A few months ago I got a rude awakening with how much weight I've gained in my stomach. I don't think I truly realized how bad it was until someone asked me if I was pregnant. Yup, embarrassing doesn't even begin to describe it. That wasn't even the worst part...someone else asked me again a few weeks later! I know, I honestly felt like I wanted to crawl into a hole and die.
The problem is, I'm a very petite person. I'm 5'1" and everything about me is tiny, so when my stomach starts to poke out even a tiny bit, I look pregnant. Great.
So I've been working out quite a bit over the past few months but I have been up and down with what I've been doing and I'm not noticing that belly fat come off as quickly as I would like it to. So here I am making a commitment to follow a workout plan and stick to it.
As of this past Monday I am now officially following the ToneItUp Workout plan, I may alter is from day to day..and since my work schedule is all over the place this week and next week I may not do EVERYTHING on their plan, but I'm going to be working up to it!
You can read more about their plan on their website, but here is an update on what I have done over the last few days...
First off, my new running shoes! So far I LOVE them. I usually wear a size 7, but I bought these in 7.5 and they actually fit really nicely, I'm not sure the 7's would have been as comfortable as these. They definitely inspired me to get running!
Ready to go!
Before running I wanted to share a couple of pictures of my problem, so I took pictures of my stomach. Basically I want abs. I don't want any stomach flab, I want a tight and toned stomach and I am super excited to work towards that goal.
While running, Roxy got a little angry with me. At some point I'll figure out how to post a video of the noises that she makes. She laid there and barked at me through the whole second half of my workout.
I alternated running a half mile and then walking a half mile. Equaling out to a 1 mile run and a 1 mile walk. The tone it up plan told me to do two miles of walking, running or biking- so I still did 2 miles, just changing it up into intervals to keep myself interested!
I of course put my calorie count into MyFitnessPal to keep track of my calorie intake for the day!
Oh and once I was done with my workout, Roxy was ready for hers!
Also on the agenda for my Monday workout was 50 push ups and 100 tummy tucks. I didn't find these that difficult
On Tuesday I had an extremely busy day at work so I ended up doing my two miles at 9pm!
I ran 1.25 of the miles and then walked for 0.75. More running then the day before!
I also did my 100 tummy tucks and 50 pushups.
I took Wednesday as a day off, even though Tone It Up didn't say to. I think right now I need two days off. If you are a dance teacher with an annual recital you will totally understand that right now I feel like my brain and body is shot!
Today I plan on doing my 2 miles, 50 push ups, 100 tummy tucks, and also complete the Tone It Up Thailand Tush Routine 3x!
Also, I received the Tone It Up Beach Babe 2nd Edition DVD yesterday! I am really excited to try it and am thinking that I will try it out tomorrow for a circuit workout. It only took 2 days to get my DVD which is AMAZING, so if you order yours, it will come quickly!
What have you been doing for fitness lately?!