Level 2, oh boy. I really liked this level, it has really different, albeit hard, fun moves in it. I started off a little slow, I didn’t want to be too sore, and I am glad I didn’t because my abs were sore. First time for that, it has some awesome ab moves in this level. Each day I would push myself harder and farther. The last day I went full out and man oh man. Those crow push-ups (just google them if you don’t know what they are) about killed me, I was screaming them. I felt like I was on biggest loser with Jillian yelling “you can do it.” I pushed myself to do them full out the whole time. A few expletives may or may not have been used. It’s hard is putting it lightly.
I also took my 2 month weight loss pictures. I am posting these pictures to keep myself motivated and hopefully to motivate some of you. Now, there aren’t huge changes from month 2 to month 3, but I did lose 6 more lbs. Which in 2 months equals a total of 18 lbs. I completed the 30 day shred and am now doing the ripped in 30 during this 2 months, as well as run 1-2 times per week and that is it for working out.
I really credit this weight loss mostly to diet. I’ve changed what I was eating significantly. Which in my opinion is much harder than working out for only 25 minutes a day. I log everything I put into my mouth into myfitnesspal.com database. I keep a close eye on calories, sodium, and sugar. It amazes me how much my diet before was loaded with fat, sugar, and salt.
It has also helped me with portion control and only eating when I am hungry. Not bored, stressed, or mindless eating. I try to only eat whole grains, lean meats, fruits, and veggies at every meal. A common lunch for me is a whole wheat tortilla, filled with leftovers (generally chicken), fresh tomatoes, avocado slices, and topped full with mixed salad greens. I eat the dinner meals from my Menu plans. And truthfully I am not hungry much. Somedays I go to bed thinking I could eat a little more, but don’t. This is generally where before I would have had a bowl of ice icream. Now If I must have something I make banana ice cream.
I feel so much better, those 18 lbs were really holding me down. I now have much more energy, feel better in my clothes, and enjoy being more active. Sorry the quality of my pictures aren’t better, I need practice at mirror self portraits.