Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another Baby Step Toward Fitness....

I took yesterday off from doing the Jillian Michaels Wii thing. I don't like calling it a game, because it's really not that much fun. Anyway, yesterday there was some pain, but nothing like what I experienced last week. So tonight when I got home from work, I did 5 exercises. Yep, I added one more onto what I did last time. It wasn't overly difficult, she just goes so fast that I actually get winded! And I get psyched out because the count starts at 1, not 0. I think I'm done and then I always have another rep to do...sneaky Jillian Michaels. I'll keep plugging away at it and hopefully I'll get the hang of these exercises. I'll probably use the Fit Plus sometimes too because it's a heck of a lot more fun! LOL.

I've been trying to keep unhealthy food out of the house, but then it's super available at work in the vending machines. They've gone mostly healthy now, but there is still chocolate and some potato chips. In case you are wondering, the mixed fruit bowl, not so tasty. I did make it through today with no caffeine. It was a close call because I had money and the Pepsi machine was there. Now if it had been a Coke machine, I would have been in more trouble.

Next week I start my new shift at work. I didn't get the shift I wanted, but I managed to work out that I work only 4 days a week now. The sad part is that 2 of those days I work until midnight. It's not going to be pretty around here. I was supposed to work a third midnight shift, but someone else wanted to trade for their earlier shift and it was worth it to get off one night earlier. Of course, I have to go in earlier too, so it's a toss up. I am thinking that when the little one is in school in September, I'm going to switch back to a day shift. This night stuff is killing me. I don't fall asleep easily when I get home and I'm on an opposite schedule to everyone at home. Then when I do have to get up early, I am definitely not a fun person to be around. (at least that is without copious amounts of chocolate and/or caffeine).

So back to the topic at hand. Tomorrow, no Jillian Michaels. Thursday, Jillian Michaels...I'm going to go with every other day for now and build up from there. Let's see if I survive.


  1. Oh, I know you'll survive! Shift work can be really difficult with weight loss, hey? My hubby works shiftwork. I know I've had an easier time than him being at home all the time now.

  2. I'm glad you have confidence in me :). My hubby is working from home right now and he's constantly underfoot! He's messing up my routines ;) but it's nice to have him around too.

    I'm really looking forward to the fall when Angel is in school because I'm planning/hoping to go back to a day time shift. I think I have enough seniority that I should be able to get it.