Being unemployed, I am at home all day. I get bored and when I’m bored, I apparently eat. I don’t eat a whole lot at a time, I mostly graze or snack on things (greek yogurt, whole grain cheez-its, salad, fruit, etc). I also found myself drinking hot chocolate with whipped cream a lot and it started to show! I am not a compulsive eater, nor am I 200 lbs, 300 lbs, or higher. At my last doctor’s appointment (a few months ago), I was just under 115 lbs.
While I was working out yesterday, I looked down at my abs/stomach/midsection and was not happy with what I saw. I can’t afford to buy pills, body wraps, or garments that are only temporary solutions, I’ve been thinking about what worked for me in the past.
|My pilates/yoga mat|
This morning, I woke up sore [from my workout yesterday] and thought about doing pilates again. Today, I did a 30 minute pilates workout and felt really good afterwards. I am going to start incorporating pilates into my workout schedule. If I am feeling sore, I will do pilates that day instead or just add it on after my cardio workout. I already know pilates works for me, so I don’t need products that may not work as that is not good enough for me. I am going to use pilates to tone my body.
Pilates worked for me after I had my son. Eight days after I gave birth I started doing pilates again. I had done pilates before and loved it, so I couldn’t wait to start doing it again. I think pilates really helped me tone my stomach and my entire body after having my son. This time around, I am hoping it will work again. I don’t have to spend any money since I already have a few pilates DVDs to use.
I am also trying to change what I drink. I am cutting out the hot chocolate (it doesn’t help that my husband buys it in those big boxes) and instead drinking green tea. Just today, I had 3 cups of tea!
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