Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fitness Friday

It's late Friday night/Saturday morning and I just realized that I didn't write an update on my Shred. This will have to be quick cause I HAVE TO GET TO BED.

I started over with my Shred rotation yesterday, meaning that Thursday I did Level 1, and today it was Level 2.

Um? Ouch. I hurt. I haz pain. ALL. OVER. Here are a few reasons I think I'm so stiff and sore:
  • I hadn't done the Shred in almost two weeks. I'd say that's a wee bit more than a "break". I had no intention of letting it go that long, but it happened. So all that work I'd done to not be so sore after shredding? It took a break too. I'm definitely back to square one. Or square -1...
  • I had been exercising using 3lb weights, since I thought we'd lost one of the 5lb ones. Well my dear husband -bless him- found the other one. So now I'm doing all of the moves with almost twice the weight. Double the weight = double the effort = DOUBLE THE PAIN.
  • I've been working harder. While I know that the first two points are definitely playing a role, I think this is the kicker. I'm so tired of not being comfortable in my own skin and not feeling like me. I'm tired of it. I want how I feel inside to match how I look on the outside, and right now it doesn't. Taking two weeks off is NOT the way to encourage change (neither is eating ice cream and cheese cake at night. Um... not that I did that. Not me.), so I definitely had some lost ground to make up.
I felt like I was going to throw up today after Level 2 and tomorrow will be Level 3. I intend to work just as hard and not give in when my sore, weakling muscles are screaming. I intend to push myself til I feel the sweat rolling down my face. I intend to challenge and to MAKE my body change.

I'm a little scared.

Related: I don't like the taste of sweat.


  1. I hear you... you can do it and we'll be cheering you on!

  2. I'm going to look into this shred thing. It sounds frightening. I prefer to have fun while I exercise - not scream in pain -- but that's me. I love Zumba and kickboxing and going for a run early in the morning. If you are happy while you're exercising it's far more effective than if you're feeling stressed while you're exercising. I'm just sayin'

  3. Um. Yeah I can't imagine shredding with 5 lb weights. At all. That sounds awful. I say eat the cheesecake at night, maybe just make it out of tofu? Wayy less calories, but still so much yumm! I only say that, because I love to eat, and I can't neglect what I like to call my "fat mama" needs, haha. I think you're doing great. I look forward to reading your fitness friday's. By now you've already gotten through your rotation of levels 3, 1, and are back on level 2 or 3 again. Hopefully you're feeling stronger and better, and the inside you is shining through the outside :)

  4. You can do it Amy! Its tough but I know you can. I felt the same way when I was running. It was so hard, and why was I doing this to myself and I would never be strong enough. But eventually I was. It took time, but I was. You can do it too!


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