That’s how many workouts I have left in this round of JMBR. I’m not sure how I feel about that. On one hand, I feel proud, because I’ve stuck with it, and other than injury, vacation, and surgery, I’ve kept progressing every 2 weeks as prescribed. I am, and should be, really proud of that. On the other hand, these workouts are still really tough, and even by the end of next week, I will be far from having mastered them. So it feels like less of an accomplishment than the finish I had thanksgiving 2013. I have to remind myself though, that I was 16 months pp then, not 6. Those ten months make a huge difference! Heck, by that point this time around, I can’t imagine the level of fitness I’ll have.
I’m really wrestling with two things right now. One is the lack of measurable external results that I’ve been ranting about. I’m hoping that by 10/5 when I take my post BR measurements and pictures (which will also serve as my BodyShred before pics and stats) I’ll see some difference. I have 1.5 weeks of BR and an active recovery week before then, so, I’m trying to have some hope. I’m not feeling like it’s super likely that those size 8 skinnies will fit, but I’m hoping that they will button and zip without too much….spillage. If I have gotten that far, I might be able to still hit my next goal of getting comfy in my 6’s by Christmas. The other thing that’s bugging me is something g I’ve written about before but feels extra real to me now, 2.5 weeks away-how am I going to be able to do BodyShred? All I’ve read and heard is that it’s brutal and way harder than BR. I’m on the last level of BR and it’s taking me close to an hour to get thru a 35 min workout. I am determined to do this, but how do I get in the headspace of not feeling a failure for struggling through it, especially this first round? I am starting it again in February, and hopefully that round will be full of badassery, but man, I’m scared of this first round.
First things first, though. Time for workout 11 and moving on with my day. Rar.