Monday, April 11, 2011

This Runner Is Changing It Up!

As many of you know, since most of you are my friends over on FB, I've been working on Jillian Michaels's 30-Day Shred.  I completed level one (10 days straight) yesterday and started level two today.  Level one was kind of hard at first, I was sore for about six days, but the last four days were very easy. Level two is a whole other story.  Grossness alert... I'm dripping with sweat.  Wow.  That's a workout! And I'm giving myself bonus points for being sick with a cold and still working out.  The old me would have wussed out and not done it, but the new, kicking ass me is not letting the germs win.  I don't think I've ever exercised 11 days straight in a row before in my life!  I'm not sure what or who flipped me into "on" position regarding commitment and motivation, but I'm digging it!

Although my measurements haven't changed much in ten days, and I've lost only 1/2 pound more (better than gaining, right?!), I can see and feel the changes taking place in my body:

1) I see it in my face
2) Sexy clavicles anyone?
3) Jeans look good on - no overhang (more bonus points for me being so honest and frank)
4) Some pants are now too loose
5) Fitting into pants buried at the bottom of my drawer that didn't fit so well before
6) Thighs are getting super firm
7) Losing middle-age post-pregnancy lower ab "pooch"

These are all super good things. I have one complaint, though, about the chest area.  Oh, well.  I can't have everything I want - ha!  It's just another excuse to buy some new sexy undergarments ;-)

I'm going to drink about a 1/2 gallon more water - ha! - and hit the shower.  I have to mentally prepare myself for day 12 tomorrow...