So, the Bikini Bootcamp I'm doing right now (see previous post) is going really well! Doing another 30-day. Started last Monday the 15th. And when I checked on Friday, I found that I had already dropped 7lbs and 8.25" of icky toxic fat. And it's not just that! I just look less icky now.
Seriously, have a look at me on Day 10...
|Me on cleanse day trying stuff with my phone upstairs while my fam ate dinner.|
I'd made chicken piccata.
Note the clear skin, healthy pink glow,
So yeah, I'm lookin' hot... again. And it didn't take long either, thanks to Isagenix. Seriously, I love that I can get back to sexy beast mode so quickly, and become even MORE healthy, with this program. And when I do indulge, I don't gain back as much weight as I used to.
Just a few weeks ago, I was a little on the, uh, "fluffy" side. I didn't feel good. Moving around felt "clunky". I was wearing the loose tops to hide my growing belly. I was starting to feel elderly again. And not in the Raquel Welch kind of elderly. Which for her, you know, really isn't.
I admit it was my fault. Even though I had my daily shakes (which gave me energy), I didn't cleanse, so I was toxic. And I ate crap.
Now, before you get all Judgy Judgerson on me, remember I'm human. And sometimes, it's just a "Doritos! All Day! All The Time!" kind of
But now I'm motivated to change all that because I want to...
- be happy and comfortable in my skin again... no matter how little I wear. Woo hoo, baby!
- sculpt some kickass muscle and become strong.
- keep up with all the hot moms at zumba class.
- have bounce in my step when I slip on that body-hugging tank top and strut my stuff on stage at recital.
- nip the bad activities in the bud -- like eating crap and becoming a permanent resident of couch-ville -- before they become bad habits.
Like, if aliens came and threatened to destroy the world if I didn't get into a bikini. (Hey, it could happen.) Hot and Healthy Nenette would strap on those itty bitty pieces of fabric without batting an eye.
So, really you could say that I'm getting healthy to save the world. Like Wonder Woman. Or Super Grover. You're welcome.
Now, fitness results come from 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. I have Isagenix (and no more eating crap) for the 80%. And last year, that's all I did.
But this time, I need to do the other 20% and build muscle that I lost during the fiasco of 2007, when I took part in a scientific study and took my calories down really low for 8 months, forcing my body to cannibalize my muscle for fuel. I know. Gross. I know better now.
Anyway, I've assembled a team to teach me how to get all hot and healthy. I'm calling them Team Nenette.
Because I'm all fancy and original like that.
So, who's on Team Nenette?
Well, the beautiful people, of course! They say surround yourself with people you want to be like, after all.
These folk are the experts. They show by example. They are the best at what they do. And They. Get. The. Job. Done.
Isagenix. Describing this is hard because it's just not one thing. The clean nutrition. The fact that there's nothing artificial in any of the products. The athletic expertise. The nobel prize winning research. The science behind each and every product. The coaches. And the whole Isa Family, which includes sports nutritionists, doctors, Olympic athletes, professional football players, triathletes, and fitness models... like Oxygen Magazine cover model and Isagenix Millionaire Lori Harder.
Zumba with Yvonne. The combination of Isagenix and Zumba has been phenomenal! I know I wouldn't be where I am now if I'd had just one or the other.
Zumba has changed my approach to workouts in both mind and body. My workouts before were never consistent, but now, I zumba twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. On days I can't go to class, like the day of Mini's ballet exam, I get really sad and kinda twitchy. It's unreal.
And now, I HAVE MUSCLE! Roomie noticed it one evening after dinner. He touched my leg and made a comment about "hard muscle", but I thought he was trying to perv me so I shoo-ed him away so I could put dishes in the dishwasher.
Anyway, I LOVE Yvonne's classes! So high-energy, so much fun, dance-y, and so well-structured. It's like a party at every class! And she's an incredible example of fitness and health. Look at her in action as she gets a crowd going...
|Yvonne has the purple pants and the awesome biceps! (From Zumba with Yvonne on FB)|
Hip Hop class with my teacher and friend Chelsea. Chelsea is a BRILLIANT choreographer. And I adore her taste in music. My whole family loves her: she's taught 3 out of 4 of us in our wee clan. She challenges us to do things that we've never done before -- and look awesome doing it. Despite the fact I also look like a sweaty hot mess post-class.
The constant new moves means new neural pathways are building like crazy! And that's great for brain functions too, which is key to overall health, as it counteracts degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia. (Yes, this is a nerd blog too. You have been warned.)
I don't have a picture of Chelsea in hand, so I can't show you just how beautiful she is. You'll just have to trust me. I never lie... at least, when it comes to how beautiful my friends are.
Kimberly Ho. Kim was my very first ever personal trainer. She's actually moved out of town to be with her fiance, but in the short time she trained me, I experienced some really quick, noticeable changes in my body. With her, I learned that lifting heavy doesn't make you Ms. Incredible Hulk, it makes you sexy.
She's still on Team Nenette because I still read her blog for tips, I still incorporate her workouts in my newly-reintroduced lifting routine, and I'm still in her Team Sexy. :)
Check her out in this pic I stole from her FB page... shh... don't tell Kim... heeheehee... also, I want her arms...
So, that's my team!
Do you have your own team? What are you planning to do for your own health and fitness?