Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Words

Matthew is slowly, but surely getting new words. He is still behind his peers, but at least he is starting to learn. I'm keeping a list of his words so when they call with the eventual speech therapy appointment, I can answer the "how many words does he know" question. It's only been 2 months and they said it's a 3-6 month wait so we could still be waiting a long time. For now, here's the list of words Matthew can say:

dah = that
baba = milk/drink
ho ho ho
jus = juice
uh oh
chz = cheese
shz = shoes
ba = bad
no no no (with finger wag and head shake)

And new this week (I guess this is his word explosion)
mumo = Elmo
bubo = shovel
nono = Gabriele's grandpa
nona = Gabriele's grandma
nana = banana
bubo = shovel
tees = keys

In other news, I've been lax in keeping up with my workouts this week. Only 2 workouts this week. I have excuses. I always have excuses. Monday was Family Day and we were travelling back to the city. We were back in time for workout time but ... Tuesday I went out to see the ladies for coffee so that's my excuse there. Wednesday I was falling asleep at 7 pm so I opted out. Next week I intend on doing all 5 of my workouts. That will bring me to the end of my 30 Day Shred. At the end of that I'm going to weigh myself. I've been very good about not weighing myself so I'm curious to see if there's any change at all. I don't think there will be. My eating hasn't been great and my pants still fit the same. Whether I lose weight or not, I'll be starting from square one. I'm going back to the beginning of the 30 Day Shred video and starting over. I'll also have to be more careful with my eating. I'll try and post when my results are in. Fingers crossed for SOMETHING!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

30 Day Shred

I've been at the 30 Day Shred for a month now and I finished the first 20 days. I've been pretty good about sticking to 5 days a week. I found 6 days to be too much. Sometimes I make excuses and skip 3 days in a row, but I pay for it because when I get back, it hurts... a lot! The first level was pretty hard, that is until I hit the second level. Part of me was begging for level 3 because my arms couldn't handle all the military presses, v raises and planks. But I knew level 3 was going to be killer.

Oh My GOD! That damn woman loves plyo training. HOLY COW does that ever hurt! I really really struggled with the whole video. I know this is only temporary. I know I won't struggle this much as the days go on, but I also know it is STILL going to hurt. A LOT. For the rest of the 9 more days until the 30 Day Shred is over.

And then what? I guess I weigh and measure and see the big change? I've been sneaking a few weigh ins here and there. Ok, more than a few. I became obsessed! And then I got really disappointed. I saw one pound lost. Then one pound gained. Then no movement. A month and not a single pound. Not one. I've tried to stop weighing. I will weigh at the end and hope and pray that there's a difference.

So what do I do if there's no change? Look at decreasing my calories more? Start the 30 Day Shred all over again? Do only level 2 and 3? Add in MORE exercise? What exercise can I add in, and when will I have time for this? I might have to exercise after school for half an hour before I pick Matthew up. Maybe THAT will make a difference?

And now I know why so many people struggle so much with weight loss. It's hard to come to this conclusion because I've always been skinny and could eat whatever I wanted. I guess I'm following in my mom's footsteps. We have the same body type. I expected this to happen after I had kids, I just didn't think it would truly happen to me. I guess I finally get to join the club.