Day One of Tracy Anderson's Bootcamp
I woke up this morning with fond memories of the loaded baked potato I ate last night for my "last meal" and I had the desire to quit before I started, but I didn't.
And so, it starts...
For those who like a good, succinct read, here's a quick summary of Day One: The food was surprisingly tasty and I had leftovers for next time the menu calls for that same item. The exercise was LONG (2hrs), but I enjoyed the dance cardio. What's not to like about looking at yourself dance in a mirror? Also, I'm proud to say I followed the plan today to a T. Also, I took my BEFORE pictures and measurements (No, I'm not going to share them! Yet.). 29 days to go. Woohoo!
If you want the nitty, gritty details, read on.
You know, I really commend those women who put up their before pictures and measurements before they have completed the program. I admire their courage and ability to throw caution to the wind and just "let it all hang out"... I'm not one of those women. I did take my "Before" pictures today (Thank God for the genius who created the self-timer. No one else needs to see that!). I weighed myself (as I do everyday anyway) and took all of my measurements. However, I just cannot post "Before" pictures until I have the "After" shots. Is that vain? If so, I accept that title and maintain my decision. :-) Thank you!
I absolutely cannot wait until Day 11 because I will measure myself again and see just how far I've come. I will share my measurement changes (how's that for optimism?) on this day with all of you! Wait. Is anyone even reading this? Anyone???
In the meantime, I have at least included a recent shot of myself. It displays my current form without having to reveal the horror show that was my "Before" bikini shots.
<----- OVER THERE <----
That will have to do for now.
I fully expect to have awesome results at the end of this program, but I don't imagine the cardio or muscular structure work will be easy and I certainly don't expect the food to taste good. With that mental preparation in mind, I made all of my meals (except dinner) last night, so that I would be prepared today. I talk ALL about today's meals down below.
- Breakfast - Strawberry Mint Salad: It was pretty good, but I wished I could have added a bit of powdered sugar. The mint was an interesting touch, but I'm not quite a fan.
- Lunch - Tomato Minestrone Soup: This soup has lots of fresh ingredients that sound and also smell lovely, but the finished product is no pretty picture! I already knew that this awful vegetable mush would be disgusting. So, I braced myself during lunch and was prepared to drown my hunger pains in sugarless green tea (Grrr, no coffee for 30 days!!). However, there was no need. The soup is delicious!! I'm a fan and it's a winner! Yummm! It's surprisingly filling too as I didn't even finish my 8oz serving...at first. :-)
- Snack - Choco Chestnut Pudding: I'm thinking to myself, "As long as it took me to find cooked & peeled chestnuts, this pudding had better be good" and it was!! Although, dare I say, it was a bit too sweet. I may use less chocolate chips next time. I'm not a chocolate lover, after all.
- Dinner - Poached Cod and Roasted Asparagus: I don't care for fish and have never even tasted cod... At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this dish was pretty darn good too. The lemon really kicked the flavor up a notch.
You have no idea how many times I wanted to quit today, so....Go me!!
Disclaimer: I did say the food was good and I meant it, but consider your source (ME). I was reminded of an Eddie Murphy quote today that rings true, "When you're starving, every cracker tastes like Ritz!!" Ha!
I really did enjoy the food though. Promise! I even took pictures of the food for you
I'm off to sleep. Here's hoping I can finish earlier on Day Two...
|Strawberry Mint Salad|
|Poached Cod & Roasted Asparagus (Although neither the cod or asparagus are in the pic. It was prettier without!)|
|Choco Chestnut Pudding|
|Tomato Minestrone Soup - Soo yummy!|