Friday, July 10, 2009

fitness friday - week 3

My fitness/Shred review for this last will NOT take long. I have done the Shred a grand total of ZERO times this week.


Shred FAIL? Yeah, I'd say so.

It would be convenient to blame Peter and his constant presence this week around the house, but that wouldn't really be fair. It's not like I couldn't have done it. If I'm completely honest, the real reason is that I'm embarrassed.

I'm not embarrassed about doing the Shred - I'm quite proud to be working out and getting stronger. But that doesn't mean I'm ready for an audience. When I work out by myself or under the non-judgement (although quizzical) gaze of my always adoring *snicker* children, I can fully concentrate on what I'm doing. But if Peter -or anyone else- were to watch me? I know I'd be totally self-conscious and preoccupied with how much of me is unattractively jiggling and wiggling or hanging where it shouldn't be.

(Is anyone else more than slightly horrified by what their stomach looks like when they're in the plank position?? Ugh. My stomach doesn't look flat even when standing up, but when parallel to the floor and under the full force of gravity... well I won't go into detail, but it's not pretty.)

I know I need to get over myself, but I can't help being self-conscious about my body in it's present state. However, when my self-consciousness is keeping me from exercising and changing my body, well, it kind of defeats the point, eh?

Even though I haven't exercised at all this week, I've still managed to maintain my weigh loss which surprised me quite a bit. I think that not doing the Shred has made me a bit more conscious of what I've been eating, not wanting to completely undo the work of the last two weeks (as has the eczema on Andrews neck that I'm pretty sure is due to the dairy I've been eating).

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Now it's your turn.

If you have an exercise move, tip or advice you'd like to share, or even if you are simply documenting your progress, link up! Any post written this week is fair game. If you're doing something daily like the Shred or another exercise or running program, feel free to add a link for each post with a brief description in parenthesis.

Please make sure to link directly to your post, not your homepage, and please include a link back to Muddy Boots in your post so that others can, yes, read my blog, but also find the links that others are leaving to their blogs. If you're not sure how to add a hyperlink to your text, feel free to copy and paste the following:

Fitness Friday at Muddy Boots

Let the fun begin!


  1. Alright. I kind of cheated and linked to the one I did this week :) I may update again this weekend. I'm trying to change my exercise plan up a little bit. I definitely need it (more exercise, and a change!)

  2. I have no clue about how to link or any of that other stuff you mentioned but...I did just get home from the gym...does that count? A couple of my girlfriends and I were just talking yesterday about getting the Shred video to do. Don't think I'll ever be brave enough to post my measurments though!
    miss you guys so much!

  3. i am not about to even try and figure out your mr. linky, but i will say that friend of mine from okotoks just bought the dvd, and b/c you don't love me enough to keep me accountable (jk), we are starting it tomorrow... ok, she is starting it tomorrow, i am RE-starting it tomorrow!

  4. I'm not planning on blogging about it, but I have taken up pilates at the Y and Fridays is the hardest day because we also do weights and our instructor hardly lets us take a breath. It is a great workout. So while I'm at pilates I'll think of you, Amy, doing the Shred video.


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