Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PROJECT 52 - WEEK 7 - START IT UP

Yup, this is pretty much what I look like when exercising.
So, as I stated in last weeks blog, I started my exercise program on Sunday. I took my "before" photos, weighed myself and took my measurements as suggested.

It's a 6 week program called Slim in 6. I'm on the first dvd, it's 33 minutes long. It's suggested you do the first disc for 1 -2 weeks until you feel you can move on to the next one. I will definitely be doing it for the 2 weeks. It's a complete body work out with warm up and cool down stretches. It may only be 33 minutes, but I'm covered in a layer of sweat when finished! I also haven't been able to do the whole thing yet without taking a breather and grabbing a drink of water.

Do I like doing it? No, not at all, but I know I have to, to get what I want. I'm four for four, haven't missed a day, but man, I am looking forward to my day off! Going from no exercise to exercising to almost daily (you do the the dvd 6 days a week with one day off ) has been a shock to my body.  I do the work out pretty much as soon as I get home from work, to get it over with, and then I have the evening to myself.

I will admit though, that having some aching muscles did make me feel a little proud of myself. I'm glad I know the difference between a good sore and a strain or I probably would of gave up after one day.

Maybe I will reach a point where I look forward to exercising, but I'm not there yet.  

Friday, July 18, 2014

FOODIE FRIDAY - MOROCO

A must do when in Toronto!
The weekend got off to a great start tonight when I met a girlfriend for an early dinner at a great restaurant not far from my work. I hadn't been to MoRoCo for a while and really enjoyed it.

Both Jenn and I took a few pics with our cell phones, as I forgot my camera at home. We sat outside on the patio to enjoy the great weather so some of the pictures are shadowed.

This drink was called a "Hot Mess", which was how I felt after the work week.
I started with the Goat Cheese Salad.
I had the Truffled Mac & Cheese for my main, but forgot to take a pic of it. Luckily, Jenn had a pic of her order from a previous visit and emailed it to me!

Truffled Mac & Cheese
Dulce de Leche Caramel Cheesecake for dessert.
MoRoCo is famous for their Macarons
Bathroom Mirror.
This truly is a unique restaurant and worth a visit. Delicious food, funky atmosphere, gorgeous washrooms, and an on-site gourmet chocolate shop so you take goodies home. I look forward to my next visit!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

PROJECT 52 - WEEK 6 - BOOT CAMP


I've been getting my walks in, but still haven't got into a regular routine with the exercise dvd's. We had to replace the dvd player this week, so I'm good to go now.  

After reviewing the exercise dvd selection I have, I changed my mind on what I am going to do exercise wise. A few months back I purchased the Slim in 6 set on advice from a friend, and have now decided to just "go for it". It's a 6 week cardio and resistance program, working out 6 days a week. I'm putting myself in "boot camp"!

I know going from hardly exercising to this seems like a bit much, but I figure, why not? It's the perfect time to do it. It's getting hot and sticky outside, not so nice walking weather, and by doing the Slim in 6 series I'm getting both a cardio and strength training work out in one shot. I'm throwing myself into it, reading all the material that came with it, and will be taking before photos and my measurements.

My official start date is Sunday, July 20th, that will take me doing the program until the end of August. I want to do the first dvd once before then, to practice the moves, I was hoping to last night, but a migraine had me down and out and is also the reason for the late post.

I'm going to give this exercise series my best and will update you weekly. Feel free to join me with your own 6 week exercise program!