Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pinning My Workout

The last week or so of September, I really started thinking about my eating and exercise habits from the past couple of months. And it wasn't pretty. I was still being active and exercising at least once a week, but it's not like that one workout could make up for all the crap I was still eating. So things were getting a bit out of control. I then decided that this month was going to "Healthy October," and I've been trying to stick to that. I didn't set any real limits or boundaries, I'm just trying to make healthier decisions in regards to what I eat and how often I exercise.

You know I had to make a cute little PicMonkey inspiration, right?!

So I've been doing Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred again. And this time I. Am. Determined. I AM going to make it through this thing, without quitting 11 days into the program again. It's not fun getting up earlier in the morning. And it's certainly not an easy workout, but it's worth it. I know it is. I'm a little sore, and definitely tired - but I know that means it's working! As Jillian says, I'm "well on my way to being shredded."

Also, in addition to the 30-Day Shred that I do every morning, I've created a little night-time routine for myself as well. My night-time workout though is specifically geared to one target area - my HIPS and love handles. I've noticed in the past that no matter how much weight I lose, it never comes out of my hips. I lose it in my thighs, boobs, arms and waist. But the hips and love handles remain. Always. So I scoured Pinterest for about an hour or so and found some moves that were specific to this area. I have now started doing these moves at night right before I go to bed.

Click on the following exercies from my "Gotta Git Fit" board on Pinterest, to be taken to the link to explain the moves. It's some good stuff, and I can't wait to see it start working! I forgot to take measurements yesterday morning, but I have some from last week that should be pretty accurate. Hopefully I'll be able to share some inches-lost-progress in the next few weeks!

Basic Plank
Kelly Rowland's Love handle crunch

Then I'll finish it all up with some pre-bedtime yoga poses, found at THIS link. Anyone want to commit to doing this with me? Could make it more fun to be able to talk about it with others, and keep us motivated and accountable!?! Let me know, and we can encourage one another during Healthy October! :)


Misfit Librarian said...

I found you via the GFC hop and I'd totally do this with you!

Misfit Librarian

Chris said...

Hi Halie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Alex Butts said...

I tried the 30 day shred and only made it like 10 days, need to get back on it! Loved it, just so bad about doing those sorts of things

Beth Berndt said...

I've never heard of the 30 day shred, but I have tried several other diets. I found that it all boils down to one thing. Move more, eat less - EVERY day. When I did that I lost. As soon as I'd stop, it would come back. Good luck with your efforts. Cute blog!