Pain. Much pain.
I think today was the worst. I am very sore, and that makes some of the movements rather difficult. I really, really did not want to do today’s workout. Not one bit. But I completed the entire 30 minutes, only pausing a few times to catch my breath. But this is seriously hard. I know it will pay off, but you gotta push through the pain. And I am pushing!
I have to say, the cardio is getting easier, but things like the jump rope…I just cannot do. 1. because I live in an apartment, and 2. because it is too hard on my knee and IT band. So I have modified it a bit. I still swing my arms, and sort of jog in place for that. Hopefully in a few weeks I can do that full movement.
This sucks, but I am not giving up. It hurts during the 30 minutes I am moving, but after about an hour or so my body is full of this energy, and it feels awesome. That is when I am glad that I am doing this. That is the moment when I am proud to be doing something for me.
I watched the level 2, just to ya know…see what was next. And holy crap. At first I thought it looked easier…but then Jillian started to do these crazy moves. I thought my body needed a challenge, and it will certainly get one with level 2! But that is next month. I have decided that each level is to be 30 days. That is the plan anyway. Next week I will be getting the key to the gym in my apartment building where I can do some more cardio on the
dreadmill, er…treadmill and eliptical.
Time for some fuel, a few chores and then hit the shower before The Amazing Jeff gets home! I am leaning towards Chicken Marsala for dinner tonight. Homemade even!
Have you started a weight loss journey recently? How is it going? What keeps you motivated to stick with it every day?