Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Shred Strikes Back

We're on week three of the 30 Day Shred.  Technically I should be on Day 26 but I'm only on Day 23 because I have taken 3 days off.  And Jillian punished me for my laziness.  Also, I may have engaged in a little holiday gluttony but in case you doubt the power and majesty of Darth Jillian, read on... 
  • I lost no weight the second week because of Brie. The Cap'n bought some and it was in my house and that crap is like Lydia kryptonite. Can't. Resist. The. Creamy. Deliciousness. Then came Thanksgiving.  But for the most part, I tried to be good.  I would say I was good every other day. (Hangs head in shame) I am not proud.
  • You know what I did an awesome job of shredding? My right knee.  So I had to take it easy and change up some of the stuff in the work-outs so as not to get hurt (also why I took off 2 days - that and a post-Thanksgiving turkey coma).  I bought a knee brace and now a week later my knee is totally fine.  I am being very careful with it though.  Thanks for all of your good advice on Facebook. 
  • I have moved on to Level 2.  It took me two full weeks to get there.  I don't think it was supposed to take that long but whatever, I suck at push-ups. Kate felt it was a real ass kicker and she asked me what I thought.  I told her the truth: It's really, really hard, but it's do-able. And oddly, I sort of like it.
  • I have reached the conclusion that for me (because I am special) this will not be a 30 Day Shred but probably more like a 45 Day Shred.  Even working as hard as I can, I just can't see being ready to move onto the next level anytime soon.  I think we just all need to accept that I'm a remedial shredder.  I can hear her voice.  Stop it! Stop talking! SUCK IT, JILLIAN. You and your minions in the sports bras need to understand that I am doing crunches with a toddler playing horsey on my feet.  Sit and spin, lady and stop flaring your nostrils at me.   
  • Little known fact: Jillian is contagious. At current count - three of Kate's friends and neighbors are now shredding.  Since I started, my two best neighbor buds Ellen and Mimi started as well as my buddy Amelia.  She said she couldn't walk right for three days and that snitch did a tri-athlon this year.
  • The bottom line: I'm convinced that Jillian is a Jedi and not a Sith.  Because the shred totally f**king works.  After three weeks (of holiday eating) and working out an average of 6 days a week I've lost a total of:
    • 5.6 pounds
    • 2.5 inches off my waist 
    • 3 inches off my hips
    • 1.5 inches off each thigh 
So yay me!  But I still need help.  Because where I get into trouble is between the hours of 8-11pm.  Any tips on how to not stuff random food in my mouth late at night?  Also, do you have any really great low-calorie recipes that kids and husbands also like? Any websites you could recommend?  Oh YEAH!! If any of you have been shredding along with us and want to share your experiences, we are DYING to hear about them.  And once again, thank you all very much for your help and support with this.

xo, Lydia

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