Let's just jump in with updates on my progress:
- Jillian Michaels 30 day shred: I started this last Tuesday - it totally sucks, super hard, but feels good. I hate her. I'm on day 10 - YAY 1/3 of the way done!!!! Last night I had to stop at an athletic shoe store to buy new shoes because when I do the cardio part, my feet (left arch) burns super bad and sometimes I have to quit the move because it's too painful. I don't like quitters, so trying another solution first.
- Walking: I've walked more lately than probably my entire life combined - this week alone I've walked 6.5 miles. Funny story though: On Sunday it was freakin cold, I'm talking icicles on my sweat (in areas we won't mention). I attempted to take Olivia, which is my 8.5 lb dachshund - we made it out onto the main road (which isn't far from my house) when she stopped dead in her tracks. I looked at her and it looked like she was telepathically communicated with me saying "oh hell no, you have got to be out of your mind if you think i'm going any further." So, I turned around and took her home, added a hat and scarf to what I already had on (it was COLD) and went back out. I got so into my music I started somewhat dancing (well... not somewhat - sometimes I was full blown dancing) down School Boulevard. If you don't know, It's probably the second/third busiest street in Monticello. I had people laughing at me, waiving at me, smiling at me and I know they were wishing they were me! On the way back to my house - Brittney Spears came on (well she was on several times before that) and I actually started "running". Now I'm not gonna say it was real running, it looked like I probably had to pee or poop - but for me that was running. Then I got all smiley and happy and people started waiving at me - was kinda fun.
- Weight update: I stayed the same this week. Like I said, it's hard coming off of an almost 5 lb weight loss and still lose again the next week. But I feel like I'm back in August / September where I'm losing a few weeks and gaining the other weeks. I didn't like it then and I don't like it now. Hopefully once my body gets used to the exercise I'll just start dropping weight again.