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30 Day Shred – Day 7

One week down. What’s amazing to me is that with Jillian’s 30 Day Shred, the time I spent working out this week – the entire week – equals about the length of time I used to spend in two workouts at the gym. I wasn’t super careful about my food this week. Aside from trying to eat breakfast every day (mostly successful), I didn’t much change my eating. I had a girls night with my sisters where I ate junk and a lot of it – I also may have consumed some high calorie, zero nutrient, mucho alcoholic beverages that night. Perhaps. I ate pretty sensibly at lunch and dinner most of the week. But I enjoyed Pumpkin Eggnog Bread Pudding for dessert twice this week, and had a piece of Flourless Double Chocolate Truffle and a couple Zacharies during the course of the week. And I’m still down over 2 pounds.

Seriously? Working out only a little over two hours the whole week and I dropped that much? Now, two pounds may not seem like that much — but to me, that’s huge! Especially considering I would have to spend 10+ hours at the Y in a week and be pretty careful of my food intake in order to lose that kind of weight.  Also, I’m feeling a ton stronger already, I can see that my arms and shoulders are going to be really nicely defined by the end of this month. And my abs haven’t stopped hurting in a week. That’s gotta be a good sign! [Read more…]

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