Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weighing in: Wake up call

Move that body: 20-minute treadmill workout4

I don’t want to say it. I really don’t but I think I have to.

I think I need to start waking up to someone new. I know, I know. Mark is such a nice guy. He washes the dishes and he rubs my feet and he doesn’t hit me when I scream at him that “in fact, no, I don’t want a figging hug.”

But sometimes you just have to admit when things aren’t working. and they aren’t. I need a change.


Of the Jillian variety.

I’ve promised myself countless times over the past 10 weeks (the 10 weeks since I got the OK to workout) that I would get into some sort of strength routine and each time I’ve disappointed myself. I’ve been able to make myself feel better by bringing out the new mommy card but with Miles sleeping much better, getting up just once in the middle of the night, I don’t think it’s going to fly much longer.

It’s time to get up early, like early early, and get things moving. My body. My weight loss (which, by the way, was flat this week).

I know it’s going to be tough to set that alarm for 5 a.m. It’s going to be even tougher to listen to Jillian. I’m going to need help. From Mark. From Miles.

From you.

Y’all are always such a good support so leave me some encouraging words or call me at 5:10 and tell me to get out of bed. Or, you could join me in a challenge. Complete a strength routine twice a week each week in November and let me know how you’re doing. Maybe, just maybe, we could have a prize at the end.

Thoughts? What is your favorite strength routine?


  1. 30 Day Shred is by far my favorite... And I'm game for the challenge in November. I can commit to doing the Shred 2 times a week. I mean, come on, last year I did the Shred 60 days straight... surely 8 days in a month isn't that big of a deal, right?

    You are awesome though... While you haven't gotten into a strength routine, you have gotten back into a "normal" routine faster than most women who have given birth (that I know personally anyhow).

    And if you want me to call you at 5:10 and yell at you, just tell me... I have to get up around then to go to work...

  2. I will take your challenge on. Over the past few months I have become anemic. I seriously have no energy and the last time I can remember being this tired was when I was pregnant. So my work outs have been put on the back burner in favor of more sleep. I haven't put on a pair of workout clothes in almost 2 months. It's bad. So here goes nothing. My workout will start tomorrow- i'll let you know :) lol

  3. I'm in on your challenge! I've just in October started going to a full body strength class, after FOREVER telling myself I would start and then not starting (it's amazing what forking over a litte $ does for my motivation). I am so LOVING it (which kind of surprised me). I'm willing to toss a little Jillian in there once a week to make it interesting :)

  4. I'll do the challenge with you! I am also slacking on the weight training. I do think however, that carrying around an 11 lb baby should count for something. :-)

    I love to hate the 30 Day Shred. I can already feel the soreness.

    Welcome to the 5am club! You'll get used to it, promise! You may not like it, but eventually you get used to it. I get up that time every day.

  5. I'm in on the challenge. I can do the Shred 2 times a week in November. I NEED some strength training! I can't say it will be in the morning, since I'm a school teacher (with morning duties), but I'll get it in during the day sometime.

  6. I am totally on for the strength challenge. I am horrible at lifting and always choose cardio over it. I need some inspiration too!!!

  7. I need to get back in a routine and the class I love at the gym is at 5:30 am so I feel your pain. I'll take the challenge hopefully it will give me some motivation to get out of my comfy bed in the morning.

  8. I would love to get in on this challenge! I am seriously slacking on strength training. I have the 30 Day Shred. Granted, after the first day that I do it, I usually can't walk normally for several days or sit on the toilet, but it's worth it, right?

  9. I think I should take part in this challenge. I am going to PT right now and they told me that while running is great I need to focus on some more stretching and strength training to prevent further injury. Apparently my muscles are a mess, and at this point I am willing to do anything to avoid calf scraping in the future!

    I know its difficult to get back into the whole fitness thing after having a baby but I think you are doing fantastic!

  10. You can count me in too, I'll commit to doing 2 weight sessions per week :)

    What a great idea :)

  11. I love this idea! I am such a bum about strength /lifting. Would yoga count? Btw, you have been very inspiring to me - I know it's not easy balancing a baby with exercise (and everything else!) but you've done an excellent job with it!

  12. I've been doing "the New Rules of Lifting for Women" and it's AWESOME! weight lifting 3 times a week, and I have lost 13 inches since starting! Great workout plan!

  13. I was up at 5:10 today for work - could have called you - couldn't have joined you :)

    I think it sounds like a VERY good challenge.

    I know you can do it - heck, you'll do it with flying colors! Good luck!

  14. Girl, you have got this! Everytime the alarm goes off at that dreaful hour (I know, because I do it too!) just remember that you are making progress towards your goals and that the early wake up call is so WORTH it!

  15. Girl I love Jillian and I need to get back into my workouts with her, too. GREAT idea!! :0) You totally got this!!

  16. Hi! I am a first time poster. I LOVE the machines at my gym. I will check their names next time, but I use them to work on my core, arms and sides (I am a runner too, so my legs are strong but my upper body is soft as jello). Every time I use the equipments I just wish I had them at home, as my gym is 25min away from our house. I would love to take part in the challenge!