I complain about weight loss not being linear enough for me basically every day (sorry, Dave!) but since I started taking measurements and working out Mon-Fri I’ve lost a few inches from all over my body. So while the scale might not be moving, I’m moving.
I finished the 30 Day Shred for the first time this past Monday. I’m really proud of myself. While I don’t really think it’s a very hard program, finishing it proved I can stick with something and that seems pretty major.
I like that while I’m not budging the scale, I am changing my attitudes about weight loss and exercise. I can’t imagine ever getting back up to 202 (or 217) pounds. I like trying on clothes, and I like not *feeling* overweight. I’m getting way more comfortable in my own skin. Finally. At 31 years old.
I finished day 20 of the 30 day shred this morning! 10 days to go, all at level 3. I seriously doubt I’ll be able to do most of level 3 the first few days I attempt it, there are a lot of push-ups, planking and something Jillian calls plyometrics. I’m so bad at balancing and spacial awareness, I’m pretty confident I’ll trip and fall at least twice a workout.
I’m excited to finish the Shred and move on to another program. It’ll take me 2 weeks to finish the Shred because I don’t do it on weekends so that will leave another 3 weeks until our trip. While there’s no way I’m going to lose a great deal of weight in the next 33 days, I will gain muscle and endurance and probably lose inches.
I even took my measurements last night and while I’m def not proud of them, I hope they change over the next few weeks while I watch what I eat and continue to work out Mon-Fri. We’ll see!
So, for the umpteenth time in my weight loss life, I’m working out regularly. I’m 13 days into the 30 Day Shred and while I’m still not able to finish all the moves like Jillian, I’m doing pretty ok. After the Shred I’ll switch to some Sworkit stuff daily, they’ve really revamped the app since I stopped using it and it looks a lot nicer and seems to have more options for strength and cardio.
I was motivated this morning to get up at 6:30 am and do the Shred before work, so I still have to go for a walk tonight to get my cardio in but at least I don’t have to shower twice today! I’m only shredding Mon-Fri and taking weekends off so the program will take longer than 30 days but at least I’m getting it done. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually finished it. I think the closest I came was when I did 26 days out of 30. I’m gonna really try and finish the fucking thing this time.
I haven’t seen a weight decrease yet but between all the working out and really sticking to keto the last 3 weeks I’m fairly certain I’m losing inches and getting muscles. And like my girl Jillian says “you gotta build lean muscle to lose weight quickly” (or something like that, I’m not really listening that intently to her).
Just gotta keep on going downward to my goals!