Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

So, I will be the first to admit that I really, honestly DESPISE working out. But it has to be done. I have allowed myself to start getting lazy again and it just can't happen. One of my goals for this year is to really put some effort into getting fit and taking some weight off so I figure why not start here. In high school when I was dancing, my weight averaged about 117. I was very happy at that weight, and was also a lot more toned. At my thinnest, I was 112, and honestly I would love to weigh that again, even though I think that's sorta unrealistic at this point. After high school (it started senior year, really) I just gradually started putting on a little weight. I wasn't eating as healthy and after graduation especially, I became much less active. Around Christmas of '09 I was up to 144. That's the most I have ever weighed. I know that's not a ton or anything, but for me and for my frame, it was a place that I was very unhappy and uncomfortable with. My health was also at it's worst around that point.

It was then that I realized if I wasn't going to dance on a regular basis anymore, I had to work out. I started working with a trainer and got down to 132 last September, and that's about where I'm still lingering. My trainer moved away and I got pretty lazy again but I'm not going to allow myself to go back in that direction again. I want to get down to around 120 and stay there. 12 pounds is not a whole lot of weight and I know I can do it. I have trouble with staying motivated when it comes to this sort of thing, namely because I do eat pretty healthy and track my calories pretty closely, but I just don't much care for exercising. Regardless, I am going to make myself stick to this for 30 days- I did my first workout tonight- we'll see where I am at the end of this. I will track my progress!

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