Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day #13....Why am I doing this?

emoticonI was first up this morning! Only by a few minutes, but I think it counts. I grabbed my yoga mat and Jillian's "Yoga Meltdown" and headed for the living room.

It was a struggle. I made it through, but let me tell you, I'm sure glad there are no mirrors in my living room. I know it wasn't pretty or graceful. Then again, maybe the mirrors would help. Would seeing myself sweat and groan inspire me to work harder? Maybe I'd turn away in shame, who knows. I fell over during the side plank reps, both times. How my arms shake holding that pose! I'm curious to see how I do with it next weekend. Ron came out of the bedroom and did the last 2 sun salutations with me....he said he felt stretched out, but he turned me down when I offered to start the dvd over so he could do it. Sihdney joined me for one leg stretch in the cool down, said "Whew!" and went off to get breakfast.
Tomorrow I am going to start Level 2 of the Shred. I'm a little scared, I've heard the horror stories of those who are ahead of me.
Why am I doing this? Well, I want to feel more energetic, and weightloss is certainly part of it. I hope that one day in the not too distant future I will feel like I am working with my body instead of against it.I also want my kids to see me doing something positive. 
Nearly 2 weeks in, I'm still trying to make this a "Lifestyle Change"....that's the term the kids are throwing around these days, isn't it? ;)  I've heard it take 21 days to make something a habit, so, in 8 more days this should be second nature....I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. that plank pose is a killer. I shake like jello during an earthquake!

    the 21 day thing...I'm not so sure yet. I'm what...23, 24 days in -- and I still don't want to see Jillian's face in the morning -- but I do it, complain about it, and go on with my day. Here's to hoping.