Disclaimer: The good people at Tracy Anderson Method have not given me anything to talk about them, I just like to blab about the things I like!
My last update post was clear back in January, so I figured it was time for another one. In that last one I confessed that I had been mixing up my TAM with a little QiDANCE. So here’s what happened. I loved teaching! QiDANCE is super fun. But the time that was available at the gym wasn’t really a great time and the class was growing really slowly. Also, I noticed that I was beginning to lose tone. I have worked WAY too hard for that to happen! Also, I had put my Continuity subscription on hold back in December. Between us buying a house and Christmas, I just couldn’t justify even $30 that month and so instead I started Metamorphosis over. Wow, was it ever easier the second time around! I was really missing the challenge. I also just had so many things on my plate that even though I was only teaching one class a week, I was wondering if it was just too much. I needed to simplify.
Between all these things, back in the end of March I made a decision. I was offered a spot to teach QiDANCE for the local recreation department in my new city, a new date and time that I know would have been very successful, and I turned it down. I let my QiDANCE certification expire, and I ordered the next round of my TAM continuity DVDs and got back on track. I’ve been diligently back to just TAM, and I’m so glad! The tone is returning, and the current Continuity levels are much more of a challenge than I was getting with going back through Metamorphosis.
I’m currently doing Continuity 1.3, which is the end of the first year’s worth of DVDs. Tracy gets tricky in these ones, pulling out a little rubber ball that you sometimes hold in your hand or balance on or stick behind your knee and hold there while doing leg lifts. I’m sure it’s pretty hilarious to watch me as I’m trying to do this. Quite often, especially during the first couple of days of each level, I am either falling over or chasing the ball around the room. I’ve also added ankle and wrist weights, and wow does that ever add to the challenge! I love it, though, I always feel so strong and tough because I can do all the crazy things she wants me to do.
A good exercise update post should have some good pictures showing the changes, but these are the best I could come up with. Hopefully they give you a little idea what I’m looking like now. I’ve slowly lost another 2 pounds over the past 6 months, so I’m down a total of 65 pounds. I really honestly think I’m done, now, though! I haven’t measured in awhile, but my size 6 pants have been getting looser, almost belt worthy, and my 4s that used to be a touch tight now fit just fine, so I think the toning thing is really happening, hooray! It’s still so super weird to think that I’m a size 4, I never thought I’d see that, ever!
My next Continuity DVDs (2.0) should be shipping next week and I’m so excited! She adds a chair to the mix this time, which I’m sure will be even more hilarious as I try to get used to a chair and a ball at the same time!
Yep, I’m still a fan!