My sister also told me about the sugar free jello cups that are only 10 calories- nice! My last sweet snack of choice - Dryers slow churned ice cream! Only 120 cals for 1/2 cup! Nice that I can still have a sweet treat without packing away tons of fat and calories. Anyways, trying to practice a calorie cut, eat smaller portions, cut out empty calories, and make nutritious meals. I made Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, spinach & mushrooms the other night and it turned out great. I'm not a huge fish fan but I like it occasionally. If any of you have any favorite healthy recipe's, please share!
I also decided to invest in a couple new workout videos. My parents have an exercise room here at their house that has a home gym, treadmill, exercise bike and a few free weights. I go out there to do strength training but cardio on a treadmill gets old fast. I have some Billy Blanks Taebo videos which are actually a great workout if you do the advanced ones but I needed something new. I went to my good friend ebay to try to find some bargains. I ended up getting Shaun T's Hip Hop Abs . It was one that I saw on an infomercial at 2 am one time when I couldn't sleep and ended up watching it for over an hour. Here's their claim:
Ok....so correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Shaun T has had 2 kids and stretch marks to show for it. I don't think my abs will quite ever look like any of those girl's abs on the video, but I proudly wear my "tiger claws" with honor as I have the most beautiful boys to show for it.
It is actually a really fun workout and you can feel it by the time you are done. Chandler and Rowan love it too, lol. I put it in and they were both jammin out on the couch. By the time I went to get the camera though, this is all I got. Oh well :)
The other video I got was Biggest Loser Cardio Max . Another good workout with Bob, Jillian & Kim. They each do their own segment but I must say Bob & Jillian's parts are much harder. My legs were killing me as Bob has you do jumping lunges in his segment.
All in all, this extra weight is going to come off! I haven't gotten a new swimsuit since Marsh & I got married almost 4 years ago. (I don't think the maternity one I bought 2 years ago counts) So - I get down to my goal weight and I get a new swimsuit...seems simple enough? (yeah right...) I have 11 lbs to go and I'll keep you all updated on how it goes.