This last week has been wonderful – I had a great birthday and I’ve been working out like a madwoman.
I’ve decided that all of this working out is going to be called Bella’s Boot Camp. My own little version of the Biggest Loser. I’m hoping to see some big (smaller?) results by the time school starts back up in late August.
Each day has been filled with fitness & activity – Wii Fit to start things off and then biking, walking, swimming, EA Sports Active, and an Aqua class thrown in for good measure. Last night I went to my first Aqua class in what felt like months, and it was great! The regular teacher was there and she is amazing! I really felt like I was working my muscles. Later, it was all I could do to come home, eat dinner, and keep my eyes open to see The Bachelorette.
Oh, and my Skechers Shape-Ups arrived yesterday. I love them! I love the way they look – the black and white looks really nice – and they feel great. I used them to walk around just a bit yesterday to test them out and they do sort of feel like your heel is sinking in sand. So far I don’t notice my legs feeling sore, although almost every muscle in my body feels sore right now with all of this activity, so I can’t say for sure if the shoes are causing it or everything else. LOL.
I know that I’m not going to be able to keep up this pace when school starts back up, but I’m hoping that I will be able to do at least one major activity each day/evening. I think I mentioned before that I’m also planning on buying some personal training sessions, to really keep me up on my game. The sessions are expensive – about $50/hour, but I used to feel so great when I was doing them once a week. I figure that I can save up and buy 10 sessions to start and that will take me through the end of October. (August – October).
All of this working out has kept me really positive about life, as well. I am truly enjoying my time off, and I have to say, I haven’t been bored once. If I do feel a bit of boredom creeping up, I get up and do something physical, and I’m not only proud of myself afterwards, but I feel better. Endorphins and all of that.
One of my major goals for this week is to take some time to go through all of my magazines and cookbooks and find some new recipes to cook. That’s one thing I’ve been a bit lax about this summer. I’ve been “cooking” at home almost every night, but I have mostly been throwing things together, and not really planning and preparing meals. This week I want to find some new recipes and really get back to cooking.
Looking forward to weigh-in on Thursday. Until then, I’ll be moving and grooving!
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