30 Day Shred Challenge

Okay, I’ve been bad at keeping up with my workouts lately… I use all the excuses.  “I’m too tired.”  “I don’t have time.”  And I also like to convince myself that I get enough exercise chasing after 3 kids all day.  But it’s not true.  I may be tired, but I feel more energized when I workout regularly.  I DO have the time, especially if it’s just 30 minutes.  I spend at least that much wasted time on FB alone each day.  And to be honest, I don’t have to chase my kids around all that much either.

So yesterday, I was talking to my sis-in-law who mentioned that she did Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred workout the day before.  She commented on how she liked that it was so short, but still a great workout.  That reminded me that I had that DVD rotting away in my workout DVD case along with all my other neglected workout DVDs.  I pulled it out last night and did my first day of my 30 day shred.

I hereby pledge to do the workout for the next 30 days, to the best of my ability (I can’t help it if I get sick)… It’s going to be a painful 30 days, so please forgive me if I’m grumpy.  Also, if you hug me, don’t squeeze too hard because I’ll likely be in pain from soreness.  Jillian Michael’s is not my favorite trainer, but I need to do something to jump start my workouts.  So here we go… Day #1 (yesterday)  wasn’t too bad once it was done.  I had a hard time lifting my arms for a little while, but I’m not as sore today as I thought I would be.  I started using 5 lb weights… wondering if I should move down to 3 lb.  I’ll try the 5’s again tonight and see how it goes.

I will take some measurements and such tonight (for my purposes only… I’m not telling you guys!).  Then I can compare them to the “after” result after the 30 day shred is done. Maybe then I’ll share…  Feel free to ask me how it’s going.  I’m posting this to make it public and I hope you guys (all 3 or 4 of you who might read my blog)  will hold me accountable.  🙂

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