Crunches and Necklaces

by mssinglemama on February 24, 2010

A few updates for you:

1. My 7 Day Quit was awesome (kind of).

I started out valiantly with three days straight of  the 30 Day Shred.

Each day, I felt better than the last. I could even see a stark difference in my ab, arm and leg muscle definition. Crazy how fast your body changes.

On Day 4, I rested to give my aching, sore muscles a break. I was also a bit worried about all of the squatting and bending of my knees, which are definitely still a mess thanks to two years a soccer goalie. On Day 5 I picked back up where I left off, all went well and I ignored a nagging feeling in my right knee.

On Day 6 I rested, worried about the knee pain that was now more pronounced, aching with every step.

On Day 7 I plowed forward anyway, diving into another Jillian-induced pain session. And then on one of the last set of jumping jacks my left foot shot up in pain. That’s when I let out a scream and turned the video off. To hell with chiseled abs and a tight bod – I wasn’t going to break anything in the process. Clearly, I have to go to the doctor to get this all checked out. I’m also shopping for a gym with a pool, so I can swim and do low-impact exercises. Just have to find something that works.

But, I can still do crunches and push-ups. Those won’t hurt my knees. So, if anything, these 7 days have proven to me that you can get some chiseled cut little muscles, even in the confines of your living room.

You all did so well too! I’ll be sending you your books soon. But only to those who came back and left two comments. The first telling me what you were going to quit and the second telling me how it went. If you didn’t do that yet – get on it, before you miss out on a free copy of Ms. Single Mama Uncensored.

2. The New Leaf Necklaces are coming…

The new leaf necklaces in 100% sterling silver are almost here. I also have another piece of leaf jewelry in the works that I think you’re all going to flip out over. I am already dying to get mine. They should be going on sale in the next couple of weeks. Until then, fill out the quick form on my Shop page and I’ll add you to my New Leaf mailing list. So, as soon as I have them ready to go – you’ll be the first to know and therefore, get first dibs on batch #1.

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