Friday, June 19, 2009

Featured Friday: Shred Report and Other News

So who HASN'T heard of the shred?!

Oh, you? Um... ahem.

I'm here to tell you about it...

10 days ago I started a journey that I'm proud to say I haven't quit -- It's called:

Since I've been married, I've not only gained the "newlywed 9", but also the "30 y/o sag" - Awesome.

Lindsey... one of my Blog Loves, did the shred and gave us continuous updates -- She totally inspired me and even the though it took 13 days to get the stupid DVD regardless of the challenges, I started The Shred 10 days ago.

I'm happy to report:

#1 I'm not dead
#2 I'm not dead
#3 I'm still alive :)

OK... getting for real: My endurance is up, my body is feeling fit {whereas, I can't necessarily see a difference} and I have more energy already -- In fact, after days 1,2,3,4... I was d.r.e.a.d.i.n.g. working out and yet, yesterday I found myself excited about going home and working out no, I'm not crazy :)

Measurements which I cannot believe I'm displaying for the world to see are:

Day 1:
Height: 5' 3 1/2"
Weight: Does not interest me... it plays with my mind... I care about how my clothes fit :)
Waist: 31" Hips: 37" Thighs: 22.5

Day 10:
I'm happy to report my height remained the same - HA!

Waist: 30.5" Hips: 36.5 Thighs: 22

wow... that was embarrassing

I've always wished I had a smaller waist, but I have an "H" shaped body {
or 'athletic'} I had a 29 inch waist in 8th grade... but I am not complaining -- I must say I was shocked to see I'd lost 1/2 inch everywhere... I didn't really have any expectations, but I guess that's good seeing as I didn't get disappointed that I hadn't met them! {I do not always live by that philosophy, btw :}

30 Day Shred Grade so far? A+ !!

Next up? BLOGGY AWARDS!! I've received a few awards recently and I've been so bad about announcing them -- Sorry Ladies!!!

From Ms. Salti -- She thinks I'm adorable!

THANK YOU, MS. SALTI! You're adorable, too!! :)

This award is from Megsie and Erin -- Apparently I'm Lovely, too!

{I have to say about Erin... She's such a great commenter!
Thanks for always making me smile ;0}

OK... Someone spank me with a wet noodle... I have NO idea who gave this to me and I've looked and looked through my comments! UGH! If it was you... Let me know and I'll update this! Clearly... I'm not as cute as you thought! SORRY :(

Thanks for thinkin' I'm cute!! :)

Last bit of business to take care of!!!

My Weekly Blog Love -- I don't seem to be getting much response to it! I adore a lot of blogs... but it doesn't seem to be too interesting to y'all and way down yonder here in NC, we like to keep things interesting!

So... what do you think?
Weekly Blog Love?
NO Weekly Blog Love?
SPEAK NOW or forever hold your comments! :)



LyndsAU said...

yay for the 30 day shred! i have it waiting on me for after I deliver. I can't wait :)
and yay for your inches lost dear! congrats!

Slumber Parties by Leila said...

Wow impressive for just 10 days! I'm loving it! Congrats!

Jon and Steph said...

Way to go girl! That's awesome! Okay, I seriously have got to get with it, I have the DVD and have been putting it off. I am a bad shredder ;)

Erin said...

YAY!!!! 1/2 an inch everywhere...awesome! Thaks for sharing your review on it. Keep it up!

BTW...Thanks for the comment...its easy to comment on your blog because you write such fantastic/realy/honest/funny things!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Anonymous said...

You go girl! I'm on day 24 today! I have not skipped one single day. There may have been a few days that I half assed it a bit, but I am so pumped now. My balance has imporoved - I feel great. I'm glad you are doing too. Keep the updates coming. Kick some Jillian butt! Happy Friday!

Mommy In Pink said...

congrats on your progress with the Shred, I too did not focus on weight, but on my measurements, since I was determined to fit into my jeans again pre-baby. The shred was an amazing outlet for that and I loved it!

Good luck to you!

Lindsey said...

YAYAYAYAYA I'm so glad you like it and you are seeing results!! Woohoo!=) You are doing awesome friend!

B.E.A said...

Congrats on sticking with The Shred. I am scared to even start-everyone says it's intense. Anyhoo, I like the weekly blog love. I've added new blogs to my reader each week! :)

Miss Caught Up said...

Okay. HOW AWESOME!! :) That is great that you've found a program that works for you!

Hmmm.. You may actually motivate me to go work out...

Ms. Salti said...

I'm happy to hear you're still alive. I'd cry if you weren't! Keep up the hard work... it's obviously paying off. You're welcome for the award! And I think the Weekly Blog Love is cool. It seems that blogland doesn't have as much traffic on Fridays, so that might be the issue. But I love getting the chance to be introduced to new blogs!

Chic Runner said...

the 30 day shred works! :) Seriously, it's way harder than you think but it gives great results. Glad you are seeing them and I am going to check out this blogger right now and ps don't worry you are on my new link page :)

Amy said...

Shred posts are seriously some of the funniest out there! ESPECIALLY if you're doing it to, so know what it's like!

I found your blog through a search for other "shredding" bloggers. I just started this week and today will be day 4 (if I can fit it in during nap time!).

I set up a Mr Linky on my blog for "Fitness Fridays". I'm hoping it'll be a place for people to share their Shred/exercise journey, tips, advice, etc. It's been fun to read some of the other blog posts from others doing the Shred... I'm not the only one who's hurting! ;)

If you're interested, it's (I posted my measurements this week too... humbling). If not, good luck with the Shred.

Marissa said...

Yay! I'm on day #2 and I love it so far! Sore...but loving it! :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yaay!! that's awesome! i can't wait to try it after the bebe is born=) keep rockin' it girl!

Mommy2lilgems said...

Congrats with the Shred program! Jillian's workouts are tough!

Blog love I think is a great feature, keep it!

Miss E said...

I've loved reading your Twitter updates about it. That's so awesome that you are looking forward to it and having more energy and feeling good! Can't wait to see your final results :)

PS - I've loved your weekly blog love posts. You've picked some really good ones to share. Sometimes it's hard to find new people to read and/or get your own blog out there for others to read. I love getting recommendations! Just my two cents, at least.

Brandi said...

Hi there! Just wanted to drop in and say that I love your blog (which I found through Mrs. Newlywed, BTW). I also like your Blog Love posts!

And good for you, sticking with the Shred for 10 whole days so far! Looks like you've definitely lost some inches & that is fantastic! (PS - I've never done the Shred for more than 2 days in a row. I wonder if *I* would still be alive after 10?!)

SassyEngineer said...

I have heard of the shred, but haven't tried it yet. I might have to thought with all of the rave reviews it is getting.

Also, I love your weekly blog love, and if you like doing it I think you still should!