Hey all of you Shredders!! We’re in Day 3 of Shred the Second! How are you doing? I don’t know why but I am WAY more sore this time! Anyway, today we have another Shredding newbie’s thoughts for you! Tirah has volunteered to tell us about herself and give us her thoughts on Day 3. Enjoy!
My name is Tirah and I am a 23 year old Medical Assistant. I have struggled with weight issues as long as I can remember. My Mom always told me I wasn’t thin enough so in 7th grade I decided to stop eating. She never even questioned why I wasn’t eating and when anyone did I told them I had made the decision to stop eating meat.
In 10th grade I met a wonderful man who made me realize the stupidity of what I was doing to myself. I started eating again and realized that food tasted REALLY GOOD. Then I married this wonderful man and started working 2 jobs. About 8 months later I quit my second job and then the weight started adding up; I gained 40 pounds in 2 ½ years. (40 pounds?? Some women don’t even gain that in their entire pregnancy!)
I have finally decided to take a healthy control over my life with the help of SparkPeople. My family started a biggest loser competition on May 1st and I would like to lose those 40 extra pounds by the competition’s end on November 1st. I also came across The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. When I saw they were looking for guest posters I emailed Christy to see if they would consider me. I was thrilled when she asked me to do the day 3 post because now I am being held accountable by someone other than me (and all that money I could win from the competition!).
And while I’m being held accountable can I just say that Day 3 of Shredding kicked my butt! I woke up early this morning to exercise before work instead of after because I wanted to give you all something to read during the day. I am writing this at work barley able to keep my eyes open. It actually hurts to sit down; I didn’t think that was possible.
I am not sure if Day 3 was so hard because I did it at a different time than normal or what. The push ups were harder, the squats were harder and towards the end of the anterior raises with side lunges I had to stop lifting the weights to my eyes because I thought my arms were going to fall off. I sweat like crazy each work out and I definitely feel it. My arms are sore. My legs are very sore. I notice it all day every day since I started Shredding. But I like this sore feeling because I know that it means it is actually working.
I know it is hard work everybody but we CAN do this together! Tell me how you are doing and/or if you noticed some of the same challenges that I have. Most importantly: keep it up!