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2013: and so it begins

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On my last post I stated that a goal for 2013 was to not speak unless I had something good to say. So, in that case, I cannot mention a thing about Dec 31 or Jan 1.

For me, 2013 started on January 2, which was also Master T’s 7th birthday.

bday balloonsThe day was quite low-key but he had fun and I got out of my mood, thanks to chocolate and some bubbly…to celebrate the occasion, of course. January 2 also marked the last day of my binge eating. I did not go all out though. It was a fairly tame “last day”, even for me. I didn’t even have a bowl of the Crunchy Nut corn flakes that I’d been wanting for breakfast. I did have biscuits, chocolates, cheese and crackers; chocolate mint birthday cake, coffee with cream (my fav) and bubbly with OJ and a beer throughout the day. And now I sit here eating watermelon.

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And it is delicious but I’m rather hungry. Today, January 3rd is the first of 30 that I will rise at 5:30am so I can complete my daily meditation and Tracy Anderson’s rigorous exercise routine as stipulated in her 30-day Method before breakfast.

I struggled through the 16 sequences (after the 5 warm-up stretches) and then 20 minutes of “dance” cardio. My dancing consists of side stepping and toe tapping with a few jumping jacks and swinging arms thrown in for good measure. I’m confident that I will be more coordinated and be able to keep up with Tracy by the end of the first 10 days.

I finished the session at 7:32am and within a half hour, I felt exhausted and even like I had the flu. She mentions this in the book but I was surprised to actually feel it so quickly. It may be because I am getting over a cold as well…I’m sure it’s a combo of the two. It’s now 12:30 and I feel ok but quite hungry. The watermelon did nothing to fill me up.

In Tracy’s book, there is a meal plan and she is very forward about saying that you must follow it to a T. Many of the items are not readily available where I live and I do not need to lose weight so I will not be following it exactly. I will use it as a guideline only but I am committed to a low-carb, no alcohol and low-sugar diet for the duration of the 30 days. I see many salads with BBQ chicken or fish in my future.

I am mostly doing this for the challenge. As an Aries, I always need to be chasing something. I do want a toned and fabulous body afterward too!! But right now, I really need some food and a nap!!

Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson

How’s your new year going?

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Author: Jennifer Morton

Freelance travel and lifestyle writer | photographer | coffee snob | INFJ | yogi wannabe | Canadian expat | will write for money

5 thoughts on “2013: and so it begins

  1. Wow, I feel extra tired just thinking about waking up that early to work out! That’s quite inspiring! My 2013 is good so far, it’s been coffee-free and full of teas and delicious things. It’s rather easy to enjoy a few days of a fresh start!

    • Good on ya Jennifer. I refuse to give up coffee but I do drink decaf!! I like the ritual of coffee and tea just doesn’t have the same social aspect. I do love my rooibos in the evening though! Happy 2013!

  2. I’m on day 3 of my anti candida regime. So far it’s ok….more importantly, my tummy is already feeling a lot more easy to get along with…

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