Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Werkin Derkin Perkin Flerkin

I'm sorry, I had to do it! It was so fun to take silly pictures of myself...

I don't think I've talked about working out in a while, so here I am to tell you!

I can do, like, 5 man push ups!

Seriously, I never would have though that I'd be able to make it this far. I've been working out for about 3 weeks and I haven't wavered one bit. I've embraced the 'shittyness' of it, and now I kind of enjoy it! It's fun to go that little extra bit each workout and realize that, Whoa, my body can do a LOT more than I thought it could.

When I first started working out to the Jillian Michaels videos, I would see her do something and think, 'God, I can't do that. What the hell?!' But guess what? I can! A big example would be lunges. All through PE growing up those were my least favorite things to do. I would rather run 5 miles that do a single lung, let alone repeated lunges! But I persevered and kept doing them, and now I realize that the only reason I hated doing them so much was because I had no muscle to do them! My knees would hurt, but that's because I had no muscle to support them. Now I can do a killer lunge {in just 3 weeks!} and I don't get any of the 'bad' pain like I used to. It's actually pretty awesome to see my body change like that. I'm loving it!

I've started to get in the groove of things, and now when I don't workout a day, I start to panic thinking my next workout will be super hard! I know I need days of rest, and I definitely enjoy them, but I'm always so worried I will fail at this goal and stop working out.

This is what I've done in the past 22 days:

*Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred {x9}
*10 Minute Solution: Pilates {50                         minutes}
*Ran 15 miles {with a couple walks and hikes thrown in}
*Tons of extra arm workouts. I googled a couple of simple workouts for women to do with 2lb hand weights and they are hard, but I love them!

So there ya have it, my little workout 'thing' I do.

I'll leave you with a playlist that I listen to every time I run. Once or twice I've listened to something else, like Streetlight Manifesto, but it's almost always this playlist. I tend to only get through the first 5-7 songs before my workout it over, I love all the songs and they are all so good super loud and really get me in the rhythm of running!

I HATE PLAYLIST SO SO SO SO MUCH. God, it was soooo slow putting those 8 songs on there and I hope to never so it again. Does anyone recomment a different program thing to use?


  1. Congrats!  It's great to see you sticking to your goal and doing so well!  I'm terrible at sticking to workout goals - must do better!

  2. Thank you! It's definitely a great feeling to accomplish something, I'm sure you can do it!!

  3. Congrats, that's awesome! I've been trying to do 2-3 bigger workouts a week, and at least one minor one per weekend.

    I always listen to ridiculous music when I work out because I just need THE BEAT and I don't care what it is. Ha.

  4. Ya that beats important to me too! When I do the 30 Day Shred video that's the main thing that keeps me going haha

    And it seems like you get quite a workout with dance! After watching those videos of you I think I would just die hahaha 

  5. WERKIN DERKIN! I like yo playlist