Monday, March 14, 2011

Yippity skippity

A little photo update for you. I haven't done the shred since...well, probably since my last post. My family was sick for about a month (we still are, actually) and there was no way I was turning on that video. However, being sick helped me lose about 5 lbs ;) I noticed a difference when I was able to fit into my skinniest size 6 Banana Republic jeans. I did a little happy dance...and comfortably, I should add. Once I realized that I am now able to fit into all of my pre-pregnancy clothes, I hopped onto the scale to see that I've dropped to 125lbs (another happy dance). I'm pretty psyched.

I took a photo this morning to show you:

I see a change... do you?? Compare this photo to day 1 of the shred.

I'll be starting the shred back up on Mon. the 21st (with Becky!)... can't wait to see more changes.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Photo update with measurements

These are photos from day 7 (3 days ago) and measurements from this morning:

Starting weight: 133lbs (Goal: 125lbs)
Today's weight: 131lbs
Waist: 30in
Hips: 40in
Arm: 10.5in
Thigh: 22in

So, those are the stats. As for the workout, it's definitely becoming a heck of a lot easier. The only problem is my ankles. My guess is that the impact + hardwood floors = not so great of a thing. I'll be wearing shoes from here on out, and hopefully that will make a difference.

I got to thinking today, and I'm a bit frustrated. I was at 130lbs pre-Max, so I'm 1lb away...but I'm not fitting into my pre-Max jeans. I guess it's true when they say you can lose all of the baby weight, but your body may never be the same.

On that note, I'm off to change into another pair of sweatpants.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 7 photo update- outtakes

I have a photo update for you today, but I'm waiting to post it until I find my tape measurer so I can combine the photos and my body measurements.

In the meantime.... two outtakes:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

James Brown would want me to post an update

What day am I on now? 6, I think. I'm feeling pretty good. I knew that I would, now. So good, so good, I got you. James Brown would be proud of me.

The level one workout is getting easier, but my real downfall is my eating habits. Today was the first day that I actually paid attention to what I shoved into my face-hole. Tessa helped me devour my afternoon snack:

I think it would've gone down easier with a little nutella. I'm just sayin'.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 3.

Today was much better. I'm still really sore, but I feel like once my blood gets pumping the soreness is hardly noticeable. I was able to keep up without stopping, and here's the BIG deal: I did more than 2 push ups.

Since you've all been such good shreddians, here's a little treat:

Happy shredding :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 2

My aching body. That's all I really have to say about today. Feeling pretty cruddy. I get mean when I'm feeling cruddy.

See you tomorrow, shreddians.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 1 of 30 day shred

I'm just a little over 6 months postpartum of my second child, and I finally decided to bite the bullet and give Jillian Michaels' "30 Day Shred" workout another try*. Things might be a bit different this time as I won't be keeping track of how much weight I've lost (my scale is broken), and I'm still breastfeeding. I will be logging my progress by taking photos every week, and hopefully, based on how my clothes are fitting.
Now, don't get the wrong idea. I don't think I'm enormous. I think I look pretty decent for having just had my second child 6 months ago. But I haven't done any sort of physical exercise since the early months of this last pregnancy, and even then, it was only walking. I want to be fit and in the best shape I can be in before my next pregnancy (yes, there will be more children). That is my motivation.
So here are my before pictures. Day 1 of the shred:

Notes on today's workout: Started on level one. It was hard, and it hurt.
I'll be back tomorrow with my notes for day 2.
*I failed miserably after 2 weeks of my sad attempt at trying this same workout a couple years back.