Monday, October 15, 2012

Halfway through 30 Day Shred---Seeing Results!

So as I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been Jillian's victim subject, for 15 days now. It has not been fun, it has not been easy. What it has been, is rewarding. Even though I am only halfway through it...(and may or may not have taken at least 2 days of it off to rest up for a race), I am definitely seeing results. I have seen 3  pounds come off...for a total of 26.(I think...this week has gone up and down a bit...which is a perfectly normal yet extremely irritating monthly thing.) I have lost another inch off of my waist and hips... and 3/4 of an inch off of my thighs just since starting. Thanks to all of those lunges!!!!!!!!! Here are my before and midway pictures.....

While it isn't completely drastic, I can see change in the top pictures in the smaller "love handles" In the bottom pictures is where I see the most change. The "crease" is becoming less and less visible near my back, and my stomach is starting to tighten up...thank you ab circuits! So there is the proof I need to know that this really does work and that I am going to continue with it. And after that, who knows...there is always Ripped in 30 :). I should also add that on top of the 30 Day Shred, I have continued to run, watch what I eat, and lift some weights(not as much as before I started the Shred). Check back at the end of the month for full results...I can't wait!!

This Saturday marked our 3rd 5K in 3 weekends. It was in Concordia, bright and early Saturday morning. Big Brothers Big Sisters put on a Big Color Big Fun Run. At first we weren't sure if it was going to still be going on as it was pouring rain as we were leaving, but as soon as we got there it stopped! Our "team" consisted of my Mom, myself, and my friends Schaefer and Becky. One thing I learned not even a mile into it is that I highly dislike hills. So far I had been running courses that are primarily flat or on the treadmill, so hills definitely were not in my repertoire. Had to stop and walk up a few of the hills to conserve some of my almost non existent energy. did not help a whole lot that my energy levels were already lacking(cue female understanding). All in all...we had a good lots of color on us...and got in some exercise. All for a great cause. And I added a new challenge to my to do list...Conquer Hills. Pictures will soon follow as they are uploaded from Mom's camera!

I believe that I am still on track to having one of the worst hands in the Wellness Center Hold Em challenge...but my main goal is to just complete each weeks challenges. I found a group exercise class that I think I will continue to go to, as I can definitely tell it worked some of my major problem areas. It will definitely be beneficial to keep that up! And as for my Online Challenge, I am our group captain and am ready to get this thing started with our first official day on Wednesday. Time to buckle down!

Sorry if this seemed all over the place! Had to get everything out that was bouncing around in my head and set it all straight! I'll leave you with a cute little story from the other day. Those of you who are friends with my on FB or in the FitCamp group may have heard this already, so bear with me. When I got home the other night from a run and sat down, Lenae instantly put my shoes on and went and opened the front door. I asked her where she thought she was going and without missing a beat she yelled "Running!!" We had to let her run around outside for a little while(all while wearing my big shoes) before she would finally come in. Just further proof that children do as they see. I hope that she sees me doing these runs and really trying to eat the right foods and grows up to do somewhat of the same things someday! She is the main reason for all of this, after all!

Have a great week!

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1 comment:

  1. I can definitely see a difference between day 1 and day 15!! Keep up the great work!! I am at day 26 of the 30DS...I'm gonna post pictures once I complete it! I'm anxious to see the changes!! Have a fabulous week!!