Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jillian Michael's Thirty Day Shred

As most of you know, if you read my blog (I don't blame you if you don't. I'm a less than mediocre writer.) I am doing weight watchers. This has been an amazing change in my life and I love it. Of course there are days that are hard. In fact yesterday I was starving. All day. And all my body wanted was pizza, ice cream, pasta, and lots of easy calories in the forms of delicious carbs. But I got through the day, only ate once piece of pizza at my brother's tangled party (I ate fruit and soup before I went so I wouldn't be as hungry.)

Anywhoo. I've also been working out. This month, I joined 30 days ago, I have lost 12 pounds. Now 3 pounds a week is a little intense, but I figure, if I'm following the rules of weight watchers, eating healthy, and working out only 3 days a week on average, then this is okay, and I'm going to eventually hit that plateau (around 155) and the real work will begin and losing my goal, 2 lbs a week, will become a real challenge.  I want to work out more, I really do love working out (most days) and I want to get something more substantial in my life. If I had the money, I'd hire a trainer. Unfortunately, that's not an option.

But I really do feel great. I feel like I look better. I feel more comfortable is a lot of my clothes, they're less tight, and I am starting to fit back in a lot of stuff I haven't for a while. (Mek Jeans, here I come!)

Now recently, one of my oldest friends, Candace, did Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. I tried doing this, and didn't even start. hahaha. I have done Jillian Michael's work outs before and wanted to die, but I like her..technique? Cardio, Abs, and toning all in one workout!? Yes please.

I'm hoping that posting this on my blog with all my readers and friends and family to see it, will push me to actually do it. My sister Jacki has been my biggest support through all of this. She has recently rejoined Weight Watchers and we text each other EVERY time we eat something and how many points it's worth. We tell each other when we're frustrated about weight loss, or lack of, or if we're feeling lazy, or if we cheat and eat a whole giant chocolate chip cookie by ourself.

I can't wait to see what transformation this brings. The main thing I"m hoping is to build more muscle, since the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolic rate, especially at a resting rate. I wouldn't mind fitting back into my Mek Jeans as well. :)

Thanks for being out there reader void, to push me to be accountable for my commitments.
Also to come soon: I should be finishing a dress I made from a vintage pattern that I had to do some adaptations. Hopefully I'll have it done on Saturday in time to go to General Conference Saturday Morning! So I'll post a sewing project soon! Also, school is out in 2.5 weeks. Then I don't have to focus on Math and Anthropology and Photo projects and History and focus on getting ready for England which will include LOTS of sewing projects! (hooray!)


Chelsey said...

Good for you girl!!!! I have the wish of losing some weight but none of the motivation or follow-through! Man, I have that 30 day shred and I barely got to day 3!!!! Good LUCK! I'd love to hear how you're doing so keep the updates coming!

Anonymous said...

12 pounds in a month?! Wow. I'm so glad you're feeling well, I know from your posts and comments that you've been struggling with this for awhile. I feel your pain, believe me. Keep going, you can do it!

Candace said...

YAY! Have so much fun with the shred!! LEt me know when you're ready for Zumba. :)