Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I can’t believe Thursday is going to be day 30 of the 30 Day Shred!  This is the first workout with a time line that I think I’ve actually stuck with.  Even the C25K in the end I didn’t do that last 2 weeks of training, but still ended being able to run the 30 minutes.  And yes, it may have actually taken me 36 days, but that’s besides the point.

Saturday I got so busy around the house I actually forgot to work out.  I know sounds crazy, but by the time I realized I hadn’t worked out yet, it was bed time.  I spent the entire day going through my clothes in the closet and cooking.  Lots of up and down, on and off.

Sunday I busted my ass at the workout.  I pushed myself and felt good about it, I was weak when I was done.  But as the day went on my shoulder got sore and yesterday it felt like it was on the verge of either being a pulled muscle or a pinched nerve again.  I didn’t want to risk it.  Plus my arms still felt like jello.  B reminded me that you can push yourself too hard and that’s not good either.

So today I slowed myself down and focused on my form.  I hadn’t really been focusing so much on form as I was trying to push myself to get the most calories I could out of the workout.  This morning though I realized more of my muscles actually felt effected.  I’m wondering if my overall results would have been better if I had focused more on my form than on my ability to keep up.  I’m hoping my results are going to be better than what I think they are from seeing myself from day to day in the mirror.

In other “form” words, I’m not so embarrassed to wear form fitting clothes anymore.  In other words, I actually HAVE a form other than round!  The 3 adults I saw this morning on my way to work (hubby, sitter 1 and sitter 2) all complimented me and said some variation of “You look good today.”  This pleased me.  I haven’t really dressed up for work in quite some time, although since coming back after Laney was born my dress has been more professional that hoodies and jeans.

It's hard to see but the skirt has small white and brown lines in it.


  1. I've been learning to embrace my "form" as well. I used to be comfortable in baggy shirts and now they irritate me - what a strange phenomena! Rock on girl!

    1. My MIL thought it was the funniest thing ever when I told her I had to start wearing tight tanks under my t-shirts cause they felt drafty, LOL.


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