Thursday, January 22, 2009

I Am Shredded!

I didn't want to write about this until I actually accomplished my goal. I am not a very disciplined person, especially if what I'm trying to do makes me uncomfortable at all. Working out is not something that makes me comfortable! I have tried working out several times in the past and only made it one or two days.
In steps, Pamela, my sister-in-law. She got me the Jillian Micheals (from the Biggest Loser) 30 Day Shred DVD. She also kept me accountable, very accountable! She was constantly texting me making sure I had worked out almost every day. She also would put a sticker on her calendar for me each day that I did my workout. It was a great motivation for me to be able to text her each time I was done and tell her to put my sticker on. (I know, I'm 12!)
I have completed 30 days of working out! This is a huge accomplishment for me. The best part about it is that I have gone down a size! I feel so much better too. I have more energy, it has made me feel better in so many ways.
I am now starting another 30 days, but this time at Level 2. I did the first workout tonight and I thought I was going to die! I'm sure taking a week off didn't help at all. This level is harder and is more leg intensive.
Please feel free to help keep me accountable. I need it!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you sweetie.......keep up the good work or I'll send Abby after you!!!!!! (and you know how tuff she can be on you!!!!) You're doing great......I love you....mom

Jessica said...

Yay! Way to go! I so need to get motivated too! See ya tonight!

Anonymous said...

Hi princess! I too am very proud of you, keep up the good work! But I also want to remind you that your beauty is more than pounds or lack of pounds, its that internal beauty that you possess. I have a profound respect and admiration for you because you are such a godly young woman, a awesome mother and an excellent wife. I am so thankful that God let me be your daddy! By the way, I am also thankful for Pam keeping you accountable, what a gift she is to our family. I love you, Dad

Amanda Hug'n Kiss said...

Ok, your dad's comment made me tear up a little. But he's so right. The love of a father...
And congradulations on your accomplishment. I know what a big difference working our can make on your life. It's really empowering. I have 3 more weeks until I"m cleared to work out, and then I'm gonna be bugging you too!

red-headed Wilson's said...

Yea Amy!
30 days is HUGE! I am so proud of you. I KNOW you can also make the next 30 days. Just think if this is harder how much better you will feel after the next 30 days!

Keren said...

ok so I have the dvd...but haven't opened it yet..will you keep me accountable? :) lol

Michelle said...

That's awesome, Amy! Congratulations! I was just thinking on Sunday that you looked thinner- really! :) Once the weather gets nicer we should try going on walks again. I know I need it!

Angela Miller said...

Congratulations! I am right there with you on the not doing whatever makes me uncomfortable. I am terrible at working out! I need to figure out something to help tone all those flabby c-section muscles. LOL! :)

tuesdaymom said...

Hey, do you get a prize after you fill your chart? That would be soo cool!
Too bad I can't motivate Henry to use the potty....
Good work, Amy!

Sarah

Stephanie said...

Don't be afraid to go back to the first level sometimes if you just don't feel like doing level 2. Just make sure you do A level. If you improve too fast you'll just peter out too fast too.
Love ya!

Janice Krieger said...

Congrats! This is a huge accomplishment. I hate working out and make every excuse not to. I still have a few weeks before I can do anything about it. I'm really getting tired of being overweight myself and not only that but unhealthy, so I can't wait to hear the words that I can get fit. I'm already starting by eating better, my kids motivate me because they love their fruits and vegies. So I eat more of those foods with them. I know you can do it. You are an inspiration to me, not just for working out but because of who you are in Christ. I truly do look up to you and I'm way older than you too.

Stephanie said...

WAY TO GO, AMY! You've inspired me to try the video out myself. I got it for my MIL for Christmas, and with her review and your review...well, Amazon is delivering it to my mailbox this week. :)

Bren said...

yay amy! that's fantastic! i am rooting for you all the way!