Well, my first outdoor volleyball tournament is fast approaching, only 5 weeks left, and as happy as I am that I have made some good strength gaining progress, I still don't quite feel like I've gotten the flat belly results that I had hoped for.
Don't get me wrong, I know I am making progress, but honestly I wish I could get rid of that little bit of lower belly pudge. I know it's probably got a lot more to do with my poor eating habits (I just cannot resist some salt n vinegar or all dressed chips) instead of my workout habits, but a girl can dream right?
I'm not sure if I've mentioned it yet, but I've been using a combination of running and walking with the pup, as well as Fitness Blender at home workouts. My co-worker Terri recommended Fitness Blender to me, and honestly, I love it. I haven't paid for any of the full programs, but I've been doing various combinations of just the regular full-length free workouts and although maybe visually I'm not yet seeing results, I am definitely feeling like my body is getting much stronger, and my balance and coordination are improving.
The website is great because so many of the workouts are tailored for people like me with little to no equipment or even space at home. Plus, they give you a low impact version of pretty much every move, you can select the target areas you want to work that day, and you can limit how much time you want to spend. It makes you feel like you're customizing every workout!
I just finished the free five day challenge to burn fat and build lean muscle, and starting tomorrow and I am going to try the free 5 day challenge for busy people.
Anyway, here's hoping that I can buckle down with my eating habits, keep up with my workout habits, and finally shed that last little bit of bloat in the tummy before that first outdoor volleyball tournament!