Back on the Insanity train

Per the new routine I set for myself yesterday, I (finally) worked out tonight! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a good workout, aside for a couple of short runs. And it showed.

I put Insanity in the DVD player (I don’t believe in starting small!) and within 90 seconds, I thought I was going to pass out. Fifteen minutes in, my pulse was beating so hard in my head, I thought I might explode. Twenty-five minutes in, I was modifying the heck out of the workout in order to stay coherent. But 40 minutes in, I had done it!

And here is proof:

Running mascara, shirt dripping sweat, blotchy red skin…I am not, by a long shot, one of those lucky women who look positively glowing post-workout. I firmly believe the uglier you look when you’re done, the better you did. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

And here’s my embarrassing confession and word of advice: If you can wear a shirt to exercise in, you CANNOT wear it to work. Even when you’re running on only four hours of sleep. Yes, I wore that pink shirt to work today. Never again, I promise.

I am too exhausted to write anymore, so I’ll leave you with some inspiration I found on Pinterest (I LOVE that web site!):

 

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About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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