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Weigh In Wednesday


Weigh In Wednesday

Linking up for Weigh In Wednesday today. 

Sunday I started the 30 Day Shred with our friend Jillian Michaels.  Let me tell you, it was HARD to get started.  Getting started is the hardest part for me.  It was a Sunday, a day for relaxing with my family, lounging around, doing yard and house work.  Not a day for starting a workout routine. 

As the hours ticked by I kept thinking how I needed to do it. But we were busy, gone for most of the day and I had no idea when I’d fit it in. 

You guys were in the back of my mind the whole day.  I knew if I didn’t get started like I said I would there’d be hell to pay.  Finally, at 8:00 Sunday night, I started the workout.

Andy was outside watering in some new bushes and grass we planted, the boys were in bed and Tate was playing on his play mat.  I barely got into the first circuit when Tater started crying.  I thought maybe I could get most of it done before he really got upset, but no, Tate had other plans.  I had to rock him to sleep, which took forever, before I could get back to the workout.

I really wanted to just give it up for the night, but again, you guys were on my mind.  So I started it back up and finished the workout. 

I have to admit, I ‘phoned it in’, as Jillian would say.  I didn’t push myself to do it all, I took breaks during some of the cardio parts, wimped out doing the lunges, but I finished it. (Why are the jump ropes so hard for me to do? KILLS my calves!)

Monday’s workout was better but I again had to stop midway to take care of Tate.  I started wondering how I was going to get any benefit out of working out if I had to stop in the middle every time.  I wimped out a few times but came back to it after getting Tate settled again.

Tuesday was even better.  I made it through the whole thing without having to stop for Tate.  I maybe wimped out a couple times to take a quick break but jumped right back in after the burning stopped (and I chugged some water and air!). 

I am already feeling stronger all over, I love that feeling!  After Tuesday’s workout my legs didn’t feel like jello as bad as the first 2 days.  I am not doing any of the modified versions of the exercises except for the pushups.  Overall I am doing pretty well I think.

I still have not found time to measure myself, which stinks because I think that is where I’ll see the most difference, more so than on the scale.  I need to get that done ASAP!

My NSV of the week is that 2 of my friends’ husbands noticed I’ve lost weight!  I was blown away when they both asked about it.  No one has mentioned it (except for one super sweet friend who is always full of compliments and of course my amazing husband), not even my mom or sister, so for these 2 guys who don’t see me that often to notice? Well, that made this girl feel pretty good and made me want to try even harder. 

What NSV are you most proud of?  What do you do to keep yourself going when you just want to give up?

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  1. I stare at the bikini hanging next to me. My body aches almost every day from working out, which totally sucks, but I just have to remember to keep going.

  2. Way to go girl! I started on Monday. I've walked the river every morning while Spence rides his rip stick which keeps my pace up. I've been eating better but there's still room for improvement there. It's a start! They say you shouldn't weigh yourself everyday but I'm just like that. If I don't see the #'s moving, I check out :( This morning I was down 1.8 from Monday. I MUST keep going. We are leaving for vacation in 5 short weeks. Keep up the good work and thanks for posting and keeping us on our toes.

  3. Yay!! I didn't get to it yesterday so I'm going to throw in some extra lunges and ab exercises after my workout today!

  4. Whoop Whoop!!!!!!! I so need to stop making excuses!!!!

  5. Sometimes you NEED to take a break. Listening to your body to slow it down, or even rest altogether, is OK! Jillian is one intense biotch. Not to mention, she is freakishly in shape. So, don't get too hung up on "phoning it in." YOU'RE DOING IT, and that counts!
    And, props for the compliments. Way to go momma!

  6. Even if you have to take some breaks, you're still doing it!!! Good job girl! I'm proud of you!! And way to go on having other people notice!! That's fabulous!