I have created a new me and I am more than happy about it.
At the end of April I finished my student teaching. After all the stress had died down and after I was feeling relief from being done I started to notice something about myself. I was extremely lethargic, was not fitting into any of my clothes, my face was suddenly looking very fat, I looked terrible in a swimsuit and I was eating way too much. I realized that I needed to do something about it and fast.
During my student teaching, my Kindergarten site teacher gave me a video called the "Thirty Day Shred" by Jillian Micheals (the trainer off of the biggest loser). I figured I would try this because the workouts are only twenty minutes and I figured I could easily do that. So I started the second week of may and I was so sore after the first day that I didn't think I would be able to do it anymore but I continued. I was shocked when I noticed just after two weeks that I had lost five pounds and had lost almost a pant size. I love seeing results like that.
I have continued with it and am now doing the harder workouts. I can now do up pants that I haven't worn since before I was married (I would never wear them out in public because my fat is bulging over, but I can do them up) and my love handles have been diminished to almost nothing. I am almost down ten pounds and I have added running in with my workouts three days a week. I am going on my fourth week and I am amazed that I have already seen these results. The best part is that I am looking better in a swimsuit (thank goodness for that haha).
I hate working out but when I know that I am getting results and I have way more energy than I have had in a long time, I push through it and I am learning to love it. My goal is to do the workouts until I start my new job in August (more on that later) and then I will just continue to run to keep me at a healthy weight.
Go buy the Thirty Day Shred if you want a fast, effective workout. You will not regret it.*
* I should get money for promoting her. So many people have started this workout because they have seen the results I have had.