Here is your first drill:
The main concern for this first week is to eliminate, at least for the first six days, sweets. I don't mean all kind of sweets, you can still have sugar in your coffee, but no more cookies, cakes, ice cream, donuts or anything that packs empty calories.
You will be able to have something at the end of the week, on Sunday.
If you go out to restaurants, you won't need to restrict yourself on any other dishes. Just skip dessert.
Sodas are allowed for now, but will be restricted soon, and since this is one of my weakness, and I understand the "addictive" factor, we will wean ourselves off slowly. With this in mind, this week try to diminish the amount you drink by half. If, for example, you drink two cans a day, drink one. If you only drink one can a day, drink half. If you drink diet soda, you will also follow these rules, as we need all sodas out.
We will need to start exercising regularly. As we are all different, and I don't want anybody to get hurt, we will start with only 10 minutes per day. But if you feel like you can do more, please work out 20 minutes per day. If the days I've picked on the schedule are not good for you, you can switch them around, just leave at least one day in between workouts, and exercise three days this week.
Always start by running in place for 5 minutes to warm-up.
Then stretch out for at least 5 minutes before you begin working out.
Here are some stretching poses from the Mayo clinic.
Remember to stretch your back (upper and lower), your sides, your buttocks, your calves, your hamstrings, your arms, your chest and your neck.
As for the 10 minutes of exercise, we can discuss in the comments what you have done in the past (yoga, aerobics, strength training, running, walking, pilates, tae-bo...) and we'll take it from there. Whatever it is, it will need to raise your heart rate and make you sweat.
In the beauty department, we will need to exfoliate our bodies to shed all the winter skin off.
Start the first day with a once-over. While you shower, take 5 extra minutes, or even more, and cover your whole body with a scrub, and then scrub it! If you don't have a scrub product, you can get one at any drugstore. I like this one from St. Ives. You can even make your own scrub at home with brown sugar and honey.
The next time, you'll concentrate on your feet. So spend 10 relaxing minutes scrubbing and massaging your feet.
The last beauty day we will target those areas that need it the most: elbows and knees, and once more, the feet.
And this concludes our first drill.
Lila, JustLo, Lil, Kim, Katy, Dee and Sunflower welcome aboard!
Please post in the comments:
1. Your main goal
2. Your main weakness
3. The type of exercise you will be doing
And new participants are always welcome. :)