Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 4, 30 day shred

Man, I was not motivated today at all. Sprout was up so much last night and I got almost no sleep and when I got up this morning, all I wanted to do was lie down on the couch. Here came my thoughts again. "You can just do it tomorrow." or "You can try later today." You know that voice, the one who tells us to put it off for another day, and another day and another day until you lose all motivation and never start back up. Well I knew how persuasive this voice is, and I decided to squash this voice the second, "Just lie down, you don't HAVE to do it today." left it's lips...or...whatever voices in your head have.

So I stood up, gathered my weights, put in the DVD and there Jillian was to greet me, telling me I can do it. Cheesy, yah I know, but it worked. I gave it my all on this workout. My legs burned, my arm burned, but as I was doing the pushups, I realized something, I did them without any difficulty. Everything was easier BUT still made me work, still made me sweat and still gave me a work out. I was wiped when it was done, but I felt GOOD.

I set my mind to do this, I want to lose this weight, but most importantly, I want to look GREAT! And this is only the beginning. Getting into it is always the hardest part. When your body and mind are weak and can be persuaded easily by thoughts of not doing it, or putting it off till another day. So I am proud that I stood up and worked out! I mean, the shred is only 20 minutes. If I can make time to sit and watch a TV show, I can make time to do something for me that will give me the confidence, looks and health that I want.

The best part?? It only being day two since I measured last, out of a whim I grabbed the measuring tape before my shower and I put it around my waist, and what I saw made my mouth drop. I lost INCHES already! ALREADY! I was only .2lbs down (though I measured mid day) but I lost inches!!!!

So if that doesn't help motivate you, I don't know what does. I am so happy I have been sticking to it so far, and I just started. I can only improve from here!


Let'sMakeADifference said...

Hi! I've thought of buying that DVD, but haven't yet. Sounds like I should! I'm a new follower from a blog hop. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

Norwegian Phoenix said...

Stopping by from the Welcome Wednesday bloghop to follow you. I'd love for you to follow me back as well. You can find me at:


That's great that you love the DVD. I've been looking for one that I can do at home when I can't make it to the gym. I may have to check this one out.