Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 8 - Boot Round 2!

it's happening!
I'm rockin' this OUT!

I have not missed a day yet! It's day seven and I am finally feeling more "lean"...
Interesting enough - my weight has only moved a couple of pounds - but my body seems to be getting smaller again - and going back to it's former post - boot camp shape.

Which confirms what I already knew... I had gained more weight than the scale was really telling me.
Although the numbers said I wasn't really gaining weight - I was losing muscle weight, so the pounds were the same but the size of my body was getting laaaaaaarger.

If you think about it - that's actually very nice of the scale...to lie to me. I really appreciate it's efforts to keep the ugly truth from me and not wreck my day each morning.

 My jeans don't share the same opinion of "little white lies and sparing my feelings" as my scale does.
Those bitches are HARD CORE about being honest.
I will say I have a few pairs that contain Lycra and those girls are willing to "stretch the truth" a little bit... but my other jeans...not so much.

They call it like they see it.
And they were seeing it (and by 'it', I mean my ass) getting larger by the day before I got back on track!

It was if I could hear them talking in my closet - behind my back - like a bunch of mean girls huddled around a table...
"Oh girl...she's putting on weight...she better not even think about reaching for me today and expecting to put THAT  in me!"
"You're telling me - girl, she wore me yesterday and had to pull at me all day long to get my waist back over her muffin top - she finally pulled my belt loop so hard it ripped it right out!"
" Sisters -I'm not strong enough to hold all that in - ohhhh...she needs to get back on her program if she wants to wear me again"
"Lawd, Lawd...she gonna try me on and blame the drier for shrinking me again!"

ok- bitches... I got the message. I was running around telling myself that my weight was the same - but WE ALL knew I was gaining inches as I slowly abandoned my TAM workouts...

I'm sorry I blamed the high heat of the drier, I'm sorry I ripped out your belt loops, I'm sorry I threw you on the ground when you refused to zip up...I'm sorry you all missed out on some of my most recent trips, I'm sorry I put some of you on and thought it was your fault I looked a little heavy... it wasn't your fault... it was mine.

I wanted to believe what the scale was telling me - that as long as my weight stayed the same - everything else should "be the same"... but it wasn't true..and I knew it.

All pounds are not created equally... some are dense and fabulous and full of lean muscle...some are nasty , flabby wads of fatty jean-busting ass meat.

just sayin'...

SO - I am happy to report that I am starting to feel a little more lean!!! The muscle tone is rapidly returning and the "size" of my bootay and legs are rapidly recovering and preparing to get back in all those teeny tiny jeans!!!

I'm so happy Blogger.com is back to normal!!! I couldn't post an update for a couple of days due to some updating the sight was doing- then I was traveling and when I came back I was geared up for a bunch of "where have you been" comments...and guess what I found..???

A big NOTHING.. not a peep... I thought "Uh Oh"...everyone has fallen off the wagon and it's eerily quiet here on the Thass network.

But ALAS...today everyone's older comments popped up and loads of you reported having the same trouble that I was experiencing with the site.

SO- now that we are back in working order... and almost back in all the jeans (little bitches)... I will keep on keeping on!

It's day 8 - and it's markedly easier this go round...although I am taking a little more lighter approach to it.
I have not missed a single workout - and will not!
I have not had a single glass of wine or a cocktail.
I have eaten strictly boot camp recipes...with the sole exception of indulging in a banana with some peanut butter while traveling.
I would say I felt guilty about that.. but that would be a lie. I didn't feel guilty about it at all.

Plus- if I said I did, I feel confident that I would get barraged with comments recommending eating disorder clinics for me to look into.

Hey - I was at a friends lake house... everyone was having Mexican food and margaritas and mother scratchin' cupcakes...and I "went crazy" and ate a banana and a spoonful of peanut butter...
I gotta tell ya...I thought it was a complete victory!!!
No chips, no cheese sauce, no fish tacos, no mother scratchin' cupcakes... no wine, no vodka cran, only lemon water!!!!

Victory was mine. Those little jeans will be mine too..sooner than later!

The first boot camp go round - I literally would not have gone to the overnight party for fear of not being able to be "by the book"... so I'm trying to incorporate actually living my life ...with doing boot camp...
and so far so good!!!!

the workouts aren't taking as long as before either - although they will eventually as I plan on working up to 50 and then 60 minutes of cardio again in the next week or so( I am currently doing 40 minutes)...so that will tack on a a little more time.

I haven't lost the pounds this time that I did the first go round...but then again - I started this round almost ten pounds lighter ...
and I've been sore...and I had a monthly visitor - which always leaves me a little on the bloated side!!!!
...so I'm down a couple of pounds since the start and am currently about a week ahead of my weight loss from last time...it will be interesting to see what happens as I keep at it.

I'm not weighing everyday...which is also strange for me- but again..I am trying to remove so much emphasis from being on the scale numbers (especially since we know she's not exactly honest with me) and focus on health and exercising and sticking to the plan!!!! I'm concerned with weight - but only as one of many factors and not the only factor.

Having said that .. I'm weighing in right around 129... and am anticipating being back down around the 125-126 range by the time the 30 days are over with...

I'm going to measure again in a few days - hopefully, if I can get it together long enough to call Joel and schedule him to come help me out! - when I do - I will post the figures!!!

Again...if Tracy is out there...I'm sure she would be happy to hear that one week of being back on her plan is rapidly un-doing the damage of months of lack luster eating and waining exercising!

Not that I am surprised!!!!

But good to prove it and see the Thass shaping right back up!
Thanks, Tracy!!!!!!

I think I may go wash my jeans and dry them on high heat...not because they are dirty, but because they are bitches and need to be reminded who controls the spin cycle around here!!!!

I'm SOOOOOOO EXCITED for my fellow TAMmers who have reported in!!!
and Paola - you are working out with TRACY!!!???? Fantastic!!!
Please send me a note and let me know how it went so I can pass it on to everyone!

Keep up the good work!!!!!!!

I'm going to go knock out my workout before I have to report to a business dinner...where I will surely sit there drinking lemon water and eating dry fish...but I'll feel good doing it!!!

All my best to each of you!

more tomorrow!!!!


ALL - BY THE BOOK...(except an occasional banana... don't judge me)

xoxo La


  1. Great job! Still cheering you all on! Thanks for the laughs tonight, I needed them!

  2. lol @ the jeans conversation. It's true. They don't lie!!!

    Started day 1 today, so I'll be bootcamping with you!!!

  3. Glad to see you are back--I'm look for a little bit of inspiration!

    I bought the book and the Meta series...having trouble with motivation. My 15 lbs. of extra weight has ballooned into 50 and from a size 10 to a 14. Now, why can't I get off my "thass?"


  4. Hi Laura, good to have you back! You really crack me up! Today is day 4 of boot camp for me and this morning's workout was really tough. Been sticking to Tracy's recipes but had to swap a few of the breakfast meals about for convenience and availability.. It is my first time doing TAM and just managing 20 reps with the ms and 20 minutes DC but jumping the whole time.. Man this is hard and it's only day 4!