Yesterday was my last official day of doing the The Shred. And save for missing two days due to travel, I did the dang Shred - or as BF likes to call it, the Rage - every single day for the past month. And I didn't change my eating habits because my goal really wasn't to lose weight, it was to get toned and fit and alright, to lose a little bit of weight. What? I'm a girl, I think we're all (unfortunately) born with this predilection!
And what are my results after a month of diligent Shredding? Um, can I complain a little here? Because I gained two pounds. Sure, sure, I know, muscle weighs more than fat and I probably traded in some muscle for fat here - and I know it is not really about the scale but about how clothes fit you that counts. Yes, I am perfectly well aware that I really should feel blessed about my strong healthy body and be nothing but thankful. I know that I really have nothing to complain about. But can I please be indulged for the few minutes you gals spend on my blog today and have my childish whiney-whine?
So how do my clothes fit me? Well uh ... I believe I've out-thighed myself out of almost every single pair of slacks I own. Seriously. I tried on some slacks when I was picking my outfit for my recent trip and literally every single pair fit really tight in the thighs and even kind of tight in the waist. Like ridiculously I-can't-for-sure-wear-them-to-a-meeting-because-I-may-have-to-bend-down-and-my-thighs-could-very-well-Hulk-Hogan-themselves-out-of-the-seams.
Oh Jillian Michaels, you've jump-squatted me out of my clothes!
I expected no miracles here as I didn't change my eating habits, but I did start incorporating 20+ minutes of drenched-self inducing workouts every single day. And I didn't replace other exercises with The Shred because honestly I hadn't been doing anything more strenuous than sitting on my butt and breathing for the past few weeks. And I certaintly didn't lolligag through the exercises either, I really really got into them. I busted my butt for you, lady, every day. I even bought your next two videos so I could continue the daily burn/rage. So all I did was pretty much build some muscle on top of my fat?
So does this mean what I think it means? Does this mean that mini She-Hulk here needs to start adopting some better/lighter/healthier eating habits? Does this mean I need to cut back on consuming three square meals of carbs each day to start seeing more personally positive results? I'm certainly a diet/exercise dummy here, so any advice would be appreciated!
Top: Deletta by Anthropologie pleated yoke
Skirt: Edme & Esyllte by Anthropologie circle the globe (worn here - sim here, pleated here, maxi here)
Earrings: T+J Designs
Outfit inspired by Rachel