30 Days...

I made a commitment to myself this summer that I would create an exercise habit - one that would be easy to stick with when life got busy, one that wasn't dependent on the weather.

As much as I want to be a runner, I'm not.  I can aspire to run a 5K, but when it is 90 degrees, the last thing I want to do is hoof it on the pavement and sweat.  If I was completely honest on this blog, I would admit to wanting to sit in my chair in an air conditioned room watching day time television and eating chocolate.  I can dream right?!

I tried P90X last year and was tremendously successful, but then life got in the way, a new job made my time scarce, and exercise was put on the back burner. After working from 6:30-6:30, the last thing I wanted to do was come home and exercise and then cook and then do all of my school work.  Time was a valuable commodity to me, even if I did spend it watching television or sleeping.  P90X took at least an hour - an hour I didn't and still don't have.

I committed to a habit for the summer.  In the summer I have time.  If I have to stay up until 2 AM to complete exercise, I can do that.  Well, sort of.  I am working full time this summer, but I still have a leisurely pace to dedicate myself to fitness.

So, I returned to an old friend.  One that I hung out with a few years ago and lost about 15 pounds with in a summer.  If you haven't met her, you should.


I love Jilian, but I hate her too!  This workout kicks my tail every single time I do it, regardless of how many days I've been at it.  The beauty in this workout, is the simple fact that is 20 minutes!  Did you hear me? 20 minutes!  If I can't find time for that, then I have a HUGE problem!!!  This video has 3 different levels.  Start at level 1 and progress to level 3 at your own pace.  The exercises are old school - squats, lunges, push-ups, etc.  but effective.  I mean, really works.  We all did these exercises in PE classes for years and were able to maintain our weights.  They still work 20 years later.  

I've been at it for a little over a week and can tell a huge difference.  Tonight was the first night that I made it through the whole Level 1 section without stopping.  Well, honesty, right - I had to skip the side lunges because of my knee, but I did everything else.  My goal, at least 4 days a week.  I think it's doable. 

Are there any other 30 Day Shredders out there???


Shonda said…
First of all, CUTE new blog design!! I think I want to try this 30 Day Shred. I have been so slack in my exercise! I need a new routine! I need to lose at least 5 lbs or more!
Shonda said…
OK, I just bought it!! I will hopefully be joining you this summer! :)
Kristen said…
Hey girl! I'm awarding you two blog awards...One Lovely Blog Award and The Versatile Blogger award! I love reading yours and thought you deserve these awards!!!