I have been in a plateau for far too long and it started to become so frustrating! I had to realize that ultimately, no one was going to help me reach my goal, but ME! I needed a change. No more excuses! If I want to feel better, look better, train smarter…the list goes on, I have to keep trying. It’s not about being “skinny”, I want to be healthy and fit! *Fit Check* Let me be real—I know I haven’t put in the work to REALLY get the results that I want. I’m tired of making excuses. I am no longer on vacation, I am no longer dealing with winter blues, and I have nothing holding me back. As of today…
It’s official! I kicked off the SUPER SHRED Diet by Dr. Ian Smith! I have been a fan of his books/plans over the years so I know how they work. It will take meal preparation, but the plans are easy to follow, you have options, and you actually get to eat! I tweeted Dr. Ian last week and asked him which method would be best to help me out of my plateau and he said definitively, Super Shred! The previous plan that I discussed here worked for me in the past, but I decided it wasn’t the best for me right now. I also like knowing how many calories I take in daily (vs. counting points).
SUPER SHRED is not designed for long-term use. His book, SHRED, a gradual program that helps you shed unwanted pounds and gives you the tools to lead a healthy life, is designed for those looking for a plan to follow long-term. The SHRED system never leaves you hungry. You get to eat y’all! Did I mention that already?! I absolutely cannot follow “diets” or plans that are too restrictive or won’t allow you to eat real, sustainable food. When I read more about the SUPER SHRED diet, I made my decision and knew it was time to put in the work!
What is SUPER SHRED?
SUPER SHRED is a four-week super-charged program that shares the same principles—meal spacing, snacking, meal replacement, and diet confusion—as SHRED—with twice the intensity and a shorter quick-acting plan. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with SHRED.
I was a little hesitant about sharing about my Shred Life Journey because of doubt. I kept thinking, what if I fail? I had to stop entertaining the negative thoughts IMMEDIATELY and remind myself that this journey is not just about me. There are countless others on the journey to better health. I like when people are real about their journey, because I think more people can relate. Ain’t nobody perfect! I want the struggles, highs, lows and successes…so why not share mine? Besides, failure is not an option!
Week 1, Day 1 – I’m so not a morning person, but I got my bum up and worked out for 60 minutes (Arc Trainer, Stairmill, and bicycle — daily workouts are described in the SUPER SHRED book for each day). I had to rock my “Strong is the New Skinny” Bondi Band for my first workout!
I have my journal to keep track of everything from exercise, food, moods, whatever! I’ll be posting my Super Shred check-ins over the next four weeks, so stay tuned and make sure you follow me on Instagram. After Super Shred, I will start the Shred Diet. I’m ready for a new start and I’m excited to be a part of the Shredder Nation!!!
Who’s joining me? LET’S GET IT!!!
My SUPER SHRED JOURNEY — Goodbye Plateau!
If you missed one of my #SuperShred posts, find them here!
The Super Shred Journey Begins (Part 1)
Super Shred Week 1 Mid-week Update (Part 2)
Super Shred Week 1 Review (Part 3)
Super Shred Week 2 Review (Part 4)
Super Shred Week 3 Review (Part 5)
Super Shred Diet Week 4: The Homestrech and Results (Part 6)
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