And it makes sense for us right now to concentrate on tightening the proverbial belt instead of the literal one.
I have to say, I'm a little bit disappointed. After Lucy was born, I had big plans to hire a personal trainer to help me along my post-partum weight loss route. Someone to show me what is effective with melting the incredibly tenacious back boobs.
I think I've learned that there's no magic bullet for the back boobs (or the gut, or the thunder thighs) and that general weight loss is the only thing that's going to cut it. That's a sad realization for a first time mom/nervous eater going into holiday season. I see a whole bunch of cookie temptations in my not-so-distant future. Mmmmm Lebkuchens.
But, I got the Biggest Loser workout DVD from the library the other day (Thank you, Jesus, for the library). And? It's awesome.
Have you seen that show? I think it's super inspirational - I'm not certain that loosing as much as possible as quickly as possible is really the healthiest thing, but the things these people do to push themselves are incredible!
And I like the cardio DVD for a more than a few reasons. You can do any part or all of the workouts in any order. So, no doing more than I can handle, and no getting bored. Also? It's really tough. No pussy-footing around for these guys. And there are people from the show doing the workout - that is to say porky people like me on the screen and not super skinny people that all do the moves effortlessly. I figure, if they're pushing themselves like that, I can too!
I've done it for two days now and it's totally kicking my butt. Actually, last night I slept poorly because I'm sore. I figured out that I can do one of the workouts and shower quick before Lucy wakes up from her morning nap.
Well, that of course, only happens if I don't spend the time blogging.