Friday, January 11, 2013

30 Day Shred, Day 10, Level 1


All I can say is this... I am so much more in shape now than I have been in who knows how long.  It took a lot of struggle to complete level 1 of the Shred, but I feel amazing.  Who knew I could complete the Shred and barely even feel winded???!!!

I'm going to take some comparison pictures in a bit, but I fear that even though I feel amazing there is not much to show for all my work.  Granted, I know my body has changed, but not as I wish it would.  I will not be discouraged though.  My husband did say I looked a bit thinner AND I still have my favorite pair of jeans I'm trying to fit into.  What motivation.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

30 day shred, day 6

I literally just finished my workout.  So, I'm sitting here with my glass of water while reflecting.  I am amazed at how much easier the workout is becoming.  I still have trouble with one weight movement, but I will call that good considering I can now manage all the others.

Call me crazy, but I feel so much thinner.  I wish I had measured on day one, but I neglected to do so, so all I have to go off of are the pictures I took day five.  Considering today is day seven, I don't feel like I should look to compare quite yet. 

I did weigh myself on day five.  I weighed 119.  When I started I weighed 125.  Seems promising!! =)

While I was working out today, all I kept thinking about was how on Saturday we are having a "friendsgiving."  I will be busy making Turkey and side dishes to go along.  That left me wondering when exactly I will have time to work out. =(  My son takes one nap a day, and that is when I work out.  After trying to do push ups with him on my back the first day, I decided it was much safer to do it on my own.  Obviously, also, I am uninterrupted.  Anyhow, maybe I will take Saturday as a break between level one and level two.  But, that makes me scared because if I take a break, will I keep going???  I GUESS SO, I'M toooooo motivated by the changes I believe are already taking place!!

On another note, I was researching other Jillian DVD's to follow once I'm done with the shred.  Maybe there is someone out there reading this that can give me a suggestion??

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Year, New Me... Continued

So, back to taking time for myself...

On the 3rd day of January, I decided to tackle the 30 Day Shred.  For those of you who don't know what it is, it is a workout DVD led by Jillian Michaels.

I purchased the DVD several years ago, but only used it for a few days.  Now that I'm older, a mom, and looking to reshape my body I pulled it out and dusted it off.

Today was day number 6!!! AND, I'm still going strong.  I guess I was motivated to actually follow through the 1st day because my sister was watching and I didn't want to seem like a failure.  Well, when day number 2 came along and I felt like death- my muscle were screaming at me- I figured I'd better keep pushing.

Today, the workout is much easier than the 1st few days.  My endurance is up, but I will admit I STILL cannot complete 100% of the workout.  I am MUCH better off than I was previously, but I still take a 2 second break here and there.

I plan on posting my results after each level is complete. 

Anyone looking for encouragement, check out my blog as I bring you along for my journey.

Off to the store, I need some healthy snacks!

New Year, New Me

Just a short little post here.  I am currently embracing me!  Working on the 30 Day Shred.  I will share my journey when my little man gives me a bit more time to write!!