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I don’t like to do things that are hard.
I don’t suppose anyone does, right? Or is it just me? I feel like I have an especially hard time fighting cravings, pushing myself when it comes to exercise, and dealing with my emotional turmoil.
One of my epiphanies from The Biggest Loser was that I always refused to actually do hard exercise, the kind that might hurt a little the next day or cause me to feel like I can’t do it. Just maybe (shocker, I know) pushing myself a little was what it would take to actually lose weight. Doing more than one mile on Walk Away the Pounds or strolling the neighborhood.
It took me 11 months, but I finally got the courage to jump on that bandwagon this week. Sunday afternoon I banished Mr. V to the bedroom so he couldn’t make fun of me, donned some
maternity yoga pants, and revved up the DVD. By the end of the first strength segment, I couldn’t feel my legs.
I am SERIOUS.
I wobbled through the rest of the DVD and Sunday evening.
Can I ask you a question? Have you ever been scared to sit down for fear of not being able to get up? Have you ever been sure you were going to “have an accident” because you literally could not get down to the toilet?
Yeah, me neither. Cough.
Monday morning I did Walk Away the Pounds to try to loosen up my legs so I could, you know, SIT DOWN. By Monday night I was SURE there was no way I could Shred. But Mr. V urged me to try, and so I did.
Tuesday night I started it by myself and five minutes in started yelling, “I can’t do it!!!” Mr. V brought Libbie in the room and they cheered me on and did some of the moves with me. (Libbie marching in place? SO CUTE!!!) And we made it through.
Mr. V wasn’t home Wednesday night. I didn’t do it. And now it’s Thursday afternoon, and my muscles finally seem to be somewhat normal again, and I am working on mustering the courage and energy to don the yoga pants and stick that evil circle into the DVD player.
WEEKLY GOAL PROGRESS
Body weight percentage lost: .95% (I’m a little disappointed, but it’s something and I honestly already see a small difference in my waist and feel stronger from all the Shredding!)
Sodas drank: 2 (goal is 1)
Water: drank a decent amount most days
Exercise: 5/7 (check!)
Whole foods: mostly. I did eat some Chick-Fil-A, some frozen ice cream bars, and a Sonic wrap. I am tracking my foods and exercise on SparkPeople, and that does help me keep accountable!
How did you do this week? Link up your post at Giving Up on Perfect, and don’t forget to visit Ashleigh at Heart and Home, too! If you have no clue what I’m talking about, read about the Losing It competition here.
I don’t mean to knock Walk Away the Pounds. I do think it’s good aerobic exercise. I just don’t tend to push myself when I do it.