My son loves being active. He has always been my cheerleader when working out and loves to join in. Actually he only plays the active games on the Wii! The only way I really encourage him is by letting him join in or finding other "active" ways for him to play. I also think I encourage my stepdaughters to be healthier. They are fairly thin, but I try to encourage them to be active and drink water. I am always telling them they need to drink more water! We love to play Wii games together and one of my stepdaughters really loves to do my exercise dvds with or without me. She tries to encourage me to get up and get moving! Last spring we started taking walks every time they were over and I am looking forward to that. It is nice getting all the kids out together and being active.
This week I started finished up phase 1 of New Mommy Makeover and started phase 2. WOW!!! These exercises have definitely stepped up and make me sweat! I like that Colleen Riddel still has the workouts set up quite the same, by doing 1 set, followed by an exercise to raise your heart rate then another set...then repeats this with a different set of exercises. This time we have been doing 1 arm type workout, 1 leg type workout in each set then at the very end(after all the sets) we do a few ab workouts. I still like how she focuses on the muscles and breathing, and even though I am sweating more I still do not feel overwhelmed.
Speaking of kids above....When Corie is over she is normally doing these exercises with me! Even skinny active her says she likes the workouts. Zach loves them. He always has to have his own weights and when he sees the workouts he says "its you" when he sees the tv. Its cute! It is things like these that keep me motivated. Although Zach likes to steal my water during water breaks too lol!
Thursday I took my measurements to see if I have made any progress with this program. I have made progress even though I would have liked to have done better. I still need to really really work on my eating, as that is what is holding me back! The exercises are great! I have lost 2 inches in my stomach area. I measured in three different areas too figuring the lower stomach might just be my uterus going back to normal, but I have lost two inches even in my upper abs! I have also lost 4-5 pounds in the 4 weeks! I was hoping for more, but again I am blaming it on my eating. I am going to try a lot harder this month and hopefully will see double the results next month!
Dislosure: Part of this post is sponsored by Mamavation and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway. This is also sponsored by New Mommy Makeover, in which I received the dvd's for free to review. These are my personal opinions.