I want to tell you about this new thing I’m trying.
Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred. I’d read about a few bloggers trying it, saw some Twitter chatter about it, and eventually came across this fabulous site that Kristen started: http://www.motherhooduncensored.net/shred/
The results these women are seeing? Are amazing. Seriously, just click on over there and look at Kristen’s results. DAY-UM, right? So I bought the DVD a couple of weeks ago, tried it one night after work before meeting up with Nora for dinner, and the next day I could barely walk. Who knew that someone who can jog 3 miles on a treadmill would be so affected by a 20 minute work out? I nearly cried out in pain any time I had to walk down stairs or sit down on a toilet seat. And since I’ve been trying to up my water intake, that’s a lot of toilet sitting. I felt like I was 80 years old hobbling around.
Now I’m on Day 8 but still on level one (there are three levels and you do each level for 10 days) and though I haven’t really lost any weight (1-2 lbs), I’m definitely stronger. I did Day 7 last night and this morning? No pain! All good signs.
I took “before” photos, but I don’t have the sack to post them just yet. If I see results like Kristen though, I’ll be sure to show you. I have yet to hear of someone NOT seeing results from this program. I’m also doing Weight Watchers, though I admit rather loosely. I’ll work on that. And I plan to start doing the workout in the morning before work. I’ve been switching it up, mostly because going to bed after 11 decreases the chance that I will willingly get out of bed before 7 by 100%. I’ll work on that too.
So, anyone else out there doing the shred? Are you seeing results? Do you want to become a sister (or brother) in shreddery? Then join the shredhead movement! And grab this cool button from Kristen’s site.
And Jillian, if you read this, I want you to know that I love you. But when you say “just a couple more” and proceed to make me do 8 more instead, well then I kind of want to punch you in the face. Just sayin’. Love you though! Really.