Sunday, March 14, 2010

Makeover Monday

My blog had a makeover this weekend and now it is time for my own. This was the perfect-work-together-help-your-marriage project for Mr. B and I. I was in love with him (always am, but there was that extra burst of love) for helping me and fixing the things I couldn't figure out and he felt good, proud, needed and accomplished of himself. Um..Win-Win!

Now it's on to my makeover. I have been putting it off "On New Years I'll begin", "The Monday after New Years", "After our weekend away", "Next Monday". I am trying to convince Mr. B that this is completely normal for a girl to have a "tomorrow" diet, he doesn't agree, but I know I am not alone. This time I am serious. For real.

I was feeling all motivated last Wednesday, the sun was shining, I woke up early, I was totally loving not working and looked forward to the many more days I had. Thursday and Friday come around and that whole "Wohoo the sun is shining, I'm on top of the world, I want to wake up early everyday!" attitude quickly died and got buried with the sun. We had crazy rain storms, and I slept in and then positioned myself on the couch and sat there all day. The only thing that even got me (got or jump, one of the two) out of bed was the text from Mr. B saying he was on his way home from lunch. I needed those days to realize I will become a fat blob on the couch if this keeps up. The Lord knew I needed those days of rest and relaxation as well as a warning I can not spend my days like that, and He also knows I can not afford to have any days like that for a while. The sun is out today- thank you Jesus.

So yesterday I finally showered, did my hair, put on a bra, make-up and some real clothes and Mr. B and I went to the store. I did all of my healthy food shopping, which is both expensive (basically our whole budget) and time consuming to clean, cut and make easily accessible (if I don't do this it will never be eaten).

Just like working out, yogurt always sounds good and I think I would enjoy it. Wrong. I try and I will continue to try, but it's really not my thing. I kind of enjoy the whipped yogurt, so that's an improvement.

I also had to purchase some baby spoons because eating yogurt with a regular sized spoon results in some major gaggage. I have a strong gag reflex. A lot of things make me gag and yogurt happens to be one of those things. A baby spoon gives me the perfect amount of yogurt to decrease the gagging desire. I prefer the rubber coated spoons, but as mentioned above, we were already over budget so these will do.

I've recently noticed some new rolls forming on my back and extra love on my handles. I was pretty confident this was my cue that it's time to get myself into gear. It's getting really uncomfortable. Pretty much making laying down flat the only comfortable position. That position isn't the most practical for my day to day life.

So it's back to 30 Day Shred. Jillian Michaels and I have a love hate relationship. Basically, she gets me all pumped up, excited to get shredded, I complete my 20 minutes and then I am unable to walk for 7200 minutes (that's 5 days, I'm not ashamed to say googled that). So Miss Jillian, let me remind you- I live on the 3rd floor, falling down the stairs because my legs won't bend and crawling back up is not exactly ideal, so how am I supposed to continue on for 29 more days and get past level 1 when I can't even sit on the toilet, wash my hair or put on my bra, let alone do 20 squats while lifting weights??

I managed to make it all the way to Day 2 my first time. My second time, after a week of letting my body heal, I was determined to make it at least past Day 2. This my friends is exactly why it's important to set low expectations. I failed. Attempt number 2 at the 30 day shred...2 days completed.

Well not this time! The third time is a charm and I am determined to make it! I have read that the first 5 days are the worst, so once I make it past that I should be golden. Key words: Should be. With the "I'm a Shredhead" and "I'm a Shredder" icon for the side of my blog how could I resist?? I will admit, this may have been a little incentive for me. It obviously makes this whole thing very legit. I told you I was serious this time. If only I could get a t-shirt that says that...

I bought the handy dandy tape measure. Mr. B took all my measurements and I am looking forward to seeing those numbers "shred". I know some of you may be thinking that I have nothing to lose, I am fine etc, trust me-I do. I worked out a lot before the wedding and it paid off, then we got married and a little something called you-do-not-have-the-same-metabolism-as-Mr.B-plus-he-is-a-guy-stop-eating-like-him snuck up on me. I realized my thighs have reunited, they have become best friends and would rather not separate, but stay thisclose and rub together. Lovely.
The most important thing on my agenda is to tone and eat healthier. I don't think I am fat, although I am sure Mr. B would disagree with that statement since I complain about my body about 1,965 times a day. My body looks deceiving with clothes on, but once you see (as if this is something you even wanted to imagine never mind seeing) my belly, my butt and my thighs all with an additional dose of cellulite, you will quickly realize that I can definitely use a little somethin' somethin'. Maybe maybe maybe if I have good results after this you will see my "before" and "after" picture. No promises. Sorry to disappoint.

