Thursday, February 18, 2010

Completed Day 2 of The Shred!

I am so loving the shred. From the responses I got, it seems like yall like it as well. At first I was all about doing it straight for 30 days, but doing that on top of my other work outs was too much. So I tweaked it and on the days I just run I will do the shred! We shall see.

I have definitely come to the conclusion my biggest downfall with eating right now is from 2:30-5:30pm. I feel like I am sooo hungry. (1/2 the time, not the case!) Or I am bored. So I will just venture to the kitchen and eat and eat. Thank goodness we don't just buy junk or I would do some damage in there. But it is still excess calories that I totally don't need. And half the time I AM NOT HUNGRY! oh my! But, I don't have this problem when I am working or while I am at class I will take my lunch and I am totally satisfied. What in the world? I hate that. Breaking habits aren't easy..Man...Any suggestions!? Do you guys struggle with this?

Day 2 complete!
*4.5 mile run
*THE SHRED! - there is no way that you cannot see a difference after doing this!!

On a side about those Olympics!! Man, last night was awesome! USA represent!

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Chapter Begins

I have had a few rough weeks with my workout routine and eating right. So today is marking a start of a new day. I definitely have hit a plateau and I am ready to break that wall and get to my major goal weight. I have 8 more pounds!!! Only 8 more. (they seem to get harder and harder to come off...but I am not giving up and I am staying positive) So I am putting all of this out there for accountability and encouragement! :) I figured since the 30 Day Shred is hardcore I am going to really back off of sweets - totally if possible for these next 30 days. I want to really focus on my body and it is not worth kicking my butt and working so hard if I am just canceling out workouts with junk!!!

All of this to say....I am pleased to announce that I have officially started the 30 Day Shred!!!!!

Along side of training for the 1/2 marathon I really have wanted to get a good strength and weight routine going. After watching the Biggest Loser I secretly have wanted Jillian as a trainer. So when I saw this video, I have had high expectations. I will keep you updated along the course of this 30 days of how it goes, weight lost, work outs completed, how I am handling without sweets, how sore the shred makes me and more!

Day 1:
* 30 minutes elliptical
* 1 mile run
* The Shred Video! (Jillian yelled at me...and I loved it!)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

Well I would say that we had a serious snow day in Dallas Texas! Wow it has been crazy. Bryan woke me up at 6am this morning and told me to go look out the window. It has not stopped. It is still going strong outside. We haven't been in a snow "storm" like this in who knows when.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I have a thankful heart!! I am thankful for my family!! And thankful that my Papa's heart is on the mend!!! (and thankful that my aunt Susie's surgery went well too!)

As most of you know I was in Missouri this past week with my family. My grandpa found out he had to have open heart double bypass surgery. So my dad, his wife and myself made the looong 9 1/2 hour trip up to Missouri. He had surgery on Thursday and it went great. Everything went perfect and he is doing so well. They have him up and walking and preparing to go home soon.

Papa and me before heading back to Texas. Post-op Day 2

Papa and his granddaughters!(Emily and Lindsey)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Crazy Life!

Please be in prayer for my grandpa. (This is my dad's dad.) Tomorrow he has open heart, double bypass surgery. My dad, his wife and I are leaving today for Missouri, to go and be with the family. It will be a crazy short trip, but thankful we can make it.

Hope everyone is doing well and having a great week!