At 5:00am (yuck!), I woke up and got myself into the living room with my little 3lb weights. I turned Jillian back on and started from the beginning. Let me tell you, Jillian is tough! The reason the work out is only 20 minutes is because you don't get any time for a break. Since it's only 20 minutes, you're supposed to push yourself to do it and 'your body will adapt'. I did make it the whole 20 minutes, but I also had to take a few breathers here and there. I also broke a piece cartilage in my wrist a few years ago (or so the doctors think), so I couldn't do the push ups (it hurts my wrist too much). Instead, I subbed cobra and plank poses from yoga in where the 2 reps of push ups were.
All in all, I think I really like the 30 Day Shred. I ended tired, but not exhausted. Sweaty, but not overwhelmed. And I was sore, but not so sore that I wanted to collapse. The best part? It only took 20 minutes!
I've been trying to count my calories lately, too. Not every single one, but I try to stay under or as close to 1000 before I get done work for the day (this includes drinks, breakfast, snacks & lunch) and then I try to eat healthier in the evenings.
As of yesterday, I'm weighing in at 210.8 lbs. My goal by the time the wedding rolls around is 170 (even though I know this is a big long shot!), but I'd be ok with 180, I think. My long term goal is 130 (I was 110 from Senior Year of HS to Sophmore Year of college, then I jumped to 120 and stayed there due to my taking up yoga). Ideally, I would like to eventually fit into my size 4 wool coat again (which I fit in no problem 2 years ago).
These are my motivational pictures...
4 years ago (Sophmore Year of college):
2 years ago:
To check out the other posts on this video or to monitor my progress, check out posts tagged 30ds.