Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm Shreddin' It Up

I haven't posted on my weight-loss efforts since my birthday!  That might be because I went off track after my birthday!

It's been tough to get going again, but my friend Kim from Homesteader's Heart came up with a great way to get me started.  She started a new blog called The Shred Sisters.  Several ladies (and girls) have joined together on the blog to do Jillian Michaels' 30 day Shred and post about our efforts and results.  We are all different shapes and sizes, different fitness levels, different ages, with different goals, but we are there to help each other!

If you have ever done or are doing The Shred, or even if you're just trying to exercise more, I encourage you to stop by The Shred Sisters.  You'll find ladies inspiring and encouraging each other, confessing their struggles, and laughing a LOT!  You can read my first post there introducing myself and my second post talking about my first couple days of doing the Shred.  I've completed 4 days of Level One now and I'm feeling good!

Unfortunately my weight is way up now for the week.  Every time I have done intense exercise in the past, my weight has gone up.  I don't know if it's some sort of reaction in the muscles trying to recover or if my body just goes into total shock - LOL!  I'm going to try not to be discouraged by that and trust that next week all those pounds will disappear.  I will try to go to WW this Saturday for an official weigh-in (ugh).

Have you ever done the 30 Day Shred?  Have you been exercising lately?  If not, why not get started - if I can do it, YOU can definitely do it!

Have a healthy day,
Lisa  :)


  1. I am soooo glad you are doing this my friend. And don't give up. The scale means nothing it's the inches that we won't gone. And remember muscle weighs more than fat so just keep at it girlie. We are going to look fabulous by Christmas!!!

  2. Definitely your body is in shock and is holding onto anything to feed it afraid you won't, that would be why you are holding onto your weight... I predict next week will be a loss.

    On the Real Me's comment... muscle does not weigh more than fat... it's a myth. Here's an article about it...

  3. Interesting note from knit1kids4 about the body in shock. And I also was recently told that muscle doesn't weight more than fat. but I often have the same problem of my weight going up when I begin a strenuous exercise routine.

    But I'm there with you, Shred Sister! Still at Level 1 but loving (???) every sweaty minute of it!

  4. I think they key here is to do regular exercise that are appropriate to your fitness level of the moment rather than to jump-start with a strenuous routine. Going gradually will help your body to adapt. Doing this while focusing on a healthy diet, and you will surely see the fat melt.

    Thank you for sharing the Shred Sister site. Connecting with others is a wonderful way to stay motivated, and to have fun!


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