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November 14th, 2012

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Wednesday means Workout 07:30 am
Or something. :sigh: According to the scale, I *gained* 1 pound this week. It's weird, because my pants don't sit at my waist now - they slide (they didn't do that before!). I am still watching what I eat....ah, well. Slight set-backs are to be expected, right?

I am doing a DVD every morning - no skips. I'm tired, but I think that's more because of the getting up at 4:30 than it is the workouts (SG is going in early all this week, because he has Friday off. No complaints, except that 4:30 is too damn early!)

I've also learned a few things: The belly-twins workouts ("Bellydance Fitness" - 4 workouts on 2 DVDs/4 VHSs) are good, but more aerobic than bellydance. Suhaila (or whatever) with her "Fitness Fusion" workouts (4 - Bellydance Yoga/Pilaties/Jazz/Buns).....she....well, sucks as a workout instructor. She runs thru some movements in a warmup, then throws them at you without a lot of explanation (for example, in the Jazz one, you learn a series of movements - standing straight, you go up on your toes, bend your knees, and slowly drop your heels. Not too hard..but she doesn't name it. Later, in the workout portion, she starts telling you to do "plie"...now, I KNOW that plie is deep knee bends, so I got that one (sorta)...but chasee? Turns out that's the running walk-thingy she skimmed over at the end of the warmup. :sigh:) Azur has a decent, low-impact DVD with really good instruction.

I've got another set of workouts by another lady (can't remember her name at the moment), but they're each 1 hour long. I've done the 1st one and it's good - very very very hard (at least at first - I'm sure the better shape you're in, the easier it is). Haven't done the 2nd one yet, but I'm sure it's the same quality. I'm working my way up to them - I'm not ready for a 1 hour workout yet. Yet.

I also have the Belly Twins "Core Conditioning" DVD....never done that one; it requires hand-weights. Those are on my list of things to buy.

So. Not such a good report this week, but I'm OK with it. I can do the workouts without a lot of getting out of breath now, so something's working. I'll keep watching my portions - Anna suggested an online forum to track calories, but I'm not at that point yet. I spend too much time on this thing as it is - I'd like to try and do this without more screen time (but I will probably end up signing up there.......we'll see.)

One thing that made it hard this AM.....last night, SG worked late. I went out to help the kids feed..and the bucks were out. So, Herself milked and I fixed fence. Got the bucks put up easily enough; I was re-stapling the fence panel when Calvin decided that I was cute and needed to be...well, he head-butted me in the bum then stood over me and tried to pee on me. :ICK: I bopped him on the head, finished that post, then climbed over the fence (into our neighbor's pasture) to staple the other post. Got that done....hiked down to the horse pasture, and tried to climb the barbed-wire fence. Which......since I had a sore bum, I had a hard time getting my leg over the fence; I got stuck, ripped my pants, and fell. :sigh: So....I was sore this AM. But I worked out anyway, because I NEED to.

Guess I'd better get my work-work done, so we can start school. This week and next is light (because of the Field trip Friday, and Turkey-day next week. :sigh:), which helps....but I am tired. Maybe I can fit in a nap?

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