Today I started week 5 of my MuTu System and life has been so hectic since I began I haven’t had the time to catch you up week by week BUT I am really liking this method.
Each week there is a plan to follow which covers diet, exercise, breathing and general wellness. New parts are introduced one week at a time and so they become instantly achievable and as you follow the system. The plan becomes clearer and clearer and in my case stronger and stronger plus it keeps the plan from becoming boring.
The easiest part for me was the food element, we don’t eat a lot of processed foods and I do cook us a main meal every day only occasionally relying on bought in pizzas, pies (which we both adore) or curries etc. I don’t drink fizzy drinks unless it’s tonic in my gin and even then only occasionally. So it would seem I’m more or less perfect unless we talk chocolate and white wine. Need I say that at the Food Blogging event I attended over the weekend in Birmingham Artisan du Chocolate did a chocolate tasting! Did I hold back? Hell no, but I did walk a good 20 minute walk four times that day so I don’t feel so guilty.
The Exercise bit is the hardest for me to follow I. Hate. It. it’s just not part of my genetic make up BUT on the whole I’ve been completing it and thanking the heavens every day it’s only 15 minutes. I have missed a day or two here and there but on those days I did go for a long walk or was busy ‘in an energetic way’ so again I feel kind of ok-ish about it.
I love the Core Exercises and have no trouble fitting them in to my schedule, they’re based on Pilates and Yoga and I think they’re effective too.
As for the body measurements, well I did take them all at the end of week 1 and this morning I had to re take them. ‘Ohh’ I squealed when I noticed I’d dropped a whole centimeter then as I looked closely at the tape measure I noticed there was an extra 2 cms before the measuring started! So now I’m 1 cm bigger than I was a month ago.
I forgot to weigh myself this morning and again I have been weighing myself throughout the process even if I have been told not to and I haven’t seen any weight loss as such yet.
But when I look in the mirror, well is that a feint waist line I see emerging there? Or is it the light? My stomach seems to be flatter too obviously not at the end of the day but in the morning it looks better than it did a month ago.
So on the whole I am very pleased, week 5 has seen a step up in the exercise routines but still not more than 15 minutes a day for 5 days out of seven, even I can’t argue with that, can I?
If I were to mark myself for the past three weeks I’d give myself a 6 maybe 7/10 but in my favour I have started week 5 on a real high a proper 10/10 so far but it’s only Monday, so will I slide again by the end of the week?
On a shopping note, because we all love an excuse to shop, I have treated myself to an exercise ball which came with an exercise rubber band and I also found a yoga mat for half price too, total expenditure £12.
I’ll be back soon with more news on my progress and if you are intrigued head over to MuTu Central and have a chat with the lovely Wendy, my personal trainer… tell her I sent you ;)