Day 3: Giving Up

Last night was day 3 of Zone 360 and it was so hard.  If you recall, I texted Melissa to find out what to expect in class because my legs were killing me.  The “surprise” definitely was NOT ice cream sundaes but an evening of legs.  I put forth 100% and got through the brutal work out which consisted of 120 squats, 100 meters of lunges, 120 twists with a medicine ball,  60 jumping jacks with a medicine ball up and down, plus many more stations.

I left class feeling accomplished but so exhausted that it was difficult to drive home.  When I got in, I had to climb a flight of stairs which were almost impossible to get up.  All I could do was take Tylenol and lay down because anything else was too painful.  Then I remembered I still had a lot to do before I could relax.  Cooking and preparing food!

I’m so sick and tired of preparing my meals and I don’t think I can look at grilled chicken for the rest of my life.  (…and it’s only been 5 days!)  I want to be able to leave my home w/ a granola bar or something quick instead of making eggs, turkey sausage and toast while my dog gives me the death stare because I’m not sharing.

It is very important to me that I am honest with you.  I do have my good days and my bad days.  Last night and this morning were definitely bad.  I cried for the first time because I wanted to give up.  I am physically drained and so over preparing all these meals!  I want to walk like a normal person and be able to walk down stairs without considering sitting on my butt and sliding down like when I was 5.

I have another class tonight and saw burpees on the schedule.  I don’t know if you’ve ever attempted burpees but the thought of doing one right now makes me want to vomit.  I’m having an “i want to give up” day and hoping just to get through one more class this week and take a break.

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12 thoughts on “Day 3: Giving Up

  1. I am so very proud of you!!!! Think of Jillian from the Biggest Loser screaming in your ear :). I’m so glad you are sharing the good days and the bad. It will truly help anyone else going through the same challenge and let them know it happens :). Hang in there. Xoxo

  2. Never give up on your worst day. A good night’s rest always makes things look a little better (hot showers don’t hurt).
    Make some foods in advance that are quick to cook when you need them. I like to bake eggs in muffin tins and freeze them so when I get up in the morning, they just need microwaved and I can have a breakfast sandwich on-the-go.
    You want this so much and I know you can achieve it!

  3. After a few more weeks of working out hard the soreness won’t be as bad and you’ll be able to get up and down stairs like someone whose NOT 90 years old (trust me). It just takes time! I’m the same way-I want instant results and gratification and tend to get discouraged when I don’t see 10 pounds less on the scale in a week. Stick with it!! You’re giving me inspiration to keep going =) Also try skinnytaste.com and eat-yourself-thin.com for easy and healthy recipes!!

  4. Hey Liz! I was just reading your blog. You are an inspiration!! I’ve always been impressed with your determination and I know that once you put your mind to meeting your goals you will accomplish them! I wish I lived closer to you and I would be right in there with ya! Keep going strong and stay focused! You go girl!!!

  5. Hey Liz! What an inspiration you are! I’m working on getting fit and healthy for the first time since high school. Today was one of my bad days. I was dreading working out all day. Then, on the way home, I really wanted to call my husband and see if he wanted pizza and wings for dinner. I miss convenience foods a lot! It can be so hard sometimes but I know that soon healthy eating and exercise will be a habit and maybe less of a chore.
    Thanks so much for sharing your story.

  6. One day at a time is all you need to focus on. And remember this is a lifestyle change so it’s something that you will learn to incorporate into your life. The preparation is a key part of your success and eventually it will become a part of your routine. The soreness you feel will minimize the longer you do this and the stronger your muscles get. Stay focused and enjoy the benefits of what good health will do for you mentally and physically. You will be stronger and happier than you’ve ever been and there is no goal better than that or challenge, pain or frustration worth giving it up for. You got this!!

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