This week, I finally got off my butt and started working out. I started doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, which is a 20 minute workout, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s easy! It’s pretty challenging, especially if you are like me and haven’t really worked out in months, and whenever you do, it’s only cardio with no strength exercises, basically ever.
I was so proud of myself for actually sticking with this all week, and then yesterday I started having pain in my back. I kinda assumed it was from slouching or something, but today during the workout I actually had to stop because the pain got SO bad. I think the main problem was that I was using 5 pound weights, and they were just too heavy for the reps and for someone who never ever did strength exercises. I’m planning to go at it again tomorrow, but after I go to target and get some lighter weights!
Every time I work out, I have been wearing these Hot Pants I got in December by Zaggora. They were on Groupon for half off, so I thought why not :) I was a bit skeptical at first, but the website has 297483294 reviews that are almost all 5 star ratings, so I figured why not? They are basically compression shorts that help to combat cellulite and make you sweat more. I don’t really have problems in my butt and thighs, but it does cover the bottom half of the stomach which is where I gain weight more than anywhere, so it still is helpful. I can definitely tell a difference in how much I sweat when I wear these, and my skin feels really soft as well from them :)
On another note, I did film a vlog! Basically talking about everything I just mentioned here, but ah well :)
One more thing I wanted to share was this awesome blog I have been going to daily called Chocolate Covered Katie. If you are like me, being healthy is hard because you love sweets! This is a healthy dessert blog, and it seriously rocks. Her most popular post is her Cookie Dough Dip. I made it yesterday, and its really good! The weird part is the main ingredient is actually garbanzo beans.. so its technically a sweet hummus (that sounds way less appealing than cookie dough dip lol) I definitely recommend checking her blog out, it’s great :)
image via http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com
Okay, that’s all for this week’s healthy beauty.. for this next week I’m going to try to keep going with 30 day shred, even though I have to go out of town for 3 days, and then my mom is visiting right after.. gotta push through!! :)