Friday, July 24, 2009

Not at full potential

So Wednesday was an off shred day. I was having some soreness in the tricep muscle right above and through my right elbow so I didn't want to do any weight training to avoid injury. I'm all about taking it slow and doing this the way that is best for me.

Yesterday I came down with whatever is going around the office so I stayed home from work and didn't shred either. My energy level is so low and I just wouldn't have gotten anything out of trying to do the workout.

Today I am back at work but still with low energy. If I can't do the shred tonight, I'm at least going to try to do about 30 minutes of yoga with a little more cardio than usual to at least move and stretch a little.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Day 2 of 30 Day Shred

Day 2 was not as difficult as the 1st day. I did the workout around 5pm so I had much more energy. I used a folded towel under my knees for the pushups so that pain was gone...didn't help my weak arms any. LOL! I took less breaks but still didn't do the whole routine.

I really think that I will be able to do this!

Monday, July 20, 2009

No Shred Today

So I woke up a little sore this morning but not as bad as I thought it would be. At work I felt it mostly in my abs and thighs when I would get up from my chair or go down stairs. My arms are a little sore as well.

I decided to let my body rest today since I haven't done much weight training before, so no Shred today. I plan to do a 10 minute relaxing yoga dvd before bed to help me stretch and relax so hopefully I'll sleep better. I know it's an awful excuse to not do it but I really want to be aware and not over exert myself.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Day 1 of 30 Day Shred

For the sake of full disclosure I am putting all of the messy facts and images of myself here.

At the start of Day 1:

Weight: 152 lbs

Bust: 36 -
Waist: 34 - Abdomen:41 - Hips: 44 - Arms: 11.5 - Thighs: 26

The workout: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD

This work out kicked my ass! I have to be honest and say that I was not able to put 100% into it this first try because I just didn't have the stamina. I think my mistake was that I did it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. A light breakfast before would have helped me keep my energy up. I do have to say that I feel really great after doing most of it.

I used 3lb hand weights to start and it was very challenging. I realized quickly just how out of shape I am...and that I hate push-ups on my knees (it HURTS!!) so I need to be able to do them the usually way quickly.

When I look at myself in the mirror, fully clothed, I think that I look nice. I've learned how to dress for the body that I have and to make it look it's best. However, when I look at those pictures above I just feel really sad. Sad that I've let myself get to this point. Sad that I don't think this is sexy for my husband, even though I know he loves me no matter what.

I want to be better than this. I want to look great in my clothes. I want to be in shape and active. This is where it begins.

Wish me luck!