Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Post #2

I'm bad at this. Blogging about my weight loss has not been a priority to me. Blogging regularly is a challenge anyway, but this takes it to a new level.

I finished Day 17 of the 30 Day Shred. :) Today, I did NOT want to work out, and it took all I had to go through with it.

I worked out with my two year old again, and she walked into one of my 5 lb weights during bicep curls. Ouch. I had to stop the tape and give hugs and kisses and admonitions to stay away from my weights. Bet she won't do that again. I totally did not expect it, so I wasn't paying attention.

My clothes are fitting more loosely. I didn't take any measurements, so no idea what my progress is, but that's okay. I really want to be more internally motivated than results motivated. I feel stronger, I am thinking thin, and I am making choices that will help me achieve my goals.

My ultimate goal is to lose 50 lbs by December. I think that is reasonable, but its also long term enough to remind me that I am in this for the long haul, and its a marathon, not a sprint. That helps me, when I feel discouraged, to remember that its just beginning, and I have to make it a lifestyle change if I want to keep it up permanently. I have struggled with this all my life, and I think its high time I take actual control.

Thanks for reading. :)


  1. You can do it Michelle! I would also LOVE to lose 50 pounds. Wouldn't that be nice? We're on the right track! Keep it up!

  2. Hi Michelle! Wow, you are inspiring! I have the DVD, but have'nt tried it yet. I have a lot of health issues and am in pain everyday. I guess I am afraid to try it... But I need to at least try!! :)

  3. Holly, thanks for the encouragement! You are always good for that!

    Jen, thanks for stopping in, and for the comment. I don't *feel* so inspiring, but I'm super glad you think I am! :)

    I definitely think you should give it a try. You'll never know if you don't...and it could be the best thing you ever did. I have a lot of migraines and I struggle with constant insomnia and fatigue, but exercise really does help. If you decide to blog let me know, I'd love to check it out.