Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It Just Got Serious

I've been kind of dancing around the whole idea of working out for a while now. I do it for a day or when I'm lucky a few more and then forget or slack off the next day and decide that I've already messed up the whole routine so what's one more day and one more day and one more day and so on going to matter. I'm sure you can see where I go wrong. I cannot seem to commit for the life of me to working out. Even though both mentally and physically I am screaming at myself to get in better shape!

The last time I posted about working out a friend of mine said we should do it together. I jumped on the idea. It sounded fun. I liked the idea of a regular workout buddy. Mostly I was excited about the company and someone to make sure that I actually worked out when I said I would.

I am now looking at the whole idea of a work out buddy differently.

I think I really understand it now. Where before I went into this whole thing thinking that it would just be fun to have someone to work out with I now realize the importance, for me specifically at least, of having someone to work out with. I need someone to hold me accountable during my workout. Just having someone doing the work out with me is enough to make me push myself that much harder. Plus it was really was fun having someone to work out with too.

We started big. Or at least big for me and my non-working out status. We began the Couch2-5K Workout. And then followed up with the 30 Day Shred.

Can I tell you all a secret? My legs are still shaking. Still. Right now. Twelve hours later. When I had to lift Preston into his car seat afterwards to head home, I literally almost collapsed.

How about another secret? If I hadn't been working out alongside Jaidean, I'm not sure that I would have finished the Couch2-5K workout. I might have. But with Preston being as cranky and whiny as he was I probably would have just climbed off the treadmill and called it a day. But I can guarantee without a doubt that if I hadn't had a work out buddy I sure as shit would have turned that damn 30 Day Shred off well before it was over! And while doing so I would have told Jillian Michaels where her and her perfect abs and ridiculously difficult TWENTY minute workout could shove it. Looks like having a work out buddy really is going to get me to push myself.

Since I'm telling you all these secrets, I might as well tell you one more. I'm actually looking forward to doing it all over again! I kind of loved it. As much as I hated it in the moment and cursed all things work out related. I love that I can still feel the burn now because to me that says that I did something right. Plus I've always had some serious jogger envy and I feel like today I kind of showed myself that I really could be a jogger at the end of the Couch2-5K. One with perfect abs too I might add, courtesy of the Shred.

We're doing it all over again on Friday and if I survive I'll be sure to let you know if it's as much fun the second time around. Either way I'm going to stick with it this time. It's time to get serious about getting in shape. It's all about getting in shape and has nothing to do with an overwhelming urge to show Miss Jillian Michaels that I can handle her damn Shred!


Unknown said...

Glad you're enjoying it! {well not the soreness part} That's so great that you have some one to work out with too...I'm jealous! My older sister did the couch2-5K last year and even ran a 10K! She pretty much stopped running in the winter though, so she too has started it this week. Do you have a treadmill at your house, or did you guys bring Preston to the gym? Good luck with it all!

Ms. Diva said...

My sister did the C25K and is now training for a half marathon!! Honey and I are doing the C25K and she is on week 8 and I just fininshed week three! I actually did a fist pump when I fininshed day one week one!!!!
Keep going!!! :)

Jaidean said... this! I packed my workout bag to workout at lunch hour like I normally do on work days last night (and very obvious now I do not work out hard enough) and then when I left for work this morning didn't even bother grabbing it b/c there is no way I would be able to do anything today - man, I am out of shape!

Holly said...

Great job Kim! I am glad you took the first step and actually did what you wanted to do. Starting it is half the battle, the second half is just to keep doing it.

I love feeling sore! I have been sore just about every day for 3 weeks! I am already seeing results. I look more toned and FEEL incredible!

Keep it up! I will run with you any time. I want to be a runner myself. I started running at the gym and when school is out I plan to run outside everyday. I just want to feel that "high" that I have heard avid runners talk about. It sounds incredible.

Aleta said...

I SOOOO related to the first part of your blog post. OMG, I could have written that.

But for me, I can't work out with anyone in the room. I've tried that before, but I feel too self conscious.

That said... Greg and I have a system going that we started this week. He goes to the park to walk because he's more of an outdoorsy person. And I have been working out to video tapes when he leaves. We both get exercise in. The second day I did the tapes, I thought my legs were going to collapse under me, so I understand the other part of your blog post too.

We can do this!!! You with a buddy and me by myself, but through the Internet, we can support one another - YEAH!!

Jolene said...

You're a wild woman Kim, keep up the good work!!!