When I weighed myself this week, I realized I had gained a pound. I wasn't too worried about it because I still managed to lose inches which ultimately is my goal... the interesting thing is that this morning I put on this pair of jeans (not my skinny jeans yet), I have had them for a few months and although they fit... I always wear a long shirt with it precisely because I've had what is commonly known as a "muffin top" UGH! Well today I put these jeans on and the muffin top is GONE!… Continue
Added by Veronica on June 27, 2008 at 10:06pm —
Starting an exercise program can be over whelming from choosing the right program for your busy schedule and body type to buying the right equipment for success without breaking the budget. here's just a few tips to think of first....
. Most women think that they need to commit to an hour a day to get in shape and get results. The most effective form of exercise is consistant exercise. Even if it's only a small amount spread through the day or when you have a… Continue
Added by Tracey Mallett on June 27, 2008 at 12:30pm —
This weekend I was at the Iron Girl in San Diego. It had to be one of the most powerful experiences for me as a women, mother, wife and friend.
I saw so many women at different stages of their lives. Women in their 70's, Women in wheelchairs, Women pushing joggers, Women walking with friends, Women fighting Cancer... and the list goes on…
The one thing in common with all these women, that have busy lives and demanding schedules, is that they… Continue
Added by Kristina Kunz on June 24, 2008 at 10:00am —
What an incredible journey it has been for some of the women here on Team Mallett, I wanted to highlight some of their blogs as I think it will inspire you to keep going. Listen to Laura and see how she has lost 13 pounds! Here you go meet Laura.....
Yesterday I was able to wear my "skinny jeans" to work! The last time I wore them was six years ago (when I first met my husband.....I asked him how I looked yesterday and he… Continue
Added by Tracey Mallett on June 23, 2008 at 8:00pm —
I am beginning my journey with the Sexy in 6 DVD's and Boot camp DVD's.
JUNE 23, 2008
Bust - 35.2"
Waist - 34.5"
Hips - 38"
Thighs - 23.2"
Arms - 11"
Added by Barbara on June 23, 2008 at 7:41pm —
So I just finish my 3rd week in the TM program.
I started with 158 pounds, and now i'm down to 54. I know is really not much for 3 weeks, but I really feel confident about the plan. My cloth fits a lot looser, and I actually lost 1 inch on my weist, half an inch everywhere else. The work outs are getting easier and easier to do. And I do feel like I have a lot more energy. I do wish the weight was coming down a lot faster though, I keep thinking that mybe after 3 more weeks, i'll only… Continue
Added by liliflor on June 23, 2008 at 3:48pm —
It seems like just yesterday that my daughter Natalie was just a little baby and now this week she will be 24 years old! Her little baby girl is now the spitting image of her and I love em both! I had to celebrate that thought by working out even harder this week because it is my goal to be ninety and Movin! So, I slipped on my 6 lb. walkvest and walked 4 miles, I really don't mind getting older so long as I can keep moving like I am today.
