The Shred - Day 2

Two days done. 28 to go!

I'm sore! Mostly in my legs. Found I couldn't jump near as high today as yesterday. Can't wait to be over the soreness but that probably means I need to move up a level.

I love that it is 25 minutes beginning to end. Makes it easy to squeeze in. Yesterday the kids were napping when I did it, but not the case today. Baby boy was pretty content and the little girl had fun jumping along. It got tough on the last set of abs but I was determined. Grunting to get through it I think scared the little girl and she was worried I was hurt.

It hurt, but in a good way!


The Alternative

It's 10:45 pm and I am hungry.

Points are gone.

Husband is searching the cabinets for a snack.
Sounds like he is settling on a bowl of Race Krispies.

I think I just need to head to bed!

It Feels Good

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Poet

What a good start to the day!

Tracking again and feeling good about it!
Ate a good breakfast! (Breakfast Sandwich, Apple, Plenty of Water)
Made a plan for the day and starting to work on my list.
Feeling my motivation return.


"The Shred"

Two more donuts, stale too! Not good! they are done with. I am not going to mention the Easter candy that I have eaten. Enough with confessions.

Easter was nice. The kids are so little we can do it on our timeline. We slept in, went to church, had lunch and then told the little girl that the Easter Bunny would pay her a visit while she was napping. She loved finding the eggs and was proud of her haul.

While we mostly focus on the kids for holidays, my husband bought me Jillian Michaels' "30 Day Shred". Thoughtful because he knows I have been wanting it. I have to admit that I am way nervous about how hard it may be. Plan is to start the 30 days on Wednesday with Em, a good friend and WW. I am glad to have someone to be accountable to as well as to all of you so that I really stick with it. So, HOLD ME TO IT!!!



Yes, there is a box of these sitting on my counter.
No, I didn't put them there!
Yes, my husband thought it was a good idea.
No, he wasn't thinking straight.
Yes, it is making rededicating myself very difficult!
Yes, I caved and shoved one in my mouth on my way to be last night.
No, it was not smart!
Yes, I kicked myself for it!
No, I am not going to do it again.

I get supporting a cause but donuts? Really? We don't need them around here to for me to stare at all day long!


I'm Back!

So after two crazy weeks and totally blowing WW, I'm back. I have learned a lot about emotional eating and how I deal with stress.

Thanks to all those who emailed and commented on how I was doing. I really really appreciate it. Things have been so crazy I haven't even checked my email to see the comments. It really motivates me to stay on track.

Now I'm off to get those few pesky pounds that came back on while my parents were in town!