30 Day Shred: Week 1

Naptime Momtog

So along with so many other fine blogging ladies, I’ve jumped the joywagon of shred. I know it’s the 2nd (I’m a little late on this, but I worked out yesterday (strength training) and today (running), so starting on the third day I won’t be too behind, right?

No, I’m not overweight. But I’m not strong, either. And I want to be strong. I want to feel like I can make it across the parking lot with Carter’s car seat in tow without feeling dead by the time I get into the grocery store. I want to reclaim feeling like my body is my own — I’m plagued with constant newsflashes from my postpartum bod. Hair loss in handfuls? Check. First-time freckles in the sun? Check. Hormonal acne? Gotcha. So, here goes relearning myself. And I’ve always found that exercising is one great way to do that.

No, I didn't eat that burger. Or did I?

Starting Stats:

Height: 5’6″

Weight: 132 lbs


Arms: (R) 10 1/2″ (L) 10 3/4″

Upper Thighs: (R) 21″ (L) 21″

Upper waist (smallest part): 28 1/4″

Lower waist (at belly button): 33″

Hips (biggest part): 36 1/4

Goals for the Week:

Eat a salad every day

Strength train (in addition to video) twice

Run (in addition to video) twice

Drink 8 glasses of water a day (I’m bad at this)

Do not eat all of the cupcakes I bake, even if there is just one left, and even if it looks lonely.

16 thoughts on “30 Day Shred: Week 1”

  1. Good luck! I am so excited to be doing this because as you can see from my before pics I am not in shape at all! I still baby belly… but it’s not baby weight. I’ve always had this problem but I am bound and determined to fix it so I don’t have it anymore. So thanks for being there to keep me accountable and encourage me throughout the next month! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You too! I’m really excited that all these other ladies are out there with me. I’ll have someone to curse to (and get stronger with!)

  2. so excited we are all doing this. Im glad I can read everyones stories and see Im not the only one with body image issues whether it be weight, muscle, toning, etc, doesnt matter, we are all in it together.

    Good Luck today with your workout! (i know my arms feel like jello today lol)

    [sweet life of a southern wife]

    1. It’s great — I keep checking my blog feed to see if anyone is updating about their workouts, ha! Can’t wait to see results for everyone.

      Jello does not even cover my arms. Ow!

  3. Hahaha…I think you look great! And I would’ve totally eaten that entire burger…that’s why we’re doing the 30 Day Shred right!? I’m with you though…I’m not overweight, but it doesn’t mean that I’m in shape! I want to be able to get through one of these workouts without my heart feeling like it’s going to explode! Oh, and a 6 pack wouldn’t be half bed either. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Haha it was SO MEAN that my husband and brother-in-law ran to get burgers right after I did the first video. I swear he’s trying to test me. But, have to say, after working out that hard, the LAST thing you want is a burger.

      Yeah — I’m determined to get to level 2 comfortably by the end of next week. Take that, exploding heart.

  4. I’m a new follower and also linking up with my own 30 Day Shred! I started on May 30th and you can find my before pics and updates on my blog.

    Looking forward to sharing our progress!

    1. Hello! So glad to have you on board — sounds like you are busy doing all sorts of work outs! I’m following you back, Phat Mama ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. First of all, you look awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ It sounds like you are well on your way to loving yourself again. That’s what my goal is too! Ever since I was a little girl, I never really loved my body. I told myself, if everyone else is doing it, I can too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck and I’m looking forward to following your progress!

    1. Thanks! I totally love my body — I just feel like I’ve neglected it for a while! I’m thinking exercise = TLC for mah bod. Good luck with your next work out!

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