HIP Challenge: So... It's Working

Written by: Kayte Corrigan

Operation: Dance Team Jeans has been going on for about a month now and I’m starting to feel trim and strong. Getting my biceps back and I’m actually enjoying holding planks instead of dreading them. In my mind I think, “bring it on!” I’m starting to impress myself with my progress and noticing I feel the burn a lot later than I used to. I’m experimenting with heavier weight and springs. I’m not going to drop dead after Bag of Tricks and I have more stamina through out the day. I used to need a 3-hour nap after I taught a 6am, but now I can make it to the evening! Now that I’m back in action, I even might test my strength in a dance class one of these days. I’m not So You Think You Can Dance material, but I could attempt a pirouette and still be standing.

While I haven’t seen a dramatic loss of weight, I’ve had a couple commenters making note of the pep in my step and the shape I’m taking. It takes time, and I’m putting in mine. I haven’t drastically changed my eating habits and that’s certainly part of it. Although, I don’t chow horribly I still eat out of a 3rd grader’s lunchbox: cheese and crackers, hummus and carrots, apple slices, turkey sandwich and a cookie, maybe a juice box, maybe. My biggest issue with food is timing and portions. I’ll wait until I’m in starvation mode then eat until it hurts.

While this first month was about getting the workouts set, the second is about food. I’m starting off November with the HIP Detox. Next week: Daily updates. I’m looking forward to a clear head and to reset my body from TV Producer to HIPster.

Your Guina Pig,