Thursday, June 9, 2011

Shred Progress Week 1


Hey ya'll it's Ferdy.  My mom has been working really hard for a week doing some weird workout, and she has been doing really good!  It makes me a little bit sad because when she works out, she won't let me in the room.  It's ok though because she and dad have been taking me and Ralph on walks everyday!  Mom wants to talk now, but I just wanted to say hi!  One more thing... I almost caught TWO squirrels yesterday. I didn't, but I almost did!

Ok, it's me again :)  Ferdy and Ralph are going to be making more appearances on the blog in the near future.  I just realized that they are wayyyy too cute not to make regular visits.  So, I hope you like doggy pics!!

Well, I've officially done one full week of the Shred program.  After the first day, I wasn't sure if I'd make it through a week, but here I am alive and well!  It's been a mental struggle in choosing the right foods to eat, but doing the actual workout has been easier for me to get motivated.  I'm really proud of myself because I can actually see some results.  That's the best part of it all because I'm now extra motivated to KEEP GOING on the right track!

So what did I do this week to help my progress along?
1.  Eat fruits & veggies everyday
2. Do some form of exercise everyday
3.  No soda drinkin'
4. On the other hand, drink TONS of water
5.  Stay away from empty calorie foods
6.  Feel good about myself!!

Like I said, choosing the right foods has been my biggest struggle in week one.  I will confess... I am a breakfast junkie!  I love the horrible breakfast foods like Hardee's biscuits, bacon, and hashbrowns.  I can say though that I've now gone over 1 week without any splurges in my breakfast routine.  In my mind, that's a hugggeee success for me.  I'm not going to lie, it's been really hard, but I'm sticking on the right path!

My biggest success in week one has been cutting out soda and replacing it with lots of water and decaf iced tea.  There's only been a couple times that I craved a Diet Coke, but happily I can say those cravings have subsided.  I can honestly say the though of a soda now makes me a bit queezy (and that's a good thing)!

So, can I tell a difference in the way I look after one week?  Surprisingly, YES!  This has been the biggest shocker to me because I haven't had this kind of success with any other types of workouts.  I even got brave and tried on a swimsuit that I bought over a month ago, and I actually like the way I look in it.  This never happens!  Yes, it's a tankini, so I'm still covered, but I can definitely tell a difference in the way I look in it now compared to when I bought it.

Today is the start of week 2's workouts.  I'm still staying on level 1 because I want to "master" it before trying to move on to level 2.  I don't feel bad about it though because any exercise is better than none, which is what I was doing before.

I'm sooo happy and feeling great after a successful week 1, so I may just go reward myself with something sweet...  No worries, I won't splurge too much, these are now what I "treat" myself with!


Good luck to all of the other shredding ladies out there!  I'm sure you all have had just as successful of a week as I have!




You're doing great with The Shred, Steph! Congratulations! And your goals are great! Keep up all the amazing work!


good for you!! it's never about the number you loose it's all about how you feel and how you feel in your clothes!
keep it up!!

Bonnie @ This Young Mama

Great job mama! It is so crazy how soon you start feeling the difference right? I think that's what is keeping me motivated to keep on going.
Keep up the great work I know you can do it :)

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