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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Day 10 (day 3 / week 2)

Today was a hard day for me to exercise. We spent most of the morning and early afternoon looking at apartments. That's right. We are moving. I have no idea how I am going to exercise on the actual moving days, but I will figure out a way. I have a laptop computer, so I will still be able to update this blog.

Because today was so hectic and all over the place, Logan tried to skip his nap. I spent almost 3 hours trying to get him to take a nap. I normally wouldn't care if he skips a nap, but he was tired so his royalty was showing. I finally got him down at around 3:45pm and started exercising at 4pm. I was also very self conscious because my hubby is here too--I don't like exercising in front of him, especially with a workout that I am not 100% confident in myself with.

I did "Ramp It Up!" again and it was a lot harder today, than it was yesterday. I had a hard time sleeping last night because I woke up every time I moved my arm, because my muscles are sore. I struggled through it today and wanted to quit 1/2 way into it (my socks were choking my toes!) but didn't. I stuck with it, and am happy I did. I would be so disappointed in myself if I didn't.

I still can't do all of the push ups, but can do more than 1/2 of them now, and am still having a very difficult time with those leg kicks that I complained about yesterday. My arms didn't quiver during the yoga portion so that made me smile, although I almost fell over. Note to self--Don't smile and do yoga at the same time. You'll fall over!

I took another before picture and entered my measurements into my Team Beachbody profile (I didn't submit the pic though...I used one from April/08 that I posted here). My measurements are:

Weight: 215 lbs.
Chest: 43-3/4" (with the puppies strapped down lol)
Waist: 41-1/2"
Hips: 47-3/4"

On Feb 1 (30 days from when I started) I will take another picture and re-enter my measurements. At the end of the year, I will post all 12 pictures, so you can see my progress, unless otherwise suggested. I guess I could be embarrassed that I am telling everyone my measurements, but I don't plan to stay this way. Maybe telling the world how big I am, will give someone else confidence they need, to do whatever they need to do, to accomplish a weight goal.

I can do this. I am a star. (so are you!)

4 comments:

Heidi said...

You are a star!! You go girl!!

Melissa Henning said...

Thank you so much Heidi!

Lee-Wilson said...

Hi Melissa!

Very ambitious goal!! You're doing great! Have you ever thought about asking your husband to join in the workout with you? Sure, he might sigh and say something like "real men don't do girly videos," but I have talked my husband into doing workouts with me and it is so fun! Not only is it a bonding time (struggling together and getting through it) but you know that "after work out high" you get when you're finished? Yeah...imagine that with your husband!! Very romance inducing ;) Gets us every time. And hey...thats like 2 workouts in one day!

Melissa Henning said...

lol thanks for the support and suggestion ;). I have asked my hubby if he wanted to exercise with me quite a few times and he always says no. The most I can get him to do is go for walks, so that's better than nothing :). He says he's too tired after work and weekends are for relaxing. He is SUPER skinny and tall and he honestly believes that if he exercises, he will lose weight that he, "can't afford to lose." He is out of shape and doesn't realize that all of his aches and pains are because of it. Someday I'll get into his brain. Someday. :)