Monday, August 13, 2007
Ok so I'm starting week 3 of the Tony plan. I've benefitted from working with Tony and using his plan, for sure. Here's my take so far:
Tony knows what he's doing and he's a great coach -- talking to him is motivating and eye opening.
The accountability factor is huge -- knowing you'll be receiving a workout via email and will be entering your results -- fantastic!
I like the variety of sets and reps.
I'm lifting heavier weights than I would normally lift.
Really like the ACV/LJ thing, as well as using green tea extract -- I will keep both for a lifetime.
Feel like I may have broken my nighttime cereal addiction.
Have lost 7 pounds and feel lean and strong.
Diet makes me feel separate from my family. Don't tell, but I've been cheating by having raw almonds as a snack, and by eating fresh peaches daily. Oh, and over the weekend I had two diet pepsi's -- wish I didn't love them so much!
My preference is full-body workouts with free weights, and most of my workouts are a little more bodypart specific and use gym machines (which I said I would do, but I don't enjoy).
To be fair, a diet that emphasizes fresh natural foods and getting many carbs from vegetables is healthy beyond belief. I just wish I liked it more. I DO like closing in on the low 130s, and I like how defined my muscles look. The picture at the top was taken a week ago, and even from then till now I see changes -- my arms and shoulders are more defined, and my waist is narrower. But tonight I'm "cheating" and having turkey chili with my family -- I think the black beans in it are a no-no, but I'm feeling rebellious (plus I made the chili and it's fantastic!).
I think it will feel good to wear a bikini in Hawaii -- hooray!