Monday, April 19, 2010

Slow and steady wins the race.

I love stepping on the scale every monday morning. I wake up and practically run to the guest room to step on the scale. I love seeing the numbers going down. I love that my pants are getting looser. AND I don't feel like I am on a diet.

This is a turning point in my life. OUR lives. The B household. I read this week that a good rule of thumb when it comes to food is, If your great-grandmother didn't eat it then you shouldn't either.

My knee is feeling much better! Mr B bought me a knee brace that I have been wearing for exercise, and the occasional painful day at home. This week I am kicking exercise into full gear!

I found a new exercise that I love. Adore. Enjoy. I liked Jillian Michael's 30 day shred, but I liked it because of the results. The actual exercise was not equal to a party on my yoga mat. Want to hear what I have been doing?


I have to admit, I was a huge skeptic of Pilates. I always hear celebrities and fashionistas talking about pilates. My first thought, You are skinny. Of course something like just stretching works for you. I was wrong, y'all! It is an intense workout. But I felt great the entire time. It's low impact while my knee is healing. & I didn't even check the clock to see how long was left. Instead, when it was over I thought, That's it?. The next morning I was sore so I must have done something right. I was able to do pilates twice.

Let's get to it...

The good: I lost 2 lbs! I worked out 2 days, which is all I could do last week. I'm ok with it.

The bad: I had a donut, a handful of sour patch kids, and garlic bread. (Which, really, isn't that bad.)

The goals: Pilates 3 days, Elliptical 1 day, and a long walk outside 1 day.


  1. I love pilates too! It completely kicks my ass, but I love feeling more toned. Congrats on the two pound loss!

  2. Pilates are still difficult for me....I need to try these a little more. Do you use a DVD workout for it?

    Congrats on the 2 pounds!!! :)


  3. Oh my goodness I love to meet other pilates lovers. I love it and I never with any other exercise had better results in my abs. Congrats and keep it up. Check out my blog I should be posting soon.

  4. Steph, do you have netflix? I ordered a few and have tried 2 different dvds so far. I loved the floor one. LOVED. I liked the cardio pilates, too. But floor was my favorite. The cardio one is a little more challenging & Im not there yet. I can't remember the name of the floor one, but Netflix has several to choose from.

  5. Congrats on your 2 pounds!! Pilates is an awesome workout - I always feel silly doing it, but I can feel it wokring the next day! Good work this week!!

  6. My mom LOVES pilates because she has bad knees. I would go to classes with her at the gym when I still lived close by and it was an older group so it wasn't as intense. I guess it depended on the teacher though because she said monday's were always the best!

  7. You go girl! I love doing videos at home when nobody's watching--especially my husband!

  8. I LOVE Pilates! 2 lbs! You are awesome.