No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
I am a great starter and a poor finisher. I always have the best of intentions, the best motivation, and all the resolve in the world when I start out doing something. And slowly that motivation and resolve fade and I return to my comfortable ways of old. It came to me that I had been trying to lose the same 20 lbs for almost 10 years now! Albeit I have had four kids during that time, I was so frustrated. Something needed to change. I ran through a series of idea..I get up at 5am to run, I'll start p90x and by spring have a six pack, I'll join a boot camp and become a poster woman for the "mom who does it all". And then I paused, prayed, and brought myself back to reality.
Reality is I have a busy life with four kids 6 and under. I have little reason to give up the precious hours of sleep I do get. I am exhausted by days end so promising myself an hour long work out after they are in bed is not realistic. So I decided to start small and make a commitment to myself. Thirty days. The 30 Day Shred.. 25 minutes a day promised to myself. Every day, no excuses, no skipping, no giving up. If I lose weight great, if I lose inches even better but showing myself I can keep a commitment and finish what I started will be the greatest reward.
I have completed day 3 already so that's 1/10th of the way there! I have plans to pack my weights and DVD for Gatlinburg. There will be days I do other exercises and days I will just "shred". But 30 days...no fail.