30 Day Shred – From a person that is way out of shape
So, today I started the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I thought I would post my feelings and thoughts about my journey thus far. The issue that I have right now is that I AM SEVERELY OUT OF SHAPE. So starting slowly is the only way for me. I have extra weight tacked onto my body so doing all the things that skinny people do, is simply not an option for me. To add insult to injury I also have a heart arrhythmia that gets aggravated when I do a lot of heart rate intensive workouts so I feel that it is in my best interest and start slowly. So, today I started with the 30 Day Shred (2008) – Level 1. I could barely make it through the first 7.5 minutes before I was completely out of breath and felt like I was going to die. So I’m proud that I made it through the first 7 minutes and that I tried at all. I got my core temp up and my HR up for sure. Tomorrow I will try to make it to the 10 minute mark before passing out. LOL. My legs hurt and my body is yelling at me for trying to do anything at all. But what I have learned is that I have to keep pressing on, I have to keep pushing. If we want this baby, I have to keep trying to get to a healthy weight. There is no other option.
Also, I have started, AGAIN, with the MyFitnessPal. I weighed in this morning and got an accurate read on my weight. So that I can keep myself honest. I hope to lose 20% of my body mass by my birthday. That is about 4 months away. That SHOULD be doable with about 10 lbs a month of loss. I’m hopeful, but I won’t be sad if I don’t get there. A little disappointed maybe, but not down on myself. I hope to at least have more than 10 lbs lost though. Anyway that is my thought of the day and trying to move around at least a day. Maybe I’ll try the other half later today. We’ll see.