A few weeks ago, I wrote about taking control of my health, namely my weight. It's now been almost a month since we started our daily workouts at the theatre over our lunch hour. I feel SO good. I can tell I've dropped a little weight, but I haven't weighed myself. I think constantly staring at a scale is counter-productive to me, as I'll put pressure on myself to achieve a certain number, losing sight of the goal of overall health. I go to the doctor next week, so I'll see what I weigh then. I did buy some new clothes last weekend, and the pants were a smaller size than what I've been wearing, so there's that.
We have been mixing up our workouts a little. The 30-Day Shred, level 1, is our go-to, but this week, we started mixing in Richard Simmons' original Sweatin' To The Oldies. I got this DVD because I have fond memories of doing the video with my mom over the summer when I was a 5th or 6th grader. I remembered it being more like a fun dance than a workout. I figured it would give us a nice break from Jillian Michaels (and believe me, you need a break sometimes), but would still keep us active. Y'all. I sweat more doing Richard Simmons than I ever do with the Shred. The beginning is pretty gentle, a nice three-song warm up, featuring some silly moves, including what we all call The Original Twerk. Then comes "Great Balls of Fire," where you do the twist for 3 and a half minutes. No wonder people were so skinny in the 60s. "Wipeout" is next, and you get a killer cardio workout. It's so much fun, but it also kicks your tail. And you can't get mad at Richard Simmons. Seriously. The man is so happy. And just when you start getting frustrated, he'll start singing or scream out "We're on Broadway!" or something to make you giggle.
Taking control of my fitness makes me feel good. My body is craving good food, so it's easier to eat right. I'm drinking a ton of water, as usual, maybe even MORE than usual. Most importantly, I know I'm doing SOMETHING to better myself. I'll report back after my doctor's appointment.