Now, they weren't the longest 22 minutes of my life. The MRI that my claustrophobic self had when I blew my knee out qualifies as the longest 45 minutes of my life. Uh, no. It would be the 30 Day Shred.
Now, I hold no hatred towards Jillian or my friend Rachael that got me into this. Rachael warned that I'll be feeling better about it on or near the 4th day.
The 4th day seems so far away.
The movements themselves seem fairly reasonable. All the work on the knees is going to kill me, but I'm going to be on the search for my knee braces (yes, plural) to use tomorrow. I have a spiffy ACL brace made to my then measurements (I assure you that I've expanded in the thigh area since 1999) and another neoprene support for the other knee.
The arthritic come to the feet of Jillian in my house.
I have drawn a lovely hot bath for myself. My side of the bed is already turned on and warming. I expect that steps will not be my happy place tomorrow, as they certainly are getting tougher as the day goes on today.
It will get better.
So, what is my goal for the 30 Day Shred? I'd really love to lose 15 pounds. I'd be more than thrilled if I could knock that down to 20. My goal weight is not the 97 pounds I was when we first married. That is unrealistic and not the healthiest look for me anyhow. (No, I wasn't dieting then. I had a much more active metabolism, I was still in college and walked everywhere.) I am not overweight, but I need a massive toning. I need to work out for that and to help the cholesterol level to continue to go down. Though I'm not overweight, I'm definitely carrying fluff that I wish to drop. I swore that I would remain in a single digit jeans size and the single digit is not as loose as she used to be. My grandmother was very bottom round (size 14 top, size 22 bottom), so I would like to avoid that shape if I can, please. Pear shaped isn't very healthy by what I read. The genes for the pear? Oh, they are there.
So, I will make it past day 1. I will make it to day 2. I will make it further. I just may be limping my way there.
Smiles in my day:
- Crocus' are blooming in my front bed!
Have a great day!