I love and hate Jillian Michaels. There, I said it.
We tried the workout DVD last night, and oh-my-god! I am SO out of shape. My mom is how many years older than me and get up wayyyy better! haha. I was proud of her at least. The DVD consisted of a half hour of 3 circuits (3 mins for strength training, 2 for cardio and 1 for ab work). I have found that I really enjoy the strength training portion. I like using the dumbbells and feeling the burn (though I think after the tape is over, I should do some more reps on my own? I'm not as sore as I thought I'd be today..or even as much as I'd like to be, as weird as that sounds). But, my downfall is the cardio. I am 28 years old and can hardly do quick feet or skater's lunges or whatever she had us doing without my chest heaving and getting all hot and feeling like death! I had to actually go to my deck and open the screen door and let some air in, I got that overheated :( And I know it was a little bit of a struggle for my mom, but she slowed her pace and kept at it at least!
Overall, I'm glad I at least tried. and if we do the video 2-3 times a week, i will eventually be able to do the whole 30 mins, right?! And then we can move on to the more accelerated workouts. I am just proud of myself for making the time and effort to work out after work. I usually am lazy and tired from a full day of being here, but with Mom willing to come over and make the effort with me, it makes it a lot easier. And I did like Jillian and her motivation. She has 2 assistants and one of them does a moderated version, for slower people like me. I thought that was nice. And when you think of it, 3 circuits for 18 minutes is not a long time at all, and she does a warm-up and cool down. Well worth the $9 :)
This evening, I'm going to meet Mom at my new fave park to walk for a bit and get some exercise in outside before the rain comes tomorrow. Booooo. I just hope the Poconos has snow for us when we go at the end of this week--I want to go snow tubing!! Will can ski and snowboard, but my clumsy, uncoordinated self enjoys plain old-fashioned snow tubing. I know it's not "real" exercise, but it's fun and I will enjoy myself. Plus, I'm bringing my sneakers and I plan to go for at least one walk/hike while we're there.
I saw my twin Jaimi lost some weight since last week! Congrats love, you did excellent, just like I knew you would!! :-D
See, it just proves that eating right and working out leads to positive results. Gotta keep that in mind when I feel down.
Excited about my salad for lunch, too. Can I just say how cute my bf is and how he cut up all my fruits and veggies for me to put on it? He is the sweetest. He always makes time to make sure I have what I need, and he has been a real supporter during my quest to eat healthy. Between him and my mom and Jaimi, I feel blessed to have such amazing, inspiring people in my life.