I have to admit the vinaigrette is the first thing I have actually made from Gwennie's cookbook. I have spent alot of time reading it and looking through it and I think it is a great cookbook. I have several dishes bookmarked to make in the near future: Tuna Burgers, Healthier Blueberry Muffins, Fish Tacos, Gazpacho and Penne Puttanesca to name a few. I think her cookbook offers a wide variety of recipes and I like that. Most do not seem too difficult to make either. I also like that she includes a picture of all the dishes (I am a visual person when it comes to cookbooks, I like to see the finished product before I attempt it). If you love to cook you will love her cookbook.
Tracey Anderson Metamorphosis Workout DVDS
First, I will say these DVDs are hard as s*$t. I typically dread my workout everyday. But I feel like a million bucks afterwards. The dance cardio part definitely gets monotonous and boring since you never switch it up. The body sculpt DVDs don't get too boring because you switch them up every 10 days. Tracey recommends you do both DVDs 6 times a week. I do not do that, I shoot for 4-5 times a week and if I am especially burned out I will do her Mat DVD instead. I don't follow her plan exactly but I still have seen results
10 days in (I am actually on day 15 and measure again in 5 days), I have lost 1 inch off my hips and waist. I have not lost any weight but I will take the inches! I feel like I am way more toned in my arms and legs and my flat pancake butt is starting to get lifted. I do not follow her diet plan, I eat what I want and lets be real I have a glass of wine most nights (Tracey does not approve of alcohol a big no-no in my book). I totally recommend these DVDs. If you have the time and patience to do them, they work. I can only imagine the results if you followed her eating plan and did them 6 days a week!
Also I found some new workout tanks I love at Target.
God Bless Target and their workout clothes section! That is pretty much the only place I buy workout gear. You can't beat the prices. These tanks are ribbed and have built-in bras and they fit really nicely. Normally I find that workout tops are too fitted and they accentuate the fat bulge (aka muffin top) over my pants. Not these, and they are only $12.99. Loves.