How many times have you made a goal – to exercise every day, perhaps, or to stop eating out for 3 months, and then mid-way through you slip up? It can be discouraging when that happens, and many times our first instinct is to think, well, I already had a donut / bought a new shirt / spent a day lazying on the couch instead of working out, so why not just do it again?
The point of all that is that, well, I missed Day 8 (yesterday) of the 30 Day Shred. I know! I am disappointed in myself too. Though I first tried to justify that surely 2 hours of tango (i.e. traveling across the dance floor at the speed of music) will suffice for one day’s exercise allotment, I started hearing Jillian’s voice in my head “that’s a false message of lethargy that does you no favors!” click here
So I’ve decided to do Day 8 & Day 9 of the Shred on, well, the actual Day 9. I finished Day 8 just now, and will be hitting the mat at around 8pm for Day 9. That means I can still say I stayed on the wagon, right? I’ve also decided I’m going to work ahead and finish Friday’s workout on Thursday, so I don’t have to lug a heavy laptop to NYC. Here is my Shredule (get it?) for the week:
Monday (Day 8): Fell off the Shred wagon. No excuses.
Tuesday (Day 9): Make up Day 8 & finish Day 9 workout.
Wednesday (Day 10): Day 10 workout.
Thursday (Day 11): Day 11 & Day 12 workout
Friday (Day 12): No need to worry while I’m in NYC!
Saturday (Day 13): Back on schedule with Day 13.
A reader said that doing the 30-Day Shred is as mental as it is physical. I agree. After missing the workout yesterday, I realized how easy it is to get off track. But I’ve committed to the 30 Day Shred, and I’m going to do 30 workouts in 30 days even if Jillian kills me. Setbacks shouldn’t mean that we should let go of our big goals, if anything, the victory will be all the sweeter having had – and overcome – these setbacks.
At least that’s what I’ll be telling myself over the next 22 Shred workouts!