Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Starting Day 3

When I woke up this morning, I was lying there in bed and thinking, "there is NO way my body can possibly handle two of those brutal cardio workouts today." I rolled out of bed and told myself that if I REALLY need to, I can just do the one workout in the PM. I prepared my breakfast (I am typically not a fan of tomatoes so I opted out of the whole tomato with my egg scramble this morning and instead chopped a little bit of red pepper, cut up some turkey sausages and added an egg and 1/4 c egg white for a tasty little omelette which clocked in around 240 cals). Once I did that, I was starting to feel a little better - unstiffening my shocked muscles and what not. I prepared my veggie soup for lunch in the crock pot - cutting up and processing tomatoes, onions, zucchini, spinach, garlic... and there's also veggie broth. I felt even mo' betta at this point. So, here I sit, literally dripping in sweat and grateful that I was able to push through and do what needs to be done.

As Jillian says in this cardio workout - there is NO other way. There is no magic pill, there is no special diet - it's all about exercise and eating healthfully. And we all know it's true. Our society, though, has somehow become conditioned to believe that there are easy, quick fixes to all problems. Everyone wants a shortcut, nobody wants to work for anything. We all want that desired end result delivered to us on a silver platter. But the truth of the matter is that there is a lot of work that goes into preparing that platter. And it's the best gift we can give to ourselves when we are the ones that prepare that platter and then we can truly revel in the hard work, effort, discipline and determination that made us into this new, better version of ourselves. Believe me, if I can do this (and I just hope and pray that I continue on for the full time frame and make positive and permanent changes in my lifestyle), anyone can. I know we hear that a lot from people, but I am one of those out there that has tried, given up and ultimately failed many times. I have a long way to go. I could easily be one of those Biggest Loser contestants. I might not be able to do all of these moves/exercises 100%, but I'm doing the best that I can, and with every drip of sweat and every moan of torment, I am one step closer to sitting down in front of my very own silver platter.


  1. Keep up the good work! You will feel so good at the end of this week when you look back and realize that you made it through!

  2. Ugh. I HATE the feeling of waking up after you've beat yourself senseless in a workout the night before. Hate it.

    But the only way out is through. ;) You have to do it again the next day, AND the next, so your body figures out that you're serious.

  3. YOU CAN DO THIS! That soup was really good. Try chopping up your tomatos with your manual food processor, you might surprise yourself and like them!
    I'm proud of you for doing this! You are inspiring me to me more healthy.