I was lucky enough to run into the sisterhood of the shrinking jeans where I was motivated to join their challenge. Starting today, the sisterhood will be working out to Jillian's 30 day shred video. Since I already own the workout video and have had it for many months now. I thought I'd join in.
Back when I wanted to start this video, my babygirl was about 6 weeks old. Before I got pregnant I was pretty active. I walked 3 miles 5 days a week ( I even walked through out my pregnancy), I used take a spinning class. I'd go hiking. I thought I'd be able to jump right in to it. Actually I thought I was taking it easy! 20 minutes? Who couldn't do that? Me! That's who. The jumping jacks were the killers for me. I thought I was going to die trying to do a proper jumping jack! I was so out of shape it wasn't even funny. And I was sore for 2 days afterwards. After about a week I stopped with the workout. I tried it again a few months later, this time I was better at it, but still after about a week I stopped.
Today was day one. I did a lot better than I expected, but please not that I am not new to working out and I've done this video before. I used 5 pound weights. We'll see tomorrow how sore I will be.
In addition to the video, I also want to commit to walking around the rosebowl (3 miles) atleast 3 times a week. I should have gone today but instead here I am posting about the challenge.... see? I'm full of excuses.
I hope that this time I am successful and that I will be able to shed those last 15 pounds of baby weight.
Now, I am committed to the challenge, and I have the sisterhood (i hope) to motivate me to keep going. Who else would like to join me in this challenge?