Monday, July 11, 2011


Alright here we go. I just finished my workout for day 1: Chest and Back and Ab Ripper X. I am pretty sure I am not in good enough shape to do this program. The workout started and before the warm up was over I thought I was going to throw up. I mean cold sweats, turned whiter than a ghost and so dizzy that I didn't think I was standing up anymore. I decided I needed a break at that point and sat down. Chris paused it and waited for me (I almost didn't want him to). After that I really didn't think I was going to make it, but I pushed through and finished the whole video. On some places I could only do 1 push up and other places I didn't even need to use weights because my arms are heavy enough to work me out. It is super hard, but I feel so glad that I made it through the first day. I have heard that the first week is the hardest. Here is my before picture. I am mostly looking to tone up a bit and maybe drop a few pounds. I just want to get in shape. I want muscles to form when I flex. You only get the head on shot because the rest are not super flattering of me.
As for the food. I have decided that we will be tackling the nutrition side as well as the work out. So far the meals seem very big. This morning we had a mushroom omelet. It called for 6 eggs. I barely eat one egg, so that will be a struggle. On top of the bigger portions they let you eat tons of snacks throughout the day (ex. soy nuts, string cheese, cottage cheese, strawberries, nectarines, turkey jerky, etc.) I am really excited to start this crazy program. I am going to keep pushing. Only 89 days left.  

1 comment:

  1. Make sure to drink water! Have a full nalgene at the beginning and an empty one at the end!