30 Day Shred, aka Training For the Zombie Apocalypse

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Bee-yotch. I'm sitting here trying to convince myself to just skip today.

FINE. I go DO IT.

(I'm sticking my tongue out at you now.)



....its only 20 minutes, its only 20 minutes....

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Originally Posted by iroc


When Mr. Spring tried giving me that "It will help work it out if you keep at it" pep talk I burned holes through him with my eat <insert bad word here> and die look.

And that's a good chant to do, because 20 minutes out of your day is squat! (see what I did there? squats probably hurt...haha! and you can't reach me to slap me...neener!!)
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
So a little update...

Today was my treadmill day and let me tell y'all I do NOT RUN. Nor do I do anything remotely resembling running. Today I jogged three different times for a minute each time on my treadmill. I still can't believe it. When I tell Mr. Spring he may very likely faint from the shock of it all.

No idea why I feel so good today, but I sure am glad for it because I stay tired a majority of the time for no good reason.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Okay. That wasn't as bad as I thought it was gonna be. Still tough though!

Sorry for my outburst, spring. I called Jillian a few choice words today too.

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It's ok, you call me all the names you want to.

Yay to you for getting it done!
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
It's ok, you call me all the names you want to.

Yay to you for getting it done!
Originally Posted by spring1onu
Nice job on the treadmill!

I hate exercise. I really hate it.

Is it just me or do you feel fatter after you exercise? I don't know why, but it always makes me more aware of how out of shape or dumpy I am.

Then again, its the week before my period. So I feel like a bag of...poo.


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Well, when I'm doing any of the jumping stuff (jacks, jumprope, etc) I feel all my fat jiggling around and I can't decide if it's motivational or depressing.

I definitely dislike exercise too, but I think back to when I was larger and it was uncomfortable to bend over to tie my shoes or how I couldn't even sit with my legs crossed properly, THAT is what I hated. I'll never be skinny and I like my curves, but I was fat, unhealthy and so out of shape I couldn't go get the mail without being out of breath. I don't ever want to be there again. So while my fat may be jiggling, at least there is less of it.

And have mercy, I get so bloated with my period lately, no wonder you're feeling like a bag o' poo. I bet you still look fabulous though.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Yay! We have two new victims, er, um, I mean workout buddies! Welcome, KookyCurl and frmpresstocurly! The more the merrier.

Iroc, the soreness will disappear. Spring1onu is right - working through it does help to alleviate the pain quicker. Don't slap me, either! I find myself saying the same thing, "It's only 20 minutes, it's only 20 minutes..." I know I always feel good afterwards for having accomplished the workout.

Spring, way to go, you treadmill Queen! Maybe make sure Mr. Spring is sitting down first before you tell him your awesome news!

Today was weigh-in day: 140.8. That's up 8/10 of a pound, but I'm OK with that. Considering period-week bloat and likely muscle gain, the scale didn't go up as much as I thought it would. I was also able to tighten my belt one more notch and to me that is a positive indicator that I am losing some fat. Yay me!

Day 9 of The Shred and I did a step & tone workout this afternoon. Diet is going well. I'm staying within my 1200 - 1400 daily calorie range that WebMD recommends for my height, weight, activity level, and weightloss goal. It is Friday night and will most likely treat myself to one glass of wine. One. Just one. Not two! Just one.
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Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. - W. C. Fields
webmd


So webmd says my "ideal" weight range is 129-174. I'm a large framed 5'10". When I left basic training at 18 I weighed 173 and didn't have an ounce of excess blubber on me and I looked gooood. Stick that up your hinie webmd, my goal is 200 due to age.
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Out of sheer curiosity I checked webmd to see what it says.

My healthy weight is between 122-164. I am 5'8.5" and large framed and I think at 122 I'd likely blow away. I think 164 might be ok, but mercy I can't ever see getting there. Before I started working out I was 232 and the lowest I got to was 173 right around the time we moved here. In the past year I've gained 10lbs so I'd really like to get back to 173 because I was comfortable and pretty happy with myself. I'd be happy to lose about 15 and see how I feel though.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.

Last edited by spring1onu; 06-15-2012 at 03:50 PM.
Well, WebMD is not The Gospel, that's for sure! Everybody has a unique body composition and what looks good on one person may not look good on another.

I do like it though, because it has an awesome food tracker and weight tracker to help me keep track of my progress. It says my healthy weight range is between 104 and 141. My current weight puts me just inside the upper range for healthy weight, and while I don't disagree with that, I feel my best at 120 - 125. You couldn't pay me to even attempt to be 104 lbs. I haven't weighed that since my mid-20s. LOL

I've never had issues maintaining my weight until the last couple of years. I'm guessing it's my age (49), and approaching menopause. Damn hormones!
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Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. - W. C. Fields
Oh. My. Word. That was tough! A walking pushup? What the hell?? Such torture. I didn't do them all and I'm already sore. So many moves in plank position. I was sweating buckets and I know I grunted a few times. LOL The good news is that this workout seems to go by twice as fast as level 1. Before I knew it, we were cooling down. I'm taking the afternoon off due to Father's Day activities.

Hope everyone is doing well and having a great weekend!
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Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. - W. C. Fields
SC, way to go!! And I had to read your first line out loud to Mr. S because that was hilarious.

