Monday, March 26, 2012

Level 6 Day 4 Repeat :-/

I’m sorry Tracy, I have been MIA from our workouts for almost a week.  Eeeek.  I promise I will start back up again today.  I will have to redo Days 4, 5, and 6 on Level 6 and work through the entire week so that my muscles can wake up again.  The good thing is that I didn’t gain a pound! Very surprising!  My dear friends, unfortunately I don’t have a great excuse for being out.  I stopped on Tuesday because my legs were aching when doing any type of cardio, so I decided to take a day or two to recover.  Well, that day or two ended up being 3, then 4, then 5, then 6!  I know, I know, its verrry bad of me!  My body is going to hate me tomorrow for what I’m about to do to it today.  (To wake up those accessory muscles back to how they were).  It’s so easy to lose sight of what my goal was.  This guilt feels far stronger than the short lived tranquility of those past days.  And it wasn’t truly tranquil because in the back of my mind I knew what I SHOULD HAVE been doing, but just kept brushing it off.  I guess it was inevitable for me to have a relapse after going strong for so long, I’m still amazed at how far I got without completely giving up on this method. 
Today is a new day, back to Tracy and Me time.  I know she’s going to kick my butt again! And I’m ready for it!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Level 6 Day 1

Level 6, wow, you really are testing my buttons.  As I began Level 6 today, I felt inspired once again by Ms. Tracy.  She first starts off saying that Level 6 will take me to a place where I will really start seeing my body transform and not to lose motivation because the best results are still to come.  How did she know that after finally finishing level 5 (after what seemed like a month), I was feeling like throwing in the towel.  Maybe after much of her research she found that some people began feeling just as I did once reaching the midpoint.  It’s like she knows what to say at the exact time I need to hear it.  Very surprising. 
The arms part of this level was fast, faster than the level before, I think.  Abs are very challenging as well, which is exactly what I want.  Legs, well legs series is always the most difficult for me.  In this level there are more planks, which I despise, I keep falling during the side star planks, not the one’s where your knee is bent and helping you out, it’s the one’s where you leg is fully extended.  I can’t even do one correctly.  I completed the set, which thankfully it was only 15, but I swear I must have looked ridiculous tumbling to the floor after/during each one.  I hope I can get this down quickly so that I can make sure to get the best results I possibly can. 
Results for level 5:
Total inches lost 1.38 inches.
Lost 0.5 inches from my chest (hope it was from my back and not the girls) 
Lost 0.5 inches from my natural waist
Lost 0.6 inches from my hips
Lost 0.2 inches from each arm
All other measurements were pretty much the same.
Lost 2.2 pounds!
Diet confession, I have been indulging in cake.  Cake is truly my weakness.  I can be fine without it, but if it’s my house, I cannot help but to binge.  My husband bought me the cake, it is my favorite and I would feel terrible if I didn’t enjoy it, but I also shouldn’t be eating the whole thing.  I might have to take the rest  of it to my mom’s for her and my sisters to enjoy, plus it being out of sight will help a great deal.  Well, going to my local market to buy some more veggies and fruits.  J 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Over the half way mark! Woohoo!

Day 45, felt like it was a long time coming, and when it arrived, I didn't realize it had come. I am very happy with this great mark of accomplishment. This is the first time in my life that I have stuck with a workout method that has not bored me or made me feel like I wasn't achieving any results physically. With Tracy's Metamorphosis, I not only see the results, my mind is more at rest.

So now about Level 5:

I really am enjoying this Level, the only drawback; I have missed several days because of school exams. Although I didn't miss any days consecutively, I did miss every other day this past week. I feel like I've been on Level 5 forever! Now with my exams out of the way, for now at least, I will continue with my 6 days a week.

On another note, I have not been making as many juices as I'd like, haven't had a chance to go to my local market. After today, I will be back on my regular schedule and will begin juicing again. There are sooooo many recipes I want to try!

Happy TAMing and let me know if you have any creative juicing recipes. :)