Ok, lambs. This post is going to be progress and a picture that will likely gross most of you out. It may also make some of my male fans leave, but hey- I've had a couple of babies. The truth hurts.
I just finished day 14 of the 30 Day Shred. I started with level one and did that for nine days, and then I switched to level two on day ten because I felt like level one was getting too easy for me. Level two is absolutely no joke and it really is difficult. Everything about it is difficult, but I grossly underestimated the difficulty in plank twists. And walk out push ups. And basically everything about it. It's really difficult. I am really out of shape.
I hate to say it because I sound like such a Pinterest motivational hypocrite, but at this point? I'm kind of looking forward to it every night. Not because I enjoy physical pain and Jillian's grating voice, but because I feel pain in weird parts of my body. Every morning I wake up and I hurt. A lot. It hurts to go down the stairs. And while that in itself is not enjoyable, it at least feels like my near death experience on my living room floor every night is maybe going to be worth it.
Which is the big question I get- am I seeing progress? Everyone wants to know if I'm losing weight.
Short answer? No. Pounds are not flying off of my body. But I also didn't expect them too. I have a lot of friends who worked out like fiends and while they initially lost fat weight, they ended up gaining muscle weight. So, 182 on one body is different than 182 on another body. I've long given up on checking my scale for progress. I'm at least savvy enough to judge my progress based on what I see, how I feel, and how things fit. So here's our update:
But surgery like that freaks me out and I don't have a couple thousand dollars laying around, and so... no bikinis for me. I'm just hoping that once summer comes and I really start the whole running thing again, the pouch can just get a little less pouchy.
So that's my progress update. I'm trying really hard. I'm more proud of myself that I haven't given up. I've exercised every single day, no skipping. Not even a little bit. I've done it through my period (totally brutal), migraines (not awesome) and absolute exhaustion. I'll keep plugging along. I have another DVD lined up for when I finish this 30 day schedule, so I'll keep going.