Day 1 Revisited

So today was my first “official” day doing the Blissdom 30 Day Slim Down Challenge.  And, I use the term “doing” loosely…

The Exercise

 

I’m not gonna lie:  I was about 60% “Crap, I have to do this now because other people know…” and 40% “I’m excited to get my energy and my body back!!!!”  I’m not a fan of exercise, at least not weight lifting, hard core, it’s my life exercise.  So, I was kind of scared…

I kicked it off by doing what I love to do to get a bit of movement going and get my heart rate up:  Just Dance 3 with Babydoll!  OK, I don’t do it as often as I’d like, but I think dancing with the Wii is one of my favorite things to do.

Then I set out to do Day 1’s videos.  I’ll admit, a few minutes into “Interval Boot Camp”, I wasn’t likin’ Suzanne too much…  And, I couldn’t do the entire rotation of each exercise.  I felt like a loser.

Then, I remembered, every journey begins with a single step.  Done to death?  Sure, but it made me realize that even if I could only do a small portion of the exercises right now, at least I was doing something.  I’m not in the shape that Suzanne is in, so it stands to reason that I can’t do everything.

I tried to keep moving, though, and tried to push myself a little farther each time.  My muscles did shake, and I do feel phenomenal right now.  I forgot how good that feeling is.  How happy you feel.

I’d also like to start walking the dog.  Like more than to the end of the court and back.  I’m not so committed that I’m going to walk him rain or shine {he’s really hairy, and he’ll get matted, and I’m just not going there-plus I don’t like the rain}, but I’d like to take him on longer walks.  It’ll be good for both of us.

The Food

 

It’s grocery store time, so I didn’t eat so hot today.  Plus I’m PMSing.  We did head to Walmart for a couple of things, though, and I bought some Skinny Cow ice cream items instead of my usual Ben & Jerry’s and Symphony bar.

I don’t do the whole “it tastes just like ice cream but it’s fruit and cocoa” thing, but I will do Skinny Cow.  Love that stuff.  I also plan to include more vegetables, fruit, and whole foods into our meals.

Day 2 should be interesting…