It’s time for another update as I prep myself to achieve a healthier, fit, beautiful me.
Oh. My. Goodness. Where do I even start? To be honest, I am overwhelmed. I have been equipped with so many fitness goodies, I just don’t know what to do with myself.
To start, Walmart teamed up with Microsoft and had a (surprise) Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle sent to my house! To make sure that I get moving, Walmart included a package with Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, Michael Jackson: The Experience Wii, and EA Sports Active Wii!
It didn’t stop there.
They also sent me a kettlebell set and gave me a gift card to purchase even more fitness items!
Did I hit the fitness lottery?
Can you see why I’m so overwhelmed? Eventually, I will try everything out and report back sharing my experience. I’m really excited, it’s just gonna take me a while to get going.
And because there is no way I’m going to be exercising without making sure that I don’t lose weight, I bought myself a weight gain shake (at Vitacost) that promises mass and energy. Gaining extra mass is extra important to me because I am trying to gain 10lbs. I’m trying to bulk up especially in my arms. The Naturade shakes taste so good, kind of like cupcake batter or a buttery infant cereal. I like to add some raw sugar for sweetness. This stuff is no joke. Two shakes has enough calories to get me through the day, so drinking them on top of eating regular meals (no room for skimpin’) is just what I need. Within just a few days of drinking the shakes (sometimes mixed in my waffles) in addition to eating my regular meals, I gained one pound!
Today, I lost it.
I wasn’t prepared for what consuming extra protein would do to my digestive system. There’s no way to sugarcoat this folks… the shakes gave me an offensive case of gas. Gas that could peel the paint off of the walls, clear out a whole room. Tired of smothering my family with flatulence, I decided to slow down on the shakes, leading to the 1lb shed that I worked SO hard for.
So, if I want to get serious about gaining 10lbs, I’m going to have to come up with a plan B or fight the funk and try again.
Do you have any fitness goals this year? What are you doing to make sure you achieve them?
I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with a gift card (for food & fitness equipment) and compensation to share my journey to healthier living with you as part of the Fresh Start Challenge. Participation is voluntary and as usual, all opinions are my own.
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