It Burns!


One of the things I have definitely let slide this year is my fitness. I only ran a handful of times, definitely did not go hiking as much as I was originally planning (and wanting), and only hayed once. My only real saving grace in the fitness department was riding my horse at least 3 times a week and going on walks. I definitely did not push myself to my limits, but I am starting to make a change in that department. My current fitness schedule is looking like this: Gym on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings with the husband. And then starting today, I am doing Jillian’s 30 Day Shred. I plan on doing that on my off days from the gym: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In between all this, I still plan on riding my pony at least twice a week (I start slacking off and giving her more time off in the winter mostly because I am a big baby when it comes to the cold! Especially riding in a leather saddle… I am afraid my butt is just going to freeze off). 


So this morning was my first time in over a year doing Jillian’s 30 Day Shred… and boy, am I feeling it already. It is a nice feeling and exhausting feeling all at the same time. By the end of the work out, my 2 pound weights felt like they were 20 pounds and my legs had turned into noodles. Definitely out of shape! I am planning on doing level 1 for the next 2 weeks and then working up to level 2. Hoping by the end of December I will be gutsy enough to at least try the dreaded level 3… we shall see!

Not much else is going on my life right now… been kicking butt in school for the most part. So far I have aced all my exams and I am feeling pretty good about that. Been watching a lot of football (my friend has converted me into a fan! And I pretty much understand things for the most part… even though I still say stupid things like “They were in the touchdown zone!” instead of saying “end zone” Oh well. Close enough!). I have become a Broncos fan because 1.) there mascot is a horse and 2.) my husband is from Colorado so it is nice rooting with him! 

ImageYes, I even painted my nails Bronco colors! Hopefully it gives them luck on one of their hardest games coming up this Sunday! Now you really can’t watch Football with friends without having snacky options and I have been doing fairly well offering pretty healthy snacks including a Skinny Queso Dip, a Greek yogurt ranch dip for broccoli and carrots, turkey chili with homemade cornbread, and this coming Sunday I plan on making easy low calorie mozzarella sticks! Stay tune for recipes because I am sure there are other football fans wanting yummy healthy suggestions.

First weigh-in on this re-motivation train is on Friday! Here is to hopefully a successful week! 



3 thoughts on “It Burns!

  1. Your workout schedule sounds almost like mine – 3 days of the gym but for me that’s racquetball. On the off days I’m doing Jillian, too, like 3 days a week. Ripped in 30 is the same type of thing as 30 Day Shred except that now there are 4 levels instead of 3. I gotta say, level 2 killed me yesterday.
    Glad to hear your exams went well. Football, eh? I’m rooting for our home team, the Seahawks. They’re 9-1 this season which is pretty unheard of for them. I don’t watch the games, though. Not until the Superbowl! :p

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