Ah I have officially started! Last night I tried to prepare as much as I possibly could for the workout this morning. And I actually managed to force myself to get up at 5:30 to do workout 1. I absolutely hate mornings and literally usually give myself like 20 minutes to get ready in the morning, so getting up at 5:30 is a huge step for me. And I’m so glad that I did. I haven’t worked out in such a long time, it was rough, but it wasn’t so hard that I felt that I couldn’t do it, or catch up, or that I was to fat or out of shape for this. It was manageable while still being hard, which is such a great thing for over weight beginners like me! Plus it was only 30 minutes long, which let me workout and still have time to get ready for work! But in the future I’m going to try to wake up a half an hour earlier just so I have some more time, to take for myself in the morning!
I also gave up pop again starting today, and all fake sugars. I was amazed by how much energy I had, and how little I needed pop of caffeine. I had energy all day long, which I never have even when I load myself full of caffeine. I had a coffee, but really I only needed that to get rid of the caffeine headache. And I drank 4 bottles of water! I almost never drink water, so not only did I have energy, didn’t drink pop or even want one. I was drinking water! And everytime I though I was hungry I would drink water, and for the most part it would help prevent me from eating. Which helped a lot. I also went down to the 1200 calories that Jillian suggested. I was super nervous going down that low, since I never have before. But it wasn’t bad at all! I ate every four hours, and drank water in between. And I ate exactly 1200 calories. I wasn’t hungry, I didn’t feel deprived, and after eating I was actually full. It’s good to feel confident that I can do it!
Also with the first week Jillian has a jumpstart your metabolim for the first week plan. With that you can do the normal workouts and add the cardio workout as well. So after work I came home and did the cardio workout. What? Yes I did TWO workouts in one day! I don’t think that’s something I’ve ever done before, even when I was an athlete. And if I didn’t workout before work and feel the way I did because of it, I don’t know if I would have. And boy is the cardio workout hardd. It was like ten times harder then this mornings. It definitely showed me how out of shape I am and made me feel sore instantly. But I did it! I made it through the entire workout, and I know that ultimately I will get better and stronger and it’ll be easier, that it’s part of the process and that this is what I need to do to get to where I want to be. Jillian’s positive words and forcing people to dance off during some of the moves definitely made it more enjoyable.
Overall today was a total success and I can’t wait for the next 89 days and the progress I’m going to make! I hope I have this amazing energy every day for forever, it’s amazing!
Till tomorrow :]