Monday, May 4, 2009

42 Day Challenge

My blog friend, Melissa, asked me how the challenge was going and I realized that I hadn't written an update in quite some time. So here goes:

So far it's going pretty good! I'm not going to say GREAT because I haven't been able to work out as much as I would like to. I've lost a total of two pounds (I think I've lost a couple of more pounds though but it's THAT time of the month and I am so unbelieveably bloated) and used two cheats (which by the way were pretty awesome and totally took my cravings of sweet things away!). I've started working out to Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred and I can already tell you that I LOVE IT! It's such an awesome workout and is ONLY 20 MINUTES LONG!!! You cannot BEAT THAT!!! I ordered the DVD on ebay and it took 14 days (grrrrrr..bad seller) for me to FINALLY get it...only to realize that I had it on our U-Verse On Demand this whole time...FOR FREE. Oh well. I'm pretty sore but I love being sore after a workout.

"Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body."

I got that quote from one of my fellow "beauties" and I always recite this quote in my head when my legs, arms, abs, muscles that I don't even know the name of, are killing me.

I haven't had any problems with drinking all of the water that is required of me, or not eating sweets and fried foods. I pretty much stopped eating a lot of fried foods after I had Graham. I was constantly eating salads but pretty much realized that I can't eat salads EVERY DAY either. It does a number on my poor belly.

I pray that my thyroid medication is really helping my metabolism. I will go back to the doctor at the end of the month to have my levels tested again. My doctor told me not to get discouraged if I worked out and ate right but didn't see many results...she said it will take time and lots and lots of hard work. I have to keep telling myself that this is a whole new thing for me and I can't just have the pounds fall off or get toned as easy as I did before the hypothyroidism.

Please pray that I can continue this challenge without getting discouraged. To be honest with you, a lot of times I do get discouraged because it's just NOT as easy as it used to be. I need your prayers. I need your encouragement, your advice. I can't let the devil get into my head and fill it with all of the pessimistic thoughts.

I'm blessed to have all of my "Beauties" and the "Beast". What a great group of people! I only wish I knew them in person!


Jenna said...

Keep up the great positive attitude!

Fellow Beauty,

Kristi said...

Hang in there!! You can do it!! Your great attitude will get you so far, do not be discouraged!! :) Feel free to email me if you need some words of encouragement or just want to vent!!


The Bishop Fam said...

Hey Steph! I think that what you are doing is great and very inspiring. Wish I could do it with ya, but I still have a few months to go. I know how dicouraging it gets when things don't happen as quickly as they did before. Remember I was once a skinny little lady myself. :) Just keep up your positive attitude and your devoted spirit and I know you can acheive anything you aspire in life. You are beautiful no matter what! Take care and I can't wait to see more updates! Jill

Precious Moments said...

thanks for blogging, I am always wondering what the whole story is!! Sometimes when I just get the results I wonder how it is really going.

Glad to hear you are doing well. I just bought that DVD yesterday, so many of yall are doing it so I thought I needed to check it out.

Keep it up, you are doing great!! Tanna

Lucy said...

Stephanie, you are doing GREAT. I am so proud of your positive attitude and dedication. I am absolutely certain that you will succeed with this program b/c that's just how you are. You are driven and and have amazing determination when you set out to do something. You have so many friends rooting you on. You can do it!!