Friday, May 22, 2009

I don't mean to TOOT my own horn!

Yesterday was Day 22 of the 30 Day Shred.

And as of yesterday, I have done the Shred TWENTY ONE times. I admit that I skipped Mother's Day. But in my defense, I was at the beach and well, it was Mother's Day.

I have not lost any weight doing the Shred but at the same time, I haven't gained any either. And I have been doing A LOT of eating since starting the Shred.

For starters, I was at the beach and my mom cooked large breakfasts every morning, we ate dinner out every night and we went to Dairy Queen every afternoon.

But I am not disheartened by my lack of weight loss because I can actually see improvement in places other than on the scales.

The fat that hung over the top of the back of my jeans is practically gone. The fat that hung over the top of my bra is practically gone. My arms are becoming more defined and my stamina is increasing.

And best of all, I discovered that what I thought was old lady skin jiggling around on the top of my thighs was really just fat! Now when I do those plank jacks, there isn't as much movement going on down there!

I still have a lot to work on.

I would ultimately like to lose five pounds and I would like to see the fat that hangs over the front of the top of my jeans and the fat that hangs under the back of my bra strap to disappear.

And I would like to be able to eat a large bowl of Kashi cereal for breakfast and do the Shred in the afternoon without having what Sarah calls "exercise toots."

Is that too much to ask?


Kimberly said...'ve inspired me. I am buy the SHRED this weekend. I am going to do this! I would love to be able to squeeze into a bathing suit before summer is over so I can take my little guy swimming.

Aimee said...

Oh man - the exercise toots almost made me wet my pants!

And from all reports, it looks like The Shred is an inevitable part of my future. I have mixed emotions about that ;)

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Cool! Congrats. You havw almost motivated me to start - just a little harder please... (o;

Jewel said...

Wow, Beth, I am impressed! Good for you! I am getting this inkling of a feeling of being inspired!
Back in the day, I taught two dance aerobics classes and I accidentally "exercise tooted" while we were sitting on the floor with our legs spread out doing stretching! Talk about embarrassing!!
I about died laughing when I read about YOUR "exercise toots"! How funny!!!

Heather said...

Okay What is this shred you keep talking about? Never heard of it until your blog.
I am now down to my weight I want to be at, and don't want to lose any more. Is this an exercise for just toning? My weight has shifted to areas I don't want it to since I had Olivia...Help me Beth!

EntertainingMom said...

Toot away Beth! I think!!! ;)

Jeneil said...

So glad the old lady skin is disappearing! And I wish you well with the exercise... bottom burps. =)

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, you go girl.

Jaina said...

Yay! I'm proud of you. Now I need to get back with the program. I took ONE day off because I was not feeling good at all..and it ended up being four. :/ I'm getting back on it today after work.