Definitely no working out here this weekend, but that's the normal around here. I'll consider sweating while doing yard work later a little exercise. It's miserable hot here so I've got to start trying to get my workout done earlier in the morning because it's like an oven in here lately.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
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Jillian is not evil! She is awesome! Sure she can be a bit annoying but you gotta admit that she's encouraging too. I was to try the 30 Day Shred...someday.
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I was good and did it on Saturday, and Sunday took a hike in the woods and did some core stretching.

I'm hoping to notice an increase in endurance after this week.

Wednesday will be a full 7 days on level 1.

And I hate restricting my diet, but I'm thinking of going veg.

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iroc, that's awesome that you did it over the weekend. Saturday rolls around and exercising is the last thing on my mind. I am hoping to force myself to be more outdoor active (it's not really my thing at all, but DH loves it so I'm hoping that will help push me) since we live in an area with amazing weather. I can't use humidity as an excuse any longer!

I did the shred yesterday and even managed a couple of pushups. They hurt my wrists/hands so bad to do, that's my main issue with them. Oh, and that I have no strength to actually go UP. I'm not sore from it any longer which surprises me. When I did it a couple of years ago I was SO sore for so long. Progress, I haz it!

Today I did the treadmill and y'all, I jogged FOUR times. I have no idea what the hell is wrong with me. I find I have to remind myself to swivel my hips because running feels so awkward for me and I think it's because even when I walk I'm sort of stiff. I listened to music today and it makes a HUGE difference in my motivation and I always forget that. I tend to watch TV instead normally, but I need to do the music because it energizes me. I streamed Pandora on my new phone and that was awesome! I didn't have to put any thought into a play list.

On a depressing note I've gained two more pounds. BOOOO! That's ok though, I know it won't happen overnight and I'll get there.

How's everyone doing so far this week?




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Spring - You and Mr. Spring laughing at my pain? Why, that's just evil!!! LOL Yard work definitely counts as exercise. Good music was a must-have when I ran. Streaming Pandora is a good way to mix things up if you get tired of what's on your playlist. Try not to get too discouraged at the numbers on the scale. Daily and weekly fluctuations are normal. I know I always go up a few before I start losing, especially when I'm working out with weights.

Iroc - Way to go! Before you know it, you'll be joining me on level 2.

Today's update:

Day 3 of level 2. Still hanging in there. This level is realllllly tough, though. I was able to do a couple of the walkout pushups, keeping my knees bent on the way out. I'm not nearly flexible enough to go down with straight legs. I even did the pushups the non-girly way! I just sweat buckets and by the end, it just feels so good to continue lying there on the floor in a pool of sweat as she's starting the cool down. I just have to keep reminding myself that it will get easier.

This afternoon, I did a new routine - The Biggest Loser Cardio Max. A very good 50 minute workout. First time working out with Bob - I heart him!
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Joined: Feb. 2008

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. - W. C. Fields
The soreness from these new exercises in Level 2 have hit me today. Mostly in the upper body, glutes, and hamstrings. It's those damn plank jacks and squat thrusts! LOL Afternoon was 45 minutes of step & tone. I was feeling kind of weak towards the end of that. I think i need to tweek my carb intake as I'm not sure I've been eating enough of them. I need to keep reminding myself that I'm working out very hard and I need to eat more carbs than I typically do.
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Joined: Feb. 2008

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. - W. C. Fields
I did pilates today and it was good. I've missed doing it and not sure why I waited so long to get back to it. I notice a big difference when my core is stronger in that I have less back pain.

Mr. Spring has been adding some different exercises in his routine and he NEVER complains about stuff, but last night his calves were killing him. I don't know how since he rides his bicycle so much every day, 20 miles is nothing for him and I can barely get around the dern block. Is it wrong I'm glad he was kinda sore so I don't feel like its only happening to me?? Nothing ever seems to bother him.

I've started doing countertop pushups to try and help work my way into regular ones. It's a start! Mr. S sent me two reminder emails today to do them, which is good since I am great at forgetting to do things that are good for me.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Spring, that is so cool - you have your very own fitness coach!

And, I love Pilates. I have lower back issues and I love how much better my whole back feels since I started using the reformer. I definitely feel stronger in my core.
Formerly misspam.
Joined: Feb. 2008

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. - W. C. Fields
I did pilates today and it was good. I've missed doing it and not sure why I waited so long to get back to it. I notice a big difference when my core is stronger in that I have less back pain.

Mr. Spring has been adding some different exercises in his routine and he NEVER complains about stuff, but last night his calves were killing him. I don't know how since he rides his bicycle so much every day, 20 miles is nothing for him and I can barely get around the dern block. Is it wrong I'm glad he was kinda sore so I don't feel like its only happening to me?? Nothing ever seems to bother him.

I've started doing countertop pushups to try and help work my way into regular ones. It's a start! Mr. S sent me two reminder emails today to do them, which is good since I am great at forgetting to do things that are good for me.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
Definitely a good idea. I started doing push ups last year off the countertop in the bathroom. On the stairs puts you at a good angle too. It's a great way to build strength in your arms. I am weak.

I can do all of them in level 1 - girlie ones on my knees.


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