After who knows how long of sticking to a rotation, I've decided to do the Slim Series again. (If you're new to my blog, the Slim Series is the more advanced version of the Slim in 6 set that has been on infomercials for years). I had another pelvic floor surgery 5 weeks ago today and was told to wait a month before I started exercising. I did some gentle yoga after 2 weeks and have gotten my flexibility back since. I still can't do high impact exercise or lift over 10 pounds for the next 2 months, so I decided to do Debbie's workouts again. She has some jogging in place or half-jacks amidst the weight work, but I can easily modify that. She primarily uses 3 or 5 pound weights, but if I work up to 8s, I can sit down to do the upper body work (which is actually how I'm starting out this week even for the lighter weights) so I don't put too much pressure on my pelvic floor.
When I first did the Slim Series, I took measurements every Monday morning and I started the week yesterday by doing just that. I've gained some weight this summer, especially post-surgery, so I'm excited to see these workouts do their magic. They really do reduce inches faster than any other workouts I've done. And they help me regain my strength and firm up a bit.
I'm also recommitting to raw eating. I just got out Alissa Cohen's Living on Live Food book and saw some recipes in there that I hadn't noticed or tried before, such as a spinach dip made with avocados. I need to go bring in some wheat to sprout so I can start making crackers again. Oh how I love smelling those crackers in the dehydrator! Much to do, much to do! I'll post my progress for these next 6 weeks and will hopefully get my blogging habit back! TTFN!