OMFG! I don’t know why I have this innane urge to torture my own body, but apparently I do. Earlier this year, I woke up one day and decided that I no longer wanted to be over 224 pounds and unhealthy anymore. Since then, I have worked on adjusting my diet and have lost nearly 40 pounds. Below are some before and after photos so far. I am 5’9″ my starting weight was 224 and my current weight is 185.
Unfortunately, you can’t get healthy by diet alone and as of a few months ago, my weight became stagnant. I was not gaining and was able to maintain, but I was not losing anymore either. I still have another 15-20 pounds to lose to be where I want to be so I knew I had to bring in some exercise.
When I began my weight loss journey I started the couch to 5k challenge and loved it, but due to my bad knees, I came down with an injury that made it not possible. A few months ago I fell up the steps and broke my hand and have just now gotten a good amount of movement back in it.
I have heard awesome things about the 30 Day Shred with Jullian Michaels. I have heard people say it will kill you and make you wish you were never born, but then I have also seen those same people come through the other side with amazing results. So, this weekend I bought it for $9.59 at Target. I didn’t realize you could get it cheaper on Amazon.
The workouts are 20 minutes long, but don’t let that fool you, they will kick your butt up and down the street. There is a two minute warm up, which tricks you into thinking that everything is going to be okay and you can do this, then Jillian gets all kinds of crazy on you. There are 3 six minute sessions of 3 minutes of strength training, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs. Again, it sounds innocent enough, but I can’t tell you how many times I litterally shouted “I am dieing” during this workout. You are supposed to do 10 days on Level 1, 10 on Level 2 and then 10 on Level 3 to complete the 30 day challenge.
I made it through the program today, but I don’t have any idea what kind of shape I will be in tomorrow to move let alone take care of four kids and torture myself again. Literally, this workout made me sick LOL, I was throwing up in the bathroom about two seconds after the cool down. I guess that means I gave it my all.
It would be great if some of you would join me and then I wouldn’t feel alone in my torture. Or, if you have done the 30 day shred, I would love to hear how it worked for you. I will post updates and at the end I will reveal inches lost and post before and after photos. Wish me luck!