Okay. So I’m determined NOT to let this blog be another navel-gazing site about how BW should be this, act like that, blah blah blah with no REAL solutions. I hate hand wringing and inertia. First and foremost, BB&W is a support group to exchange and benefit from ideas and sage advice from women who have “been there, done that.”
Normally on Wednesdays I reserve a “Question of the Week,” but due to the huge response of yesterday’s post, I thought it would be best to stop debating and start deliberating on how we can all get to our fittest and healthiest. Let’s use today to exchange ideas on what has worked to help drop the fat. Who’s going to start? OOOOooo, me! I’ll go first!
I’m 5’2. I weigh 131 pounds, but most of it is muscle. My biggest problem is my midsection, which is especially bad, because subcutaneous fat in this area can lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It’s an ongoing battle for me because I have a genetic predisposition to what I like to call, “Biggin-ism.” I come from a family of Biggins, and I see what they go through–the medications, limitations, etc. and I’m determined to not let that be me. Because I am the mother of four children, going to the gym is the biggest pain in the ass imaginable. So I opt for Barry’s Bootcamp (fyi, Barry’s not paying me, but he sure the heck should be as much as I’m plugging him!). I like BBC because it is a 21 minute workout with an option to do additional 10-minute workout on isolated areas such as abs, lower body and upper body. WARNING: The first time you try it, you just might throw your guts up. It gets a little easier after a week or two.
One other thing you need to know about me…I hate (most) vegetables, unless it’s sweet potato pie. Fruits? Meh. But I do like a smoothie. So I invested $299 and bought a Vitamix blender, which can pulverize a whole apple, core and all, into smithereens. I make at least two smoothies a day, containing anything from kale, strawberries, peaches, bananas, spinach, carrots, celery, whatever, and drink it. I also add protein, vitamin powder and Green Vibrance, which I HIGHLY recommend. It gives me energy, stamina, helps with concentration (I am a self-diagnosed ADD) and makes your skin look gaw-geous. If you’re skeptical, just take a look at the reviews. It makes 80-year-olds get up out of their wheelchairs and do the Cabbage Patch.
Then I eat a regular dinner–fat, calories and all–with the family in the evening. I have four kids on the slim side, so feeding them any Cooking Light recipes might get me reported to Child Services.
So….I’ve been doing this regimen since January, and have gone from 143 (gasp!) to 131. I wear a size 4, and now look like I did the day I got married. Maybe better.
So now it’s your turn. Share your fitness regimens, along with a link to a picture if you like. If we work really hard, we can put all those skinny bitches to shame! *insert snicker here* (Janice, I see you; I’m looking at you and I know you’re mad at me for using that word!)