So Tuesday/Thursday is our normal workout night. I knew the hubby would be going to the gym. I also knew he would be going without me. Right now the gym isn't where I need to be. I don't know if that means freezing my account again or just closing it, but I think I need something less boring and mundane to hold my interest. So instead of laying around like a sloth, I decided it was time to put on my big girl panties and suck it up. I started "30 Day Shred". It wasn't the 1st day of the month or even the 1st day of the week, but there was no sense in putting it off any longer.
I had the hubby take pictures and measurements before leaving for the gym, kissed him goodbye and turned on the DVD. And then Jillian Michaels kicked my ass. It was brutal. Sadly it wasn't that it was all that advanced. She wasn't telling me to do super complicated moves. I'd done almost all of them before at varies times. But there was no break. No resting in between. I understand why. If you want a 20 minute workout, you have to workout for 20 minutes. Otherwise you can get an hour long DVD. This is for those people who want to get their workout over with and enjoy the rest of their night. It's what I asked for, but YIKES. I didn't realize how out of shape I was.
There were several times I had to stop and gasp for air or chug down some water. I don't doubt I'll still be at Level 1 past day 10 which means it may end up being more like a "45 Day Shred". However by the end, I was still alive. Sore, but alive. And the best part? I had the rest of the night to do whatever I wanted. I was curled in bed with a book with the hubby got home from the gym :)
I know there are still demons I need to face. I have a block about making it to Onederland and I really need to examine that and see what's going on. I think I'm taking a break from the scale for a while. I haven't been on it since Sunday (when I saw the gain from a weekend of too much food). As far as I know it will still say 208, but it may have changed since then. It's going to be hard to not check my weight since I usually check it daily, but right now I'm trying to focus on things other than the number on that scale. Maybe I'll wait till the end of my 30 days (or 45) before I get back on it. It might also help me quit sabotaging myself. Hopefully "30 Day Shred" is what I need to push myself over this hump.
Day 1 Stats:
|Bicep (R )||13.5|
|Thigh (R )||23|
|Calf (R )||16.5|
On the bright side when I was writing down my measurements I noticed my first entry back in January of last year: