30 Day Shred

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April 2 – Day 1

I am dying. Not just “whew, that really kicked my butt”… I could quite possibly die. I’ve never worked out so hard in my life! I keep telling myself it will be worth it in 30 days, but for now, I just want to curl up into the fetal position and sleep for a very long time.

April 4 – Day 2

If you can count, you know that I skipped a day. I was still dying yesterday. Today, however, I am not dying. I hurt… a lot. But it’s a good “I’m finally doing something about it” kind of hurt. I can live with that.

April 6 – Day 3

Like my counting skills? I don’t know what happened yesterday… I just didn’t.

~Mulligan~

April 11 – Day 1

I really stink at follow-through. Probably stems from my ADD… most things do. I’m very easily bored, and even more easily distracted. I really need to remember the advice I Pin… If you’re tired of starting over, STOP QUITTING! So I’m challenging myself to see this through. For real this time. Here…we…go!

I didn’t die. That’s always a plus. I felt like I might go toward the light there in the last 6 minutes or so, but once I got through the cool down I actually felt great. I was starving, and totally defeated my workout by eating a chili dog… but whatever. I mean, it was better than NOT working out and eating the chili dog {which is how my “normal” days go} so I still feel good. Tiny issue, though, something pulled in my left knee while I was doing jumping jacks. Hoping it’s nothing since it’s not a constant pain, only when I go up and down the stairs.

April 12 – Day 2

Nope. Knee definitely hurt too bad to do the video. I did some light core stuff, and there was a lot of playing with my not-so-little Little. There has to be at least some credit given for repetitive lifting of a 35lb. 2-year old… Tomorrow is another day & I didn’t stay sedentary today, so I’m ok with that.

April 13 

I need a better plan. Just trying to do this workout “at some point” in my day makes it really difficult to follow through. By the time I got off work, went to a baby shower, made dinner, and put my Little to bed… I was completely exhausted, and just fell into the bed. I have to set a time aside that no matter what, at this time every day I’m going to work out.

April 14 – Day 3

More mad counting skillz. Anyway, I did it. And I didn’t die. The knees are feeling much better, and I was even able to climb the stairs afterward and make lunch. I made the decision to workout before lunch because I’ve noticed I’m prone to being “too full” after I eat… then I end up snacking for the rest of the day {one of my worst habits… I’m a grazer.}  and so I end up realizing at the end of the day that I never worked out. For the first 5 or 6 minutes, my empty belly made all kinds of sounds trying to get me to stop the video and go eat. I held out ’til the end. My goal for tomorrow is to add weights. I have some small dumbbells, but I wasn’t sure I could actually do the workout with them {yes, I’m that out of shape} but now that I’ve got some endurance building, I think I’ll up the ante a bit. Looking forward to tomorrow’s workout.

And that was as far as I got…

May 20

Supposedly, Hubby Dearest is going to start working out with me. We both need it. He was holding me last night & I had to keep adjusting because his fat was squishing my fat… Sexy, I know…

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About fromlondonwithlove2011

In no particular order, I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, a lab rat, a poet, a gardener, a craft goddess-in-training, a daydreamer, a painter, a doodler, a bookworm, a some day entrepreneur, a rock star, a super hero, a fixer, a coffee enthusiast, a music lover, a beach dweller, a treadmill dreader, and a would-be tree-hugger. I love beautiful things, and sometimes have a really different take on what's beautiful. I have a wonderful (albeit stressful) life that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. Some days I want to pull the covers over my head and stay indefinitely, but other days I want to jump up and find something amazing to see/ do/ make. I want to share the things I am passionate about with other passionate people. And so it begins...

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  1. Like you, I’m a grazer, and now that I’m not on my feet all day teaching, which also involved running up and down stairs, across the school, and around a theatre, I’ve definitely adopted more of a sedentary lifestyle. Oh, and I turned 30 and my body was like, metabolism? What’s that?! So, yeah, I’m definitely needing to get off my behind and get back to the gym. I got out of the habit last month, and it has been a bear trying to get back at it. I used to be disciplined about 3x / week. Now, we’re at no times a week. Not good. But it’s good to know I’m not alone…and I think it’s great that your husband is considering joining you. We can only get so far on our own. How have things been of late?

    • Hi there! I’m actually like 10 minutes away from cranking out a new post about an unexpected weight loss… thing… I’m still not working out, but I’ve been spending less time online & more time with Braden. He discovered this week that Mommy can lay on the ground & lift him into the air with her legs… So now we do that. A lot. Repeatedly. lol The in-laws have opened their pool, so hopefully we’ll be getting some sun & a reasonable amount of cardio until September when they close it again. I really wish pool season was longer.

      Good luck getting back into a gym rhythm. As you can see, it’s not always easy. I just need to remind myself how great I feel once I start doing it & hopefully I’ll believe it enough to get started.

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