Thursday, September 9, 2010

30 by 30 Thursday

This week's challenge was to work out on Monday (even though it was a holiday) and start Level 3 of the 30 Day Shred. I completed both these tasks and continued Level 3 on Tuesday morning. However, I have had a minor setback since I hurt my neck and/or shoulder at work on Tuesday and can't do any strenuous exercising for the time being.

Yesterday I decided not to do the 30 Day Shred and walk for a half hour instead of run. Today, I can barely move my shoulder, so I am going to Yoga but will not be pushing it too much. (I am mostly going because it is the last class of the session and our instructor's last class before she moves :( sad day). Tomorrow I will probably do a bit of walking and hopefully by Monday I will be ready to start up with the 30 Day Shred.

Getting injured made me realize how dedicated I am to working out. It has become a part of my daily routine. I used to look for excuses not to have to get up and workout, but now I just do it!!

While I was shopping last weekend I got frustrated. I was frustrated because it was one of the first times I was shopping since I started working out. Plus, I was shopping for a purpose (to find something to wear to the wedding we were attending that night). Unfortunately, I didn't feel like anything looked good on me. In my mind I had hoped that I was able to go down a size or even stay the same size but look a lot better in that size, neither seemed to be true. Maybe I was being too hard on myself or maybe I was expecting too much change too fast??

I did find a dress (even though I still looked for a "better" one) and wore it on Saturday night. I received several compliments not only on the dress, but how good I was looking. It made me feel better because after the mall all I could think of was the fact that I have been torturing myself every day for the past several months and haven't gotten anywhere.

After hearing some compliments I was feeling better about the situation. I realized that even if I don't think I look as good as I hoped, I am doing something about it and striving to reach a goal I set for myself. On top of that, I feel better wearing my existing clothes, am healthier (hopefully), happier and have more energy. Although looking good is one of the goals, it isn't the only or even most important goal.

I can do this!!


Mrs. Awesome said...

Good job girlfriend! You've inspired me to blog once a week for my weight loss goals also! :)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Yey! Keep it up!!
I feel like I never look better, but at least I feel better for doing it?