Sticking With It

by adustyframe ~ July 12th, 2012

I’m still exercising and eating low carb. This Saturday makes 10 weeks (or is it 11?) of consistent exercise.

I feel great although I’m not sure that the results are that visible. My belly and arm flab is tenacious!

I’ve been doing Walk Away The Pounds as well as Jillian’s 30 Day Shred. Level 2 of the Shred has been hurting my joints a lot. My chiropractor suggested, I modify some of the moves so we’ll see how that goes.

James said, “No one is making you do it. Why don’t you quit?”

I’m not quitting because I need to prove to myself that I can do this–even if it’s not perfect or as often as others may do it.

I want to push myself and see progress. Also, I am doing it because in the past I could not do it in any way shape or form–so I’m doing it to remind myself that I can and that I have changed.

That being said, I don’t love the joints hurting so I’ve been doing Jillian a little less often than every other day.

Also, with the super hot temperatures we had the past week, exercising was difficult! I did it but not quite as often or for as long. That’s ok though–I didn’t let myself give up.

Actually, I wanted to give up and use the heat as an excuse but I just knew I couldn’t. I felt myself slipping into old habits a little so I pushed myself a bit to keep up my progress.

I’ve been watching Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition and I can identify with a lot of their feelings. It’s inspiring to me to watch them push themselves and I think I need to push myself a little more as well.

So, for now my push is not quitting Jillian even though I’m pretty sure I hate her guts!


3 Thoughts Shared to Sticking With It

  1. Catherine

    Out of the mouths of babes! What a great gift to be able to show James that there are more reasons for doing things that are “hard” than someone else making you. Congrats on your hard work & perseverance!

  2. Jody at Because I'm Me

    I figure each day I do a good workout is one day closer to a healthier body and heart and a longer life. Jillian Michaels is great, but it is tough, maybe too tough for me right now? I don’t know, I’ve definitely modified the program I’m doing and take breaks as needed. I know I’m not doing as well with it as a 20something would but I’m far from that, and accepting that. Don’t give up! You and my sister are my role models. 🙂

  3. Janet

    I also use Walk Away the Pounds. I try to do 3 or 4 miles. It is hard, but it is something that I do for me. Also for them, living longer and being healthier physically.

    Reading my Bible and praying are for my spiritual health.You go for it! You are doing great and I admire you. Congrats on coming this far.

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