Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July Challenge...and pep talk to myself

This post (and blog) is mainly for me.... 

I'm tired of feeling guilty for not posting.
I'm tired of feeling crappy for regaining weight I never said I would.
I'm tired of feeling like I'm failing at this ......
It's time to actually MOVE FORWARD.

I wake up every morning with great intentions and plans.  Because if you fail to plan to fail! 
By 10am'ish (hence this post NOW) I've talked myself out of going to workout at lunch, and just eating Subway instead.
Yes...Subway is a healthier choice than the mexican I'd rather be shoveling down my face...but still I need to eat cleaner and WHAT I BRING TO EAT (instead of spending more money!).

ANYWAY, I'm a new reader to this cutie's (Amber) blog, and I'm so inspired and motivated with her posts.  Yes, I'm a blog stalker.  Not to just be nosey in other people's lives, but to hopefully spark some motivation in me.  Am I the only one???

She and Holly started the wonderful (and never completed) July challenge of Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred.  Yeah, you read that right...I have NEVER completed the 30 DS.  Ugh.  So, I'm seriously going to put everything I have into this challenge and do it!  Shoot, it's a whopping 25 minutes total (by the time I throw on my workout clothes).

You can buy this super cheap at Amazon (or Walmart) for less than $10

And I missed the first day.  I was in that funk slump and just couldn't bring myself to do it.  Fortunately I had a stressful day yesterday and NEEDED the high of working out...and at 9:30pm I cranked out my first day of 30DS!!!

Yeowch...I forgot that it sucked!  Well, not goes by quick (and today I feel sore a little! WOOT WOOT).  I did something new this time, I put my music in my ears and totally muted Jillian (sorry doll...I already know what you're going to tell me!).  This truly made the world of difference.  I plan on jamming to my music EVERY night I do this!!!!

I took the "wow-is-that-me" starting pictures...and silently cried to myself that I let myself get out of hand.  But I'm excited to let this challenge mold me and jumpstart me back to where I once was!

I hope/plan/will blog more consistently.  I think it will help me stay accountable for doing the challenge.  I will post my pics/results at the end of the challenge.  

1 comment:

~Momma to Twin Girls~ said...

You, NO I mean WE can do this girlfriend! We have to get our acts together. I am tracking today - I am using a new tool called Ultimate Tracker (I paid $3.99 for it) and I can use points... I plan on hitting the gym tonight... Let's do this together!!!

P.S. How about we plan a meet up - Fall time frame when my family is farming you and the boys can come here and I will take you to the farm and it will be our treat for getting on track!

Love ya babe - Sarah!