I didn't truly have a ball doing it, (that just seemed like a good title) but I didn't despise it either. I survived. That in itself is a victory. I'm proud at having seen it through to the end.
It was super tough physically, yet mentally easier than getting through those initial three levels on the actual 30 Day Method Boot Camp all those months ago. Easier I think, because as much as I may have disliked a level, knowing that I was only stuck there for three sessions made it much less painful. Whew - but speaking of pain, some weeks I had aches all over that just never went away. It's not like when you start a new level, feel really sore and then adjust to it by the 5th or 6th day - this was a new level every three days -- so you can imagine. My knees took a real beating. I do believe it may have been worse on them had I been on Continuity 1.3 for three looooooong months. That's a long time to workout on your knees at any age, never mind at 40 after years of wear and tear.
Can't say for sure yet how it's affected me overall in terms of inches or pounds lost - will weigh-in and measure up tomorrow - but I do see much more definition in my abs than I did a month ago. Clean eating goes such a long way, doesn't it? Not to mention all of the extra standing ab work I've been packing in each day. I can't seem to get enough, it's to the point where I am starting to make up my own standing ab routines. It's fun.
However, I've also incorporated a run with my boys twice a week. I don't look quite this good...
... But I feel that good on the inside. There's something special about strapping on your sneaks and hitting the trail with your two besties - especially this time of year when the whole world seems to be blossoming around me. Plus because I don't like to sweat and would prefer to sit on my butt eating bon bons and cheese doodles, it's nice to have someone there to motivate me to get going.
I understand that running is a no no in TAM-Land, that the above photo is for a film and that GP doesn't actually "run", but guess what? Suddenly, I do -- and I'm loving it. And what the hell, I'd do pretty much anything to get outta doing dance cardio six bloody days a week!
Next week feels super exciting, like a new chapter and I cannot wait! Not only does it kick off the month of May, but it also marks the official start of my Second Year on Continuity! Here comes the chair!! Yeah!
I've already stolen a peek at what's ahead and I'll tell you this much, in year two - right outta the gate we're in ankle and arm weights and the leg segment goes from six moves of 20 to eight moves of 30 - are we ready for that? OMG! That's 240 rotations on each leg for a total of 480 leg rotations in such a teeny tiny concentrated period of time. I could be in need of a walker by Wednesday! Can't wait to try it out and tell you all about it.
Here's to a fresh start for all of us! Hope you're having a great weekend.