Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Picking Myself Up Again

It has been a pretty difficult week, (month, year???) and it is time once again for me to pick myself up, stop being sad and lazy all the time and start eating right.  My surgery is scheduled for September 19th for my laparoscopy (exactly 30 days from yesterday) and I want to be as healthy as possible so I can heal as quickly as possible.  At least that is my own personal thought.

With some encouragement from my sister-in-law telling me about her own fitness goals I decided I needed to get myself going to.  I am going to try a little different approach from my usual gym, run, gym routine and try two things.

1. - track food/calories and exercise (want to be my friend? gossja23)
2. 30 Day Shred - by Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser Trainer) workout DVD

I've heard of a lot of people using this DVD to get a kick start on getting fit and losing some weight.  I don't plan on losing 20 pounds (I think that might be a gimmick) but just to shake things up a little bit from my normal workouts.  Wish me luck!  I took a before picture (very unpleasant) and if I do see any results I will post a before and after when I am done.



Amber said...

Julie! It sounds like you have had a fair number of challenges going on. The post you wrote about your grandfather was beautiful and it made me tear up. He sounded like a special man. How are grandparents so amazing?! I'm so sorry to hear about your loss...

I hope this month brings you some positive things!! I'll be on the fitness schedule soon!

Take care and let me know if I can do anything.

Melissa said...

Oh Julie, you've been on my heart and mind. What a great idea about posting your goals. I am thinking about starting up my own blog, and posting health goals is part of the reason (among infertility, unemployment, career change, etc.). Best of luck to you!

Julie said...

Thanks for the comments!

Amber - yes life has been a little rough lately! I hope I can keep up my motivation. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear about the twins!

Melissa - starting a blog was one of the best thing I have done to help cope with all this crap. I have gotten so much support and motivation to keep moving forward. I definitely think you should start one!

Cheryl said...

I use FitnessPal (not recently .. I'm so bad) and it really disciplines you! I think you'll like it!

Thinking of you always pretty lady... :)