."
BTW, I noticed someone mentioned something about agave syrup. A friend of mine who is diabetic told me that it's a very bad sweetener for your body because of the fact that all the chemical processes they put it through, your body does not know how to break it down properly. When she tried it (has to avoid sugar, of course) her levels went totally crazy and she had to take tons of insulin to get things back under control. There is a lot of marketing money behind it but they're not really telling you the truth about its safety.
Congrats on everyone's accomplishments thus far. And as far as being motivated to keep up after the wedding, I don't know about you all, but I'd like to stay looking good as long as possible until a pregnancy messes it all up (hopefully...)