Day 4 of The 30 Day Shred

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The alarm went off this morning at 5:40AM. I hit snooze (like I normally do) and then rolled over. The alarm went off...again... at 5:50AM. I hit snooze (again, like i normally do) and rolled over. Typically this continues for another one to two snoozes.
This was the morning I had to drop my car off to get worked on. This is also my late week at work. If I didn't get up right now to do this workout, then it would not happen and I would HAVE ALREADY NOT MET MY CHALLENGE!

I teetered with the thought of skipping it. However, how could I not succeed in my challenge already? So I bolted out of bed, got dressed for the workout, and pushed play on the DVD player.

Now I'll be honest. I really wasn't feeling the desire to push myself. I wanted to wimp out a little. Take a few breaks on the cardio, not use the weights on the strength. I had that short window of time during the warm up to think of all these negative thoughts and then it was time to get real.
Reality Check number One: I pushed myself yesterday to do all the cardio with no modifications, keeping the pace, and no rest. This means I MUST MAINTAIN THIS. No stops, no mods, no slowing down.
Reality Check number Two: I have got to keep pushing myself because I have absolutely NO CLUE what level 2 is going to bring. However, knowing Jillian, it's probably going to bring back a little bit of pain. Slacking now will make it all the more painful. This is just my theory.

I may have had to grit my teeth a little and FORCE myself to accept my own challenges, however I did. Cardio was a check. In strength training I'm still not able to do the full circuit of side lunges with the weights, however I def made myself do more of it today before setting down the weights and going through the motions without them. Tomorrow I will push myself even more until I HAVE IT DOWN!

Felt tired today a little more than normal. Did not get my full 8 hours of sleep although I did get sleep. Was craving a nice fruit smoothie all day however with my car in the shop never got to get one. Thinking tomorrow I'll have to make one.

I did cave in to one moment of weakness today with nutrition. I had a donut. I waited ALL DAY, hoping that everyone else would eat them all. However, they did not. So I Googled how many calories might be in the donut. (They come from a little bakery that doesn't have a website or anything to give nutritional facts). It was small, no glaze, no icing, very tasty. I'm going to rank it at 200 as an estimate based on my research. This would be my first "cave" ALL WEEK. So I'm feeling pretty good about that too.

The word to describe my Day Four - Accountable. Because I HAD to hold myself accountable to get up and make it happen. No regrets that I did.

Hope everyone else out there had a wonderful day!

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    thank you for the comment on my blog! i feel much better now.
    3470 days ago
  • MARIEL77
    emoticon I really admire you for doing it in the morning.
    Reading your blog has helped me to do it too emoticon
    3471 days ago
    I love this post too!! So many times I have done the same thing with my alarm. I think it is great that you are doing just as much as the previous day if not more. A while ago I did the 30 day shred and made it to level 2 it gets hard... so I think you are doing the right thing. I have a hard time with the second set of the side lungs with my arms at times I think it will be easier to give up but then I think no that would not be any good!! I love that you had a donut I did that yesterday with a 1/3 of a see's chocolate butter egg!! My kids were so excited when I pulled that out and cut it in three's. I need to get all the chocolate out of my house that is my weakness!!
    Keep up the good work!! I really am enjoying reading about your days!!

    Thank You!! emoticon
    3471 days ago
    Way to go! You are a better person than I am, 5:40AM is an ungodly hour. I am usually snoozing for another 90 minutes.
    3471 days ago
  • CHRISS1225
    I love this post! There has never been a time that I pushed myself to do my training to say that after it was done that I wished I didn't workout. It just doesn't happen. I'm always so happy when I honor my self promises and follow through, just like you did for yourself today, great work!
    3471 days ago
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