To shred, or not to shred...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

So I'm gonna be totally honest. I'm a little irritated with the shred.

I'm not sore. I haven't lost a single pound. Well, let me clarify... I have lost 2 lbs, but I gain them back. But this has nothing to do with the shred. This is just what I do ALL.THE.TIME. It's a vicious cycle.

Seriously. It's just my thing.

I've adjusted my diet and still nothing.

I'm not saying I quit or anything, but last night I went to the gym instead to run my troubles away.

So there.

I ran 1.2 miles. In 16 minutes.

Don't laugh. That's good for me.

And here's how I run - I get on the treadmill, turn on my iPod, and pray that I don't die right there. Because after all, if I do, I have no ID on me and no one would know who I was or how to contact my poor widowed husband.

Then I start running and tell myself I will not quit at least until this song is over. Then when that song is coming to an end, I push myself through just one more song Steph! And as that song is ending and my calves are cramping so bad that I want to throw up, I go for one more song! Just one more! You can do it!! Don't quit!!

And then I quit. And almost throw up. (There's has to be a few more songs in there somwhere...)

It's sick, I know.

A couple years ago I was running 2.5-3 miles a few times a week, but then I stopped. Even that isn't really anything to jump up and down about, but I've kind of always wanted to be a runner.

Joey always said he's never seen a fat runner.

Not that I'm fat, it's just these damn 5 pounds that won't leave! Damn you, 5 pounds!!


Isabelle said...

You have to find what works for you! It's not a question of quitting it's just being smart about training. Have you ever tried plyo?

Aubrey said...

I think the hard part about the shred is that it doesn't change. The 3 levels only cover so many muscles. To truly change our bodies we have to constantly shock them (that's what one of the instructors at the gym said). That is why I love taking classes at the gym. They are always changing so my body is always being pushed in different ways. I too have gotten frustrated with the shred and that is why I've added in doing different videos and different exercises...liking pushing my daughter in her stroller up a huge hill....

By the way, from the pictures I've seen, I don't know where you have 5 pounds to loose. You are so super skinny.

Tina said...

The only reason I'm doing the Shred (besides you MADE do it) :-) is really to jump start me back into exercising again since the baby was born. I like that I can do it at night after everyone's asleep. Plus I'm a total goal-oriented I won't quit till I'm done! But I really want to ride my bike again regularly like I used to and join a gym so I can take different aerobics classes.

Jenster said...

I too have started the treadmill. I was doing the elyptical (sp) but soon there after, my heart rate was up to 170 beats and I got scared. David and I were at Gold's in Austin and he advised me to go use the treadmill. With hesitance, I did and have not stopped. I love it. I can control my heart rate on the treadmill so much easier. ( I think it goes crazy because of my thyroid disease...don't know though). I'm not a fast runner at all and I take it to a pace that works for me but it does work and I love it.

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