Monday, January 11, 2010

Jillian, Jillian, Jillian...

Yep. Jillian Michaels. Right now, I am so tired! And now I totally understand why so many contestants on the Biggest Loser throw up during their workouts. I TOTALLY just thought I was gonna vomit! I got the two new Biggest Loser DVD's... Last Chance Workout and 30-day Jump Start. The Day 1 of the jump start was only 10 minutes, so I decided to do the Last Chance Workout about an hour or so after dinner. It has a warm up, then about 30 minutes of intervals, then a cool down. IT was HARD!!! Not unrealistically-hard-for-a-fat-person like some of her other stuff, but VERY CHALLENGING. I definitely just got a good at-home workout. I may not be able to move my arms or sit on the toilet tomorrow...

Today I have been 100% on my plan! Protein shake for breakfast, salad w/tuna for lunch, baked chicken, asparagus, and sweet potato fries for dinner. I even logged everything on livestrong.com! I estimated that I ate about 1500 calories, and when I logged my exercise under Circuit Training - general, minimal rest, it said I burned about 500 calories. I don't really care about what I burned at this point, I am just happy that I got moving! That was my big goal for today. My other goal was to eat well and journal, and I did that too! I think I can officially say today was successful!

I have already packed my lunch and supplements for tomorrow, so there should be no reason to slip into bad habits tomorrow. I was pleasantly surprised that my oldest daughter also asked me to make her a salad for lunch. I was more than happy to! One of the main reasons I want to live a healthy lifestyle is for my children. My oldest is overweight, and I have found that when I lose eat right and lose weight, so does she. She is 12, so hopefully I haven't waited to long to show her good eating habits that are consistent.

I am off to take a shower and then I have a feeling I am gonna crash tonight! Exercise always puts me right to sleep!

14 comments:

makememini said...

I have the Last Chance Workout and really like it. But tonight I tried EA Active for Wii and it was amazing! Seriously! If you get bored of the DVDs, get the EA Active! You're doing well Hollie! Congrats!!!

Dee said...

Way to go on the workouts and eating right!!

Dee~

KatDoesDiets said...

I love Jillian! I've been doing her new Last Chance Workout too. Love it.

Barbara said...

Hooray for a successful day!

Skinny_Brinney said...

Fantastic Hollie!! You are doing so GOOD!

M said...

Congratulations! I loved reading about your successful day! I don't think it's too late to teach your daughter healthy habits. I'm sure she totally looks up to you. Good luck tomorrow!

carla said...

so much of what I do (alot? all of it some days?) is for my daughter.

I know we need to do it for ourselves or it wont "stick"---but IMO children are an equally powerful motivator.

Miz.

CactusFreek said...

Hey :o)
I love Jillian, and i soooo need her! Thanks for the review of the DVD's. The beginner one sounds great [for a super fatty like me]
You should sleep well tonight after all that punishment! :o)

Lisa "One Mom's Weight Loss" said...

That is great!! I hate workouts like that when I'm doing it...but love it when I'm done.

That's really cool about your daughter. I don't think it's ever too late :) Kids mimic our behavior....geez that's a scary thought...

Keila said...

Funny that you should mention not being able to set on the toilet. I just got the Valerie Bertinelli DVD the other day and that girl is all about the squats. So I did the workout which was great. But the next morning I got up. I noticed I felt a little sore, but not big deal. Then I went into the bathroom and started to set down and - Oh My God!!!
I guess we know it's working! Too funny!

Corletta said...

That's really exciting. The thing that I like the most about your post is that you planned the next day's lunch. Planning in advance keeps us from failing. I definitely need to do that more. How exciting about your daughter!!! By the way, it's never too late!!! Good for you!

Connie B said...

I just ordered the last chance workout! I have ALL of Jillian's workouts and LOVE her. My fav is the 30 day shred. It's awesome. She really does kick your butt, but I see results!!

Simply Sara said...

Go Hollie!!!! Don't you just love the great night's sleep after a hard workout.

Greta from www.bigbottomblogger.blogspot.com said...

YOU ARE DOING SO WELL!!! I love it! And I really love the "like mother like daughter" dynamic. How great to be setting such a good example that will give her life long skills. Woooo!