Tuesday, September 14, 2010

30-Day Shred (Day 1)

So, tonight was Day 1 of the 30-day Shred, as per Syl @ Live, Smile, Run's challenge, even if I'm joining late!

Here are my "before" photos, taken (begrudgingly) by my younger sister, who is currently deep into packing for tomorrow's move into her first apartment ever (she starts college at UC next week), as you can see from the packed boxes all over the photos:

I know I have a long way to go, and I'm looking forward to seeing the changes, but just let me say that I am really proud of how far I've come. I know I've been plateaued for almost a year now in my weight-loss journey, but that's not to say that this past year hasn't been full of many new, exciting things and many stresses that could have led me to regain the weight and go back on the progress I'd made. While I haven't lost a lot more weight, I did go from being a "Couch" to a 5k to a more than 5k runner (jogger), and I went from a single, college undergrad who still needed to write a thesis and get a plan to a college grad, who is preparing for exciting possibilities both this coming year in France and next year in grad school and who is in a supportive, awesome relationship with a fabulous guy. Not really at a plateau in the rest-of-life department, I don't think. That said, here's to the rest of the Shred, something I think I can keep up in France! Woo! I'll admit that Day One was harder than I'd thought, but that means I can only get better from here! Stay tuned for tomorrow's weigh-in...


Lynz said...

Congrats on starting the Shred... and you have more guts than me. I NEVER take pictures.... Now I wish I had when I started this whole thing, however I still have yet to take a pic.

Good luck on things, let me know what you think of it. I still do a day or two here and there as filler and to change things up.

Nicky said...

Yeah, I wish I'd taken a photo when I started all this back in June 2009! So far, my quads hurt SOOO bad. The squats have been REALLY killer, but hopefully that'll change!