This morning I completed Day 1. I had a little bowl of Raisin Bran (so hard not to add in a scoop of sugar!) and I worked out to Day 1 Level 1 while watching Regis and Kelly (thanks to Jagged Little Life for that helpful tip). It was SO much easier this way. I am not saying by any means that it was no longer hard, because I was certainly huffing and puffing, sweating and shaking, but it made it go by faster and kept me distracted.
I'm still shaking and I am dreading the soreness that is bound to happen in the morning. But I did it. Day 1- Complete.

Be sure to check out Mama Laughlin, she is a great inspiration and looks amazing. She went way more extreme than I am willing to go (I love my food too much), but it has definitely paid off!


Natalie said...

Oh my gosh, you are so hilarious!
And I am realizing we are SO alike in so many ways. This blog totally proves it!
I, too, only ate whipped yogurt and really tried to like other kinds for the longest time. Also hate eating yogurt (or pudding) with big spoons. Not the same.
Pretty much have all the same things going on with my body--are we really THAT girl?? The girl that gets married and *gasp* lets go of herself?? Let's not be!!
(we also used to live on a 3rd floor apartment!) haha! Good luck with the healthy eating/exercising (love Jillian! But I've never tried the shred....)

jenn said...

your 'new' blog is great :o)

and i, too, have a love hate relationship with jililan :o)

Mrs. B said...

Hey there! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog...and I'm not the newest follower of your blog, as well. :)

Oh, and I definitely think you should get started on those Twilight books! lol But, get ready...once you start, you can't stop! ;)

Mrs. B said...

Ooops! I meant "I'm NOW the newest follower." Sorry!

Mrs. Hesson said...

I'm dying laughing over here! I am the EXACT same way. Seriously, I buy yogurt everytime I go to the grocery store and always forget about it because I never crave it or just am really in the mood for it. I think it is the consistency! I am starting to eat better too, and definitely need to tone. Maybe we should start some sort of blog-challenge!

Jagged Little Life said...

thanks for the shout out! I am on day 6th.. for the like nth time! I am sticking it out though! I am watching Season One of How I met Your Mother while I do it. It is really so much easier to get through it when you are distracted! I agree with the soreness though! Ridiculous how hard it is to walk and sit after 20 minutes of exercise! We will do it this time!!!

Ashley said...

I hit up all the healthy food today. It is SO much more expensive, but I know it will pay off in the end!
I started running {it's a slow process} today & I'm starting my 30 Day Shred after dinner tonight!
I am NOT looking forward to being sore, but looking forward to seeing my thighs being unjiggly! ha!


Mama Laughlin said...

Love the new blog look! Thanks for showing some love! Glad I inspire you! It inspires me to know I inspire others... pretty neat little circle if I do say so myself!

Good luck with the shred! Perseverance & Determination my friend... stick with those and you'll do just great!

PS- I'm not a yogurt fan either. I am always trying new snacks. I like baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, Laughing Cow Light cheese wedges, 100 calorie chocolate covered pretzels, and 90 calorie Quater Mini Delights Carmel Drizzle!!!

Meant to be a mom said...

Good luck!!!
I'm just like you, I always say I'm going to work out and tone up and nothing ever happens. The muffin top I got from being pregnant hasn't gone away and I'm so lazy I never try. But I have got to start working on it.

I hope you keep strong and dedicated to working out.

Oh and I love the new blog! Its awesome!

Safe Home Happy Mom said...

Love love your blog!!! I am your latest follower from a late Friday Follow and I applaud what you are doing here.

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E. Williamson said...

You are so funny! Eating healthy and workin out is just what it takes... except we all need to find more motivation for the later. :)

Also... if you have a Dollar Tree in your area you can buy those rubber coated spoons. (Just picked some up for Kyah yesterday).

Mr and Mrs. Stoneking said...

Congrats on completing day one! I am sure you will do great during this process, stay strong!

Lori said...

Good luck to you! I know how hard this is, I always last about 3 days! I wish I could stick with it, because my thighs love each other too!!

Ronda said...

YAY! We did it...Day 1 complete! It is expensive to eat healthy that is for sure...the trick now will be to actually eat the healthy food and NOT throw it all away next week! LOL I am ready for Day 2!!