So today was day 3 of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. (Yesterday was day 2 and I did complete it.) Let me tell you, I had to work for it this evening. But I'll start with how yesterday went.
Tuesday: Was an OK day. Did day 2 of JM30DS and went for a 3 mile walk. Needless to say I was starving afterwards, so we went grocery shopping......at 8:45pm. Not the best idea but I made wise, very wise choices. Loaded up on fruits and veggies. Bought all the necessary items to execute my first protein smoothie. (And I must say was a success....sipping on it now and the boy loves it too). Ben of course was in the mood for chinese food after the grocery store. So what does he go and do? You betcha. Heads on over to our favorite place and orders wonton soup and an eggroll. Didn't hesitate to ask if I wanted one. I gave him a serious stink eye and sent him on his way. WILL POWER! We get home and I carry in 3/4 if not all the groceries. You can now refer to me as super woman
While Ben is chowing down on yummy goodness, I'm pouting in the kitchen scrubbing strawberries and cutting up a cucumber as my 'snack'. Felt so good to conquer my weakness of giving in to temptation.
Today: Made very wise food choices today
. Left work ready to tackle the rest of my evening beginning with Jillian. I get all 'suited up' (for any of you How I Met Your Mother fans
) and insert her into the DVD player. What happens next derailed the next 30 mins. THE DVD PLAYER WONT PLAY THE DISK!!!!!! What was I to do? The old me would have simply given up, went downstairs and eaten myself into a food coma. Did I you ask? NO I did not. And for that I'm so incredibly proud of myself. I stood there for a minute and pondered what my next move would be like a game of chess. "OK I could play the DVD downstairs....wait no I can't. It only plays Blu-Rays. Ok then, I guess I'm going to wing it." And wing it I did. For all 3 circuits! And I did not cheat myself out one pushup, dumbbell row, chest fly, crunch etc. I pushed until the sweat was dripping off my face. Was a moment where you just had to be there. I get those every once in a while. I worked my rear end off tonight and every time I looked up at the door way and saw that cute yellow stripped bikini hanging there, I pushed even harder.
Only time will tell if I'm actually ever going to wear that bikini, but it's nice to have the mental image in my head though. With the stretch marks from Mason, I don't think I ever will put it on, but it will still help push me that much more.
My hopefully obtainable goals right now are to be able to complete a jumping jack or a butt kick without the feeling of my tummy giggling with every jump. So incredibly uncomfortable. Also, to wear a tank top or tube top again and not be embarrassed at the size of my arms. To wear shorts this summer and just FEEL GREAT about myself.
It's the 2nd day of summer and I'm determined to be sporting a cute, lightweight outfit by mid August!