So much reading material!Posted: November 3, 2011
When I got home from work yesterday, I was pleased to find that my Bodypump training packet had arrived in the mail! These two guys will be a huge part of my life for the next few weeks.
I plan to set aside some time this weekend (which is already packed!) to read the manual cover-to-cover. Guess I’ll just have to multi-task that with a nice long soak in the tub at some point. 🙂
I was really curious to see exactly what was on the DVD, so I popped it in my dvd player this morning. There’s a lot of different stuff, but obviously part of it is going through a Bodypump class for this particular release. I followed along (without weights) to the warm-up (it was all I had time for) and was happy about how much of the routine I already have memorized. I’m hoping that I can easily remember all of the counts and everything when it comes time for ME to be leading them! On another note, I’m SO SORE from yesterday’s bodypump class. This release is just killer!
My other reading material was given to me yesterday after Bodypump when I went to register for Weight Watchers.
I haven’t had a lot of time to look over it yet, but I have to say- it is definitely different than the last time that I joined Weight Watchers! I am really excited about the new Points Plus program- I think it will be totally easy for me to follow. I definitely like that fruits and veggies are zero points- but that being said- I’m not going to start eating 100 bananas a day because they’re “free.”
And I am REALLY digging the WW phone app!
It just makes things so much easier- especially since it is synced with the account that I made on the WW website. I plugged in my points for breakfast and lunch and a snack this morning, so it was already done. I made oatmeal this morning for breakfast, but have been making it without oat bran lately because while it does bulk it up, it makes the oats less chewy. And I love that chewy consistency of warm oats.
My bowl of oatmeal (1/2 c. rolled oats, 1 T walnuts, stevia, cinnamon and topped with some (warmed) frozen strawberries and 1/2 T of sunflower butter) is 6 pts.
Ideally, I’d like to eat a little more for breakfast so that I am using most of my points earlier in the day and eating a smaller dinner. I’d like to shoot for 8 next time.
I have 29 points to use each day (and I’m also glad that my points balance won’t drop as I lose weight- I remember that being challenging last time!) After breakfast, lunch and an after-school snack, I’m left with 10 points for the rest of the night. I guess that’s okay- but I’m thinking that I’d like to have less so that I’m not eating so many calories later in the day. If any of you readers are following the WW Points Plus plan, I’d love to know your take on this!
AND- this doesn’t include activity points. I’m doing an hour of flow yoga, which I think is supposed to add 4 points. I ran into a problem with activity points the last time I did WW. A 45-min spin class is supposed to be 8 or 9, but if I eat 8 or 9 points more each day- that is A LOT.
Getting on that scale yesterday was definitely a wake-up call. I need to gain control of my eating habits, and I woke up extremely optimistic today. This whole thing is really going to force me to look at what/when/why I eat. I also did the pre-paid thing for each month, so I’m kind of committed now, or I lose out on some major money!
I want to thank my new good friend Sara for going with me, too. 🙂
Do you/have you ever done Weight Watchers? Any advice- things you like or have found helpful?