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Day 52:197
6.8 miles ran this week.

I Lost 1.5 lbs this week! Not as much as I was hoping for.. but definitely better then another 0! So now I think I can say goodbye to the 200's forever! My goal for next weigh in is 195... and I'm going to work my butt off to get there!

Ok.. so the famouse Forza(meaning "Strength" in Italian) workout was done on Friday night. I just couldn't wait until saturday to try it. It is one hour of lifting and swinging this 2.5 lb sword in different directions. Now, I never once started to breathe hard.. but let me tell you, I was DRENCHED in sweat when I was done. I can feel muscles in my arms that were never there...and I cant lift my arms! LOL Putting on a shirt was near impossible this weekend! I think this is a real good workout to get my flabby arms back in shape. In her book it recommends doing the workout everyday for weightloss.. at least 20 mins of it. So after my run and weight lifting I put in 20 arms feel incredible. I dont think I have ever felt this strong before! I really recommend this to anyone looking for a different and fun way to shape up your upper body!!

From the book Forza, The Samurai Sword Workout by Ilaria Montagnani:
The movements you will preactice in a Forza session contain elements of both aerobic and anaerobic exercise. This is a very powerful combination. Aerobic ("with oxygen") exercise such as jogging, swimming or dancing burns calories from fat. However, it only continues to burn calories while you are exercising, and for it to have a continuing fitness effect you must increase either the speed or the duration of the exercise. Anaerobic ("without oxygen") exercise such as weight lifting burns calories mostly from carbohydrates, but as a side effect it increases your metablolic rate so that during periods of rest the fat burning process speeds up.

In Forza, the aerobic elements of the cuts and footwork operate together with the anaerobic elements of lifting and controlling the sword. To put it simply, it not only burns off fat while you are doing it; it also continues to burn fat after you've finished your workout as you go about the rest of your day, making it an extrememly efficient way of shedding unwanted pounds. A one-hour Forza workout will burn 300-500 calories.

On Saturday night I had a once-a-year-date with my mom. No kids, no hubby.. just us moms. We went to a dinner theatre and saw a comedy called Lovers and Executioners. It was wonderful. The dinner was really good too... the best part were the portion sizes. Just enough to enjoy! I bought tickets for a murder mystery play in two weeks.. I am going to drag my hubby to it for our once-a-year-date!!

I hope you are all being strong.. and happy. Have a great Monday and we'll see y'all tomorrow.

*********CANDY UP-DATE*************

Its in the trash. Thats right, I threw it all away. I told my girls to pick 3 candies that they wanted and then I threw the rest away. They were a little shocked.. but happy they had 3 candies!! LOL So, no more temptation in this house. I may have to get used to saying no.. but in my own house? I will live healthy, my husband will live healthy and my girls will live healthy!!


Cory said...

Good job this week. That is awesome!
Glad to hear you are enjoying the workout. That's great. Is it basically just foot- and swordwork? I'm finding myself interested, but want to make sure it's something my doctor wouldn't kill me over doing!

Laura N said...

Super job on the loss! You are doing it, woman!!!

That workout sounds amazing. Very cool.

What a fun night with your mom. Sweet picture of the two of you.

I am totally gonna throw out the candy when I get home tonight. You did it, Grumpy Chair did it. I've got to, too. It's killing me, and enough's enough!

Have a great week.

P.O.M. said...

You're doing awesome!
Glad you tossed it! No need for that crap to sit around and be tempting.

Great job on the workout. Sweating alot is like therapy. I love it.

Cory said...

Good job throwing away the candy.

By the way, tag! You're it!

Fatinah said...

you're the incredible shrinking woman!! wooohoooo!!
I'm so impressed that you got rid of the candy!

Randi said...

Nice loss. Good workout! Awesome candy toss!!!
You're right on with the saying no thing. Remember, if it's not healthy for you, why is it ok to feed your kids and husband?

Christy said...

Way to go on the loss!!! That workout sounds awesome, I love hearing about different kinds of exercise... keep up the amazing work!

Carrie said...

Awesome job on the 1.5 lbs!! You are doing amazing!! And kudos on throwing out the candy too!!

Your new workout seems really cool. I am curious to see the results after doing it for a while. Are there other videos you can buy of it so you don't get bored?

Keep up the great work!

Christine said...

I will be happy for you with your loss - as long as you come over to my blog and kick my ass for the gain that I have.

You rock!

groovybabe said...

Congrats on your loss, youre doing fabulously with it and with your jogging! I cant wait until I am at your weight! UNDER 200!!! Go you!!