Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I did it!!!

I completed The 30 Day Shred!!!! I'm a SHREDDER!

Hahaha! Can you tell I grew up with a big brother obsessed with TMNT! And yes, I look exactly like him.

I'm still in shock that I actually worked out 30 days in a row! I had mixed emotions about completing it though... I was really excited that I did it, but I'm a little nervous to start something new.

I'm a huge proponent for it now. It's a total biatch while you're doing it, but the results totally outweigh 25 minutes of pain each day. I am now able to do real sit ups with my hands behind my head and without anything holding my feet down. I can do walking pushups and walking planks, before The Shred I could barely do girl pushups.

And now to the important part. Total wieght loss: 7 lbs! Pretty impressed with that as well since I didn't really watch what I ate for the past couple of weeks. I also dropped a dress size. I tried on a couple different dresses last week at The Limited and the size that's normally a little snug on me was too BIG!!! That was the first shopping trip I've taken in a long time that I actually walked out of the mall feeling good about myself! That right there by itself is worth 750 minutes of pain over the month! I wish I would have taken before and after pictures!

I decided that I'm gonna go ahead and give Insanity another shot.

I figure I never thought I could complete a 5K and I did it with a pretty good time, I never thought I could workout 30 days in a row and I did it and I feel great. So my new goal is to complete Insanity on their schedule. I've tried Insanity twice and never made it past week 2... It's six days a week so I'm REALLY excited for a day off each week. Jeremy is going to be doing this one with me so hopefully we will keep each other accountable. I plan on writing each day in my planner too since it worked so well with The Shred. Tonight I'm going to take the before picture and do the fit test. Wish me luck! I'm gonna need it!!!



Lyndsay said...

Congrats on finishing the shred!! :) I was amazed at how easy it was for me to do real sit-ups after I finished it too. It really does work!

tickled. said...

The Shred! I want to try this! I've done a Jillian workout before and it kicked my butt hardcore! But I need motivation! And STAT! :)

Lauren @ tickled.

Mrs. Magnolia said...

Congratulations! That's a big accomplishment. I can't wait to read how Insanity goes. And to see the pictures!

Laura Darling said...

Good for you for finishing it! I get nervous just looking at that picture of Jillian! I will admit that I started the shred but never finished. :( Maybe I'll give it another shot!!