I’m not sure what it is, but I never want to workout during summertime. In fact, the only workout I do is working out my mouth by shoveling food into it. While the food tastes great, it expands my waist, ass, and thighs. It has become so bad that I can’t fit into my jeans or slacks anymore, so I’ll opt for loose fitting dresses. Well, at least they used to be loose. Hmm.
Now that it’s autumn, I feel more motivated to eat less and to be a bit more active. No. I did not join a gym, if that’s what you’re thinking.
A couple of years ago, after giving birth to my baby boy I purchased online the 30 Day Shred. You read that right. Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred. I purchased this on Amazon so I could just stream it through my Wi-Fi ready TV. (FYI – it’s much cheaper to purchase each season for $1.99 than it is to purchase the DVD.) I never took full advantage of this video. In fact, I would often procrastinate. Big time. It was horrible. I had all this baby weight and I didn’t do anything about it until the beginning of this year. Going back to work had helped, but not enough. I finally slimmed back down to where I can fit into my work slacks, but during summer… I basically said, “F*** this, I’m eating!”
Well, guess what? I can’t fit into my jeans or slacks anymore. From the beginning of this month up until Sunday evening, I thought to myself, “Okay. One more burger and I’m calling it quits!” or, “Okay. One more bag of candy… I swear I’m going to stop!” Oh, wait, there’s more, “Well, I’m going to start tomorrow afternoon, so… This pint of ice cream won’t hurt!” The pint of ice cream was this past weekend.
The beginning of Tuesday morning, I woke up a little before 5am and thought to myself, “I should probably revisit that video on Amazon instead of laying in bed for an hour before I need to get ready for work.” I actually doubted myself and then something happened. I got out of bed, went upstairs, and put on the workout video.
It was the most torturous 25 minutes of my life. I hadn’t worked out all summer and then some. I probably hadn’t worked out for a good four to five months. My body wanted to quit by the third interval in the video. But no, I pushed myself and said, “You know what? I think there’s only 7 more minutes of this and I can do it!”
The next morning, I woke up doubting myself again, my body was exacting pain, and thought that my procrastinating self would show up. No. She didn’t show up. Instead, I went upstairs, put on the video, and started working out – in pain. My whole body was so sore, I plowed through anyways. Although this time around my son woke up early and he decided to workout with me. It was super cute, until it wasn’t. He decided to sit on my stomach as I tried to do stomach crunches. I thought to myself, “What’s an extra 30 some pounds of weight on my stomach? Challenge accepted!” It was a little difficult, but he enjoyed it.
This morning, my body was in a lot of pain! Every muscle seemed to be screaming, but I forced myself to put that video on and work the heck out. It was brutal. Tomorrow morning will be brutal, too. Twenty-seven more of this and I’m hoping to see a difference. I’m also hoping that I’ll be able to fit into my work slacks again.
Now if only start eating healthier and stop buying milkshakes from Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe that is located downstairs in the building of where I work…