As I said last week, I decided to participate in a new challenge to help me jumpstart things. My first week was pretty good, but I really struggled with getting a lot of the TurboFire moves. I also pulled my upper back at the end of last week so I needed to take the weekend a little easy. But, I think I still burned quite a few calories setting up, and taking down, a bridal shower I helped throw this weekend.
My cousin is getting married in November and his fiancé is from Chicago, but we threw her a separate Pittsburgh shower. I think everyone had a good time. In the end, it was a really nice weekend with family, new and old!
So, it wasn’t a perfect week in that I didn’t hit all my scheduled workouts and I did enjoy a small piece of that cake, but I’m still feeling awesome. I feel ready to tackle this next week!
Week 1 results:
Weekly loss = -2 pounds.
I lost exactly 2 pounds. I’m happy with that. It is great to see a loss after the last few months I’ve had. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment to really be successful and I know that if I really want it, need it, that I have to put in the work.
That being said – I’m not really happy with my progress with Week 1 of the workouts, partially because I didn’t make them all, let’s be real. So, I am going to repeat the first week. I’m going to do another week of the more introductory workouts because I feel like I need a better foundation before I move to the more advanced workouts. I want to minimize my risk of injury and many of these workouts aren’t made specifically for people who are as overweight as I am, also I’m highly uncoordinated, so I’m altering it. What is great about it is that I can. It is a set of DVDs so if I feel like a didn’t really reap all the benefits that I should have from the introductory week then I can go ahead and repeat it.
There is no shame admitting that you can’t do something perfectly and that you need more time or more work on something. I normally excel at a lot of things, outside of fitness and weight loss, so when I am not doing things perfectly I am really hard on myself, unnecessarily. It is something else I’ve really been working on.
I have this issue where I will try something new, not get it, and then I completely shut down. I form this mental block and become so frustrated with myself. Lately I’ve tried to be kinder to myself. If it is the first time I’m doing something then it is only natural to struggle. It takes time to learn and master things. Hey, it actually took me 7 weeks to figure out the correct move in T25 for speed and agility where it is up center, back center, out, out. If you’ve done the workouts ever you may know what I’m talking about. One thing I loved from the introductory tape of TurboFire was that Chalene Johnson even says something to the effect of: if you don’t get something just try. You don’t burn calories standing around and saying “I can’t do that.” When I don’t get a move and can’t follow along I’ll do the best I can or jog in place watching closely until I can figure out exactly what it is that I’m meant to be doing. My goal is to just not stop, just keep going and do my personal best.
So week 1 back at it and have a 2 pound loss. Feeling good and ready to conquer my workouts and meals this week! How about you?