Every so often a friend asks me how I am liking the Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis program that I have been (literally, as you are about to see) working my ass off with.
"Have you noticed a difference?" they would ask.
"Oh, yeah!" I would say exuberantly. "I'll be posting the results really soon!"
And by "really soon" I apparently meant "two months from now."
(Quick tip: if I ever ask you to babysit and tell you that I'll be back "really soon," it would be a wise idea to get a firm timeframe and then text me every thirty minutes until I return! Unless, of course, I'm paying you, in which case you will find me extremely prompt.)
Every ten days, like clockwork, I grab my Tracy Anderson tape measure and, while wearing the exact same clothes at the exact same time of day and standing in the exact same spot, document the progress that I have been making.
And there IS progress, people!
I have passed the 60 day mark (out of the 90 days of Metamorphosis) and, in retrospect, I am glad that I waited.
I feel much more confident explaining how my body has transformed after 60 days than I would have after only 30. Mainly because somebody besides my husband finally NOTICED! To be honest, though, it was my friend who was on painkillers for a broken rib at the time, so it's possible she was delusional. But I'll take it! (Thanks, Julie!)
But you don't care about my feelings!
You just want the results already!
OK, here it goes....
Day 1 Day 60
Bust: 36" 35"
Arm: 11.5" 11.25"
Waist: 31.5" 30"
Belly: 34" 31.5"
Hips: 42" 40"
Thigh: 24.5" 23"
Weight: 146.4 136.2
So how about that!
I suppose I should explain what a couple of these numbers mean.
I have a diastasis, which means my abdominal muscles did not come all the way back together after having my (totally ungrateful) children, so my tummy pooches out a bit. A lot. OK, depends on who you ask!
So I measured at the smallest part of my waist (hence, "waist") and then at the largest part, which is around my belly button. As you can see, quite a difference there!
Sure, losing ten pounds will help your middle whittle, but I have weighed in at this amount before, and my tummy did not change a whole lot. Tracy has a lot of fantastic abdominal moves that work the midsection in ways nothing else ever has!
And check out those hips! It's still hard getting used to wearing pants and not feeling the fabric stretch tight like a drum across my round rumpus. And then there's my underwear! I thought I owned bikini-style underpants, but now that they are no longer stretched to the max horizontally, they are sitting up above my hip bones. I never thought I'd be bragging about my (practically, almost) Granny Panties!
Mostly, though, I'm feeling good. Stronger, and fitter, and slimmer. I ordered Continuity (the continuation of the program after Metamorphosis) today.
And once I'm done with my 90 days of the same Dance Cardio video, I'm really looking forward to the new Cardio that's on its way to my mailbox!
Now, there is OH so much MORE I could tell you about Tracy, but it would add up to the longest post in the world! So I'll split it up and delve into other topics like "Dance Cardio" (aka: How I'm A Slacker) and "Diet" (Not Exactly Tracy Approved). Of course, I'll be getting to these topics soon.
Yeah. REALLY soon.
(PS - I have in no way been compensated by Tracy Anderson. All the views expressed are totally my own.)
(PPS - However, if Tracy would like to compensate me in some way, I would absolutely not be offended. It doesn't even have to be money. I would happily accept a week's stay at her new spa in the Hamptons! Or, you know, a hand towel. Whatever she wants to offer!)