|Sweaty after Shred and then even sweatier after the added Zumba, my hair was stuck to my neck. EW.|
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Damn You Jillian!
The week has started off well with a 2 pound loss, woohoo! Really? Tracking works? Really? Yes, yes it does. Today marks 23 days of tracking and I'm determined to get past my previous record of 37 days. While I am encouraged that the scale has gone down three weeks in a row, I'm so irritated that this is where I was in March. Losing weight that I've lost already is so infuriating. I just hope I"m mad enough this time around to keep it off.
What's working . . . salad. I've never been a salad fan unless it's made by someone else. I hate the washing, chopping and preparing. By the time I'm done all that, I don't even want to eat it. I've been eating two different salads that are easy to prepare with minimal chopping. Caesar salad (I use the PC Yogurt Caesar dressing) and the romaine/spinach with strawberries, feta, pecans, and raspberry vinaigrette. I've had a giant salad every day for the last week +. I have it as soon as I'm done the workout after work and then I start making supper. It keeps me from being too hungry and overeating at dinner. I'd like to add another salad choice to the mix though, preferably something with blue cheese dressing, I love blue cheese dressing. Anyone have a simple salad or favorite blue cheese dressing that is point friendly??
I mentioned in my last post that I was going to do the 30 Day Shred for 30 days. I didn't start for the first couple days. I needed to work up to it. I started on Saturday, August 6th and I've done it every day since including today, that's 4 days. I've muted her now and I just play my iPod. My experience so far:
Day One . . . damn you Jillian . . . I did the whole thing but took about a 5 second rest at the end of each segment.
Day Two . . . damn you Jillian . . . same as above. I did a bit of yoga this night as well and I think that helped with the muscle stiffness.
Day Three . . . damn you Jillian . . . I did more push-ups in the time allotted this time, I took less breaks.
Day Four . . . damn you Jillian . . . same as above and I discovered Two Door Cinema on my iPod, must listen to them more. Today I also did 10 minutes of Zumba after just for some more cardio.
The cover of the video says "lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days". I'm not going to get there because I think it's lofty but I'm going to take a run at it. The morning I started Shred, I took "before" pictures which likely won't see the light of day, and I took lots of measurements. I'm going to keep that up weekly. I want results!!!