Day 4: After Dark

I am determined to stick with this photo challenge this month! So far so good.

If only I could say the same thing for the Shred….. I just can’t get motivated to get off my butt and do it. Although, I watched Extreme weight loss lastnight and that always gets me motivated but it was too late by the time I got done watching it. This girl lastnight started out weighing 314lbs (she was 400lbs at her heaviest but lost 100lbs on her own), at the end she weighed 155lbs! Wow! Talk about inspiring! I know I don’t have anywhere near that much to lose, I just want to lose 10-15 lbs and get in shape. If she can do it so can I! I’m thinking of joining a gym.
I’m still eating healthy. I made a porkchop and asparagus for dinner lastnight, I still haven’t had a coke…. although the other day I told my sister I wanted a Cherry Limeade and she brought me one from Sonic and it did not agree with me! No more of those for me! That’s just proof that I don’t need any of that in my body.

I’m currently reading


Karen Kingsbury’s The Chance.

I’m not too far into it yet but so far so good! I love her books! The thing with her books though is, she usually writes series. I don’t like series, I like stand alone books. This is the first stand alone book she has written in awhile so I’m excited to get further into it!


Whose Bright Idea Was This ?!

Oh yeah, it was mine. Yesterday I had the bright idea that we should do Jillian Michaels’s 30 Day Shred. I have tried doing it before and only lasted about a week. That week was pure hell. I lived on the 2nd story at the time and could hardly get down the stairs. Yesterday, I looked up before and after pictures and really felt motivated. I told my sisters that I thought I was going to try it again. Lastnight I cooked dinner (a pork chop and steamed broccoli again) and relaxed for a bit. I watched the season Premiere of Extreme Weight Loss and got totally motivated. They say watching Hoarders motivates you to clean your house, well watching Extreme weight Loss or the Biggest Loser will motivate you to get moving. I changed clothes, did before pictures and then sat on the couch….trying to get the courage to start the 30 Day Shred because I knew what I was getting myself into. I finally got up and did it. I was drenched in sweat and already sore by the time I was done, but I did it.

This time doing the 30 Day Shred, I am living in an apartment that has stairs INSIDE. My bathroom and bedroom are upstairs. I put on Facebook lastnight that I was just going to have to fall down the stairs because I didn’t see how I was going to be able to walk down them in the morning. I feel pretty good today, my thighs are a little sore. I know tomorrow is going to be 10 times worse after I do the Shred today. It’s OK though, it’ll all be worth it. I used to have a six pack, I used to be in really good shape, I can be there again and I WILL be there again 🙂

Since eating healthier I’ve only lost about 4lbs but I am already feeling better. I’ve cut out a lot of dairy (which is good since I am Lactose Intolerant) and Sodas. I haven’t had a soda in over 3 weeks. I’m pretty proud of myself!

I’ll report back tomrorow and let y’all know how I’m feeling after doing the 30 Day Shred tonight 🙂 I might need someone to drag me out of bed in the morning.