Added by Judy Cocke on June 23, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I agree with Erica, boy was that a tough workout... I left Tracey's place yesterday feeling pretty sore, the good type of soreness... the one where you know that you did something good for your body and again, regained my energy, focus and will. It hasn't been easy, I think we all know as moms how hard it is to commit to something else. i do have great support in my husband who now came up with the idea of me giving him my favorite pair of jeans that I don't fit into yet and him reminding me… Continue
Added by Veronica on June 22, 2008 at 9:57pm —
Seriously is anyone as sore as I am from working out with Tracey yesterday??!! OMG!!! Tracey you kicked my butt and I LOVE IT!!!! :) I admire all you moms who are still in this!! I looked at you all yesterday and it was like a room with the Incredible Shrinking Women!! You all looked wonderful!! Look how far you've come! I know some of you worry about only being able to lose a few pounds, but a few pounds is ALOT! You figure it took you 40 LONG weeks to pack ON the weight during pregnancy, you… Continue
Added by Erica Shepherd on June 22, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Yesterday I was able to wear my "skinny jeans" to work! The last time I wore them was six years ago (when I first met my husband.....I asked him how I looked yesterday and he commented "Great! When did you wear those last?" I told him when we first met! (he got side tracked on the fact that that was six years ago.....I had to bring his focus back to the initial topic of me fitting into the jeans - haahaa!). Eight years ago I was very skinny (like size 4 skinny for my 5'7" frame) - but I had… Continue
Added by Laura on June 21, 2008 at 8:00am —
Joe and I watch our little Grandbaby Sophie each evening and sometimes getting in a workout is difficult. Yesterdays heat was so unbearable (even in South Redondo Beach) so we pack little Sophie in the Jogger and made a 4 mile trek (to and from) the R.B. Pier, had dinner, and walked back. Maybe, dinner should have been at home but it was a very nice change. All the Sailboats were out in beautiful form and in full blown sails, we ate at our favorite little cafe, and ate only a few fries (not… Continue
Added by Judy Cocke on June 20, 2008 at 3:36pm —
Having a baby is the best thing to ever happen to a woman. I love my children but I didn't like being out of shape. It would be so wonderful if our bodies could just whip back into shape right away and then we could focus on having fun with our kids instead of getting back into our PRE baby clothes. This is my 2nd child and thankfully I didn't gain AS much as the first. The first I gained about 55 pounds and with the second only about 45. ONLY I… Continue
Added by Tracey Mallett on June 18, 2008 at 11:00pm —
I've been pretty hungry this evening. I probably should have had an after dinner snack earlier, but now that's it getting quite late, I will just go to bed soon.
I really like the Sexy in 6 DVDs. The time absolutely flies by! I have never done any kind of rotation that was planned in advance before. I see now that this a good… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Houston on June 18, 2008 at 9:41pm —
I increased my veggies today by having an evening snack of carrots :)
Added by Elizabeth Houston on June 17, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Everyday I feel so blessed to be in a profession that inspires people to be the best that they can be. I suppose you could say I’m one of those lucky people who found their true calling in life. Originally from England, I moved to the USA to be with my husband in 1996. I’m a fitness expert, mother of two very energetic children and an owner of ATP Specific Training, a wellness facility in South Pasadena.
Balance is especially hard for… Continue
Added by Tracey Mallett on June 17, 2008 at 12:18am —
I have taped a food log and a list of what constitutes a serving of each of the foods I plan to buy to the cupboard so that I write down every bite. I'm also going to try to type up my daily food logs so I have a more permanent record. I am just going to type the total, not the meal-by-meal breakdown.
I know that I need to… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Houston on June 16, 2008 at 8:24pm —
I think I was given a compliment today. My mom and I had gone shopping last weekend for some much needed clothes, since mine have gotten a bit too big. One of the stores we shopped at just announced a 50% off sale, so I trotted back in to get a credit for the stuff I bought last week. As the girl at the register was attempting to figure out exactly what she should do, I started rambling on (justifying what I was doing there in all reality) about the visit from my mom and that she came to see… Continue
Added by Laura on June 15, 2008 at 5:06pm —
Joe and I hiked through and around Palos Verdes, onto the trails, to the cliffs and on down to the beach (searching for sea glass, none today) and uphill to home for a total of approx 5miles. It was a great walk/hike and now Joe is cleaning out his closet of all of the clothes that fit him 30lbs ago. This acitivity was his Father's Day choice and I am so proud of him!!
Added by Judy Cocke on June 15, 2008 at 12:59pm —
Are you stressed? Do you get enough sleep? Strange questions I know considering probably most of us are sleep deprived from being up all night with kids or working long hours on the computer (like me). Then there's stress which most of us deal with on a regular basis especially now with state of our economy that's placing it's toll on many famlies budgets.
Research has proven that high levels of stress will in turn cause your body to release a… Continue
Added by Tracey Mallett on June 12, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Eight weeks ago I thought I'd be waking up today to an entire new me. I haven't quite gotten there yet, but I'm on my way. I'm down 14 lbs and around 10+ inches...not a sharp stick in the eye, as my grandma would say. I still have a way to go, but this is the first time in my life where I know I will get there. On previous "diets" or "plans" I knew I wouldn't stick to them, I always was waiting for them to be over so I could go back to "eating the good stuff". This time, I'm doing it for me and… Continue
Added by Anne on June 10, 2008 at 8:40pm —