Thursday, August 12, 2021

8 Weeks of DDPY

The pictures don't lie! I have been doing DDPY 4-5 times a week and eating clean for 10 weeks now. (These pics are a couple of weeks old)  I am down 19.6 pounds! I am wearing the same shirt in each picture, fyi. In 8 weeks, there are noticeable physical changes, but the unseen changes are also huge. I have less pain in my back and hips. My feet don't hurt as much after a very long day at work. I had a knot on the bottom of my left foot. It was extremely painful. After a mixture of massage therapy, rolling on a spiked therapy ball, and stretches in DDPY, the knot is gone. My pants and shirts are looser. I had to tighten my bra!  My posture is better. I sleep better. Best of all, after a 2-week trial with NO blood pressure medication and twice daily blood pressure checks, my doctor took my off my blood pressure medicine!!!!  I am still monitoring my blood pressure and if it gets high, then I have to go back on my medication. So far, so good, though. All those non-scale victories keep me motivated. 

The past two weeks have been tough mentally. I don't know if it's the weather (It's finally gotten HOT here which always gets me down) or what, but I've been slacking on my food and not as committed to working out. I also tweaked my back a little bit and have been taking it a bit easier on my workouts. I've learned I can't be as exuberant about the twisting lunges as I would like to be. I really feel it the next few days. I am also 3 weeks into completing my current level and I think I'm a bit apprehensive about moving on to a more difficult level. Even now in my program, the workouts are increasing in frequency and intensity. I can always edit and change the workouts, so it's not like I HAVE to do it, but I want to challenge myself. So it's time to re-group and re-focus and get back on track!

Stay tuned to see what happens!!


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