Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Week One Of Workouts: My Get-Butt-In-Shape Journey

Me and Adam.
Notice his "just woke up from bed" eyes.

It's been one week since me and hubby started mixed martial arts and adult fitness classes.  As if that wasn't grueling enough, we also attended family fitness class on Saturday.  Don't think we didn't drag some of our kids aboard the Suffer Train on Saturday....at 10 am, nonetheless.  Granted, only three out of six went with us but that's a start.

If you read my first post of my workout journey, you'd know I cried on day one and hubby darn near did on day two.  We both sweat like stuck pigs on day three but learned some pretty neat ground fighting moves.  I'm not Rambo by any means but at least I know a few tricks if I'm ever in a brawl with someone.  Pansy that I am though, I went home and threw up.

The second fitness class, which was day four altogether for us, was brutal.  I've never done P90X or Insanity but I've seen the commercials and I imagine that's the kind of exercises we did.  I barely made it out the door before I had a mental breakdown, and cried like a little girl again.

Saturday was family fitness and it was the most enjoyable for me.  My kids were great motivators and they trudged right along with me.  We were all ready to drop to the floor by the time it was done but we were proud of ourselves.

At the end of the week Jason has lost six pounds.  I've lost nada, zero, zilch.  Stupid scale.  I honestly believe part of it has to do with my very poor digestive system but I won't gross you out with those details.

Allyson and Jason

Now this is the part where I tell you I'm a quitter.  After five days of high intensity workouts, several tears and horrible nightmares, I had a talk with my husband.  I want to continue on this "Get In Shape While Wanting To Slice Your Wrists" journey but I can't do it five days a week. 

I don't want to give up and will not completely.  I'm just not going to do mixed martial arts for now.  I'll continue to attend adult fitness and family fitness classes.  During the nights that I don't go to classes I'll be doing medium intensity workouts in my own home.  So I'm just a semi-sorta quitter. 


Masshole Mommy said...

Five days a week is too much -no wonder you got burnt out, but at least you're not quitting all together. The scale will budge - I promise. Are you drinking lots and LOTS of water? That usually helps to flush the fat cells out of your body!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

5 days a week is VERY hard my dear your not a quitter. I'm trying my best to do 3 days a week and that is just my Jillian Micheal's Kettlebell work out that is 20 minutes. You my dear lasted long then I did. You'll find the right one for you!

Keep it up sweets!

Shannon said...

I agree, 5 days is a lot and it probably too big of a bite to chew. I would start with 3 days - maybe 2 days of classes and then one day during the weekend. Keep the weekend one fun...like a hike or bike ride during with the family. Ice Skating. Anything that gets you moving. Focus on getting stronger, not losing weight. I lose weight soooooooo slowly that if I were to focus on it I would have been so discouraged and given up. Also, for me, it helps to take my measurements (bust, natural waist, stomach, hips, thighs, arms) and see the inches lost there. And remember 15-20 minutes is better than nothing, so don't beat yourself up if you can't do more than that. And lastly, nutrition is 70% of weight loss. I started using My Fitness Pal to help track my calories. A food journal really does help. Sometimes I eat things without realizing it. And having kids in the house makes it worse because I eat their snacks. But keep at it!! When I started, I hated it for the first 4 weeks. Then I kind of had a breakthrough and I am stronger than I've been in a loooooong time. :)

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

The thing about exercise is if you're not use to it and you throw yourself into it the way you and hubby did, it's truly a SHOCK to the body! So much so that it can ultimately be unhealthy and dangerous, so I think you did the right thing by stopping and choosing to go slower.

As much as I'm an all-or-nothing kind of girl myself, I know exercise is something you've got to build up endurance for.

Start off slow; just make sure your active at least a little bit each day and gradually up things as you go :)

You'll get there! I agree with everyone else; just keep up the good work ^.^

Heather! said...

It's better to be realistic about what you can and WILL stick with. Smart of you to cut back and dedicate yourself to one class or two classes and drop what you don't love or aren't ready for. And those classes will help you establish the fitness you need to tackle the other one when you're ready for it! We're all still proud of you!!