In this installment of Thankful Thursday... I'm giving thanks to Jillian Michaels, for making the workout DVD, 30 Day Shred. I've never really been into working out to a video. The few I've tried have been too rah rah, and mostly just plain boring. I decided to try this one after hearing about how great it is from more than one friend. Wow. They were right. She is kicking my butt.
This video could not be more perfect for me. It's a 20 minute workout. Yes, I can fit 20 minutes into my evening! It's a combination of cardio, strength and abs. She keeps mixing things up, so just when I'm about to give up, we're on to the next thing. Nice! I'd call her motivational approach, tough love. She says things like "I've got 400 pound people doing these jumping jacks. If you want these abs, you're going to have to work for it!". Yup, I've got no excuse to wimp out.
The first couple days, I.was.in.pain. A lot of pain. Jeesh, it was like my muscles were atrophied or something. Ok, I haven't really "worked out" since I started having kids...but I figured I was getting at least a decent workout just chasing after them. At least I knew it was working. After a few more days of sticking with it, I can still feel it, but now I can walk without limping.
After turning 40 last April, I've really wanted to workout more regularly to stay healthy, and have more energy. Thanks to Jillian, I feel like I'm on my way!