Thursday, February 9, 2012

30 Day Shred

I've been at the 30 Day Shred for a month now and I finished the first 20 days. I've been pretty good about sticking to 5 days a week. I found 6 days to be too much. Sometimes I make excuses and skip 3 days in a row, but I pay for it because when I get back, it hurts... a lot! The first level was pretty hard, that is until I hit the second level. Part of me was begging for level 3 because my arms couldn't handle all the military presses, v raises and planks. But I knew level 3 was going to be killer.

Oh My GOD! That damn woman loves plyo training. HOLY COW does that ever hurt! I really really struggled with the whole video. I know this is only temporary. I know I won't struggle this much as the days go on, but I also know it is STILL going to hurt. A LOT. For the rest of the 9 more days until the 30 Day Shred is over.

And then what? I guess I weigh and measure and see the big change? I've been sneaking a few weigh ins here and there. Ok, more than a few. I became obsessed! And then I got really disappointed. I saw one pound lost. Then one pound gained. Then no movement. A month and not a single pound. Not one. I've tried to stop weighing. I will weigh at the end and hope and pray that there's a difference.

So what do I do if there's no change? Look at decreasing my calories more? Start the 30 Day Shred all over again? Do only level 2 and 3? Add in MORE exercise? What exercise can I add in, and when will I have time for this? I might have to exercise after school for half an hour before I pick Matthew up. Maybe THAT will make a difference?

And now I know why so many people struggle so much with weight loss. It's hard to come to this conclusion because I've always been skinny and could eat whatever I wanted. I guess I'm following in my mom's footsteps. We have the same body type. I expected this to happen after I had kids, I just didn't think it would truly happen to me. I guess I finally get to join the club.


  1. Synch, you look amazing. Don't go by the scale. Do you feel better? More energy (well more than before at least, I know it's hard when you have a toddler that doesn't sleep). One thing I have learned the hard way is to not go by the scale. You look fantastic.

  2. Nope, I have less energy. I'm exhausted every day and yawn through the workouts every night. I'm sure sleep would help with the energy thing, but I just feel sore and tired all day long now. Blah.