Monday, June 29, 2009

Hips don't lie

{image via jillianmichaels.com)

I am proud to say - so far, so good. I have stuck with it and made time for my workout every day this week!

If you recall from my first Shred post, I barely made it through the first 20-minute workout. But by day 3, I was actually enjoying it a little and by Day 4, I could do all forty of the push-ups. By day 5, I was kind of wondering if I was ready to move to Level 2. It seemed early but Level 1 was already getting easier. So yesterday (Day 7) I graduated myself to Level 2. Definitely harder, but I actually found it to be more fun than Level 1! The second cardio interval is tough (she says she wants you to be swallowing your heart, and I definitely am!) and I struggle to get through the third set of strength moves (they're hard, ya'll!) without going down to the modified version, but I already did better today than I did yesterday, so I know I'll get there.

Of course I was dying to see if all this hard work was paying off. I resisted measuring again until a full week into the program. I lost a full inch off my waist and thighs and 3/4 inch off my bust. No change on my hip measurement and no change in my weight. I'm fine with the weight part, but was a little bummed to have no discernible difference in my hips. I know it's only been a week, but I have high expectations, ok?

I do find that I am more hungry in the mornings now. I am back to counting calories as well (more on that in another post), so I'm just trying to make smart, filling choices in the morning to combat snacking during the day. I'm not normally a breakfast eater, but this work out pretty much makes it necessary.

All in all, I'm pleased so far. Looking forward to hitting Level 2 hard this week and hopefully (fingers crossed!) seeing results on the hips this week too.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

You go girl!!

I have to say that I've been shredding as well but haven't moved up to level 2 yet - I'm saving that until I feel like I've mastered Level 1.

I have noticed a distinct increase in my appetite... ugh!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's great! You're rocking it!

I really need to get this dvd and get on the ball. For sure!

Cole said...

You rock!! One of these days, I'll give in and jump on the Shred bandwagon too. :-)

Leah said...

You're doing great! I can't wait to start on this after I have this baby!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!! I thought level two was going to be the death of me, but now I enjoy it -- I'll be updating today!

Did you enter my giveaway!?!

Jennifer said...

Nice work!

NatalieGwen said...

I had no idea you were doing this (been a bit behind on the blog since my life went crazy). I've been doing it since the beg. of may but not every day, just using it to supplement my normal workout routine when I don't have a bunch of time to hit the gym. I love it! Just wait till you hit lvl 3 :)

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