Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Shred

Well I started the Shred this week and let me just say "uuuugh"
It's not so much the workout, it's actually not bad but the repetitiveness of it and the fact that I'm stuck doing the same workout for 10 days (x3) really annoys me. BUT I know it's working because I am sore so I'm just going to suck it up and power through it.
So I took before pictures and had intentions of posting those pics today but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. The more I look at them the more ashamed I got. I hope at the end of the 30 days when my body looks different I will have the courage to post the pics. I will however as a small consolation post my stats 

Day 1
Weight: 165.8 
(yes I've gained weight sense my last weigh-in which proves that just running isn't working for me in the weight loss department)
Waist: 38 1/2''
Chest: 39''
Hips: 41''
Thighs: 23''
Arms: 12''

Very yucky stats there. It just makes me sick.
Come on Jillian don't let me down.....

In other news: I ran tonight with Ashley and Marie again at the Germantown Greenway. Ashley totally tricked me in to running 4.25 tonight too (she's sneaky)! I love running with them. It pushes me farther and faster than my head is telling me I can do.
 I have got to do a better job of running during the week without them though because they are about to bump their "short" runs to 5 miles and if I'm going to continue running with them once a week I'm going to have to up my game.

The Color Run is this Saturday and I am super pumped! Allie and I got together Saturday to make our shirts and I was so excited about how they turned out. I had my shirt sitting on the counter drying and one of the kids knocked over a cup of water on the shirt and the marker I used to trace the letters started to bleed. I freaked out at first and then decided I should just spray the entire shirt with water.

It's not exactly what I was going for but I think it turned out pretty cool. 

Tomorrow is Day 3 of the Shred and I hope to get in a short run Thursday before the Color Run Saturday. 



  1. Emily, if you stick with it, I promoise that you will love your results. It does suck and you might not see the scale move at first, but complete the 30 days. In fact, jump to Level 2 now-- the best level!!

  2. I feel your pain... running has not helped me with weight loss much either. I am doing the shred and running now... however, not on the same days! This thing is super frustrating... but remember- You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you! So glad I found your blog! P.S.- Saw that you were from Tennessee! I am in Knoxville! :)

  3. hey... I think your shirt looks cool! haha... have fun on the color run!! those runs look so awesome!

  4. Let me know if it works. I'll try anything - my stats are worse than yours...although you always were skinnier than me :)

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    1. Ashlee I'm pretty sure I won't want to see this DVD for a while after I'm doing so you are more than welcome to borrow it :)