Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Workout Wednesdays

If you are holding a donut in one hand and a coffee with three too many scoops of sugar and creamer in the other, put it down now... nice and easy.. there you go.. slowly push it away. Done and Done. 

Do you have a permanent muffin top...when you aren't even wearing clothes?! Do you complain constantly about how you need to get in shape and shouldn't be eating this and yada yada?? Do you push off exercising to take an extra nap on the couch? Do you tell yourself it is okay to eat a brownie if you just eat the top... and then come back for another every commercial break??WE ALL HAVE! (Okay, maybe the last one was just me... and you Jen!)

I have decided that enough is enough. I want to be completely open and honest about my weight loss challenges and dedicate my Wednesday posts to health tips and exercise. I feel like sharing my goals and struggles will help motivate me to continue pushing myself . It has been soooooo hard for me to become motivated again to exercise when I get home from work but yet I find time to complain about how much I need to workout at least once every hour. I decided that I can't do this anymore. I can't keep telling myself "i'll do it tomorrow". Well, tomorrow is now today and I'm putting my excuses aside. I am not afraid to fail anymore. I am not one of those girls that can just eat normally and not exercise without gaining weight. I hate it but I have realized and accepted that it is just something I will always have to deal with to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

So for the one hundrenth million time, I am starting now...again. I want to feel good about myself and confident. I want to look at all the Holiday pics and be like "daymmm who's that??". I want to show up for Thanksgiving and not be salivating at the sight of all the food...and not have to wear my "1 size bigger" jeans so I can stuff my face and slowly go into a food coma after I scarf down my third plate of sweet potato pie. I refuse to be a member of the "New Years Resolution gym-goers" this year.. I REFUSE! I want to start now... not tomorrow... not in a month... now.

Sooo Brent and I dusted off his Insanity DVDs and started our journey to a sexxayy body last night. Insanity is very similar to P90X but there is a lot less breaks which suckkk! Obvs since we are beginners we took several breaks because not only were we shaking the floor (sorry if you live below us!), Lilly thought we were having fun and kept trying to jump on us. Side note-dog must be in a dif room when we are working out.

We are going to follow the Insanity schedule but also alternate nights for yoga and jogs depending on the weather and our mood.

The first night is always the worst, but you need to start somewhere right?? I think I have said that about 3 times over the past year. I always start exercising and getting in a great routine that I love and then I just burn myself out. I need to try and teach myself different ways to get in shape without doing the same thing all the time and getting bored with my routine. I have always been a gym or run kinda girl so I'm hoping this workout video will give me the extra boost I need to get to my ideal goal weight/ size.

I filled the whole apple juice bottle with water and drank the whole thing.

I will be updating you every week on Wednesday with my progress, accomplishments, struggles, etc. If you are confused why I chose the middle of the week to do an update, I can completely understand that. Im sure updating workout progress on Friday would be expected but there is a method to my madness. If you are like me, you look forward to Wednesday because it is the Hump Day in the working world. The day that once you survive it.... it is just all down hill until Friday.. you can taste the weekend. I figured Wednesday would be a good day for me to share how its been going and express any potential road blocks. Everyone needs a little encouragement to get over the hump and I want to be there for you to help you push it to the end of the week. Here's to day one!! 
Any tips/ words of encouragement are much appreciated :)

Workout Wednesday
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I know there are a lot of girls out there like me and Id love to hear your story! Link up with me every Wednesday and share your workout journey! Let us motivate each other.

What motivates you to workout?? Link up and tell me about your workouts


  1. You're amazing, this is your time and I know you'll follow through and make yourself 10x happier! The motivation from this post has stopped me from grabbing an "almost midnight snack". Can't wait to read more <3


  2. Appreciate the shout out even if it wasn't exactly in the way I was hoping for hahah. We can do it (I say that at least 7 times a year to you) and we'll all be skin skin for wedding season (and engagement season!) next summs. Love you bi.