Monday, July 9, 2012

30 Day Shred Challenge

Ever since the spring of 2011, I've been doing a little bit of Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred here and there. What started as a pre-wedding quick workout (picture here), has now evolved into a "my wobbly bits are a bit too wobbly" kind of thing. And/or the kind of thing where "I just don't feel like going for a run so I'm going to sweat it out indoors today."


Until last year, I had never ever done any sort of work out except for running (I ran cross country at Highland Park...ahhh HP clap clap, HP clap clap). And let me tell you what. It's hard! Jillian Michaels is a beast and her workouts are not pretty. That is why I have been unable to progress decided to stay at level 1 for over a year. As a result, I can recite the entire 20-minute Level 1 workout. Here are some JM zingers for your perusal. Viewer discretion advised.

If you want results, they're not coming for free.

If you think you're gonna die, stick with Anita and shall carry you through. If you're ready for more, keep your eyes on Natalie.

You've always been told, just take the stairs -- THAT IS A FALSE MESSAGE OF LETHARGY THAT DOES NOT DO YOU ANY GOOD.

If I'm gonna make big promises to you, then you better deliver the results that you want and need.

You're arms are burning right now.

Are you feeling it? Are you? I am. And what I'm telling you right now is that you gotta stick with it. Hold on to it! In 5, 4, 3, 2, last one!

Would you look at those abs? I would kill for those abs. And there not coming for free people.

Anyway.... you get the point. So because I now have a couple of weeks where I can do 30 Day Shred everyday, and because I've been sick twice this summer and running is about as fun as eating pork rinds, and because it would feel like running on hot coals in this heat if I did decide to go for a jog, and because I find it rather scary that I can recite all of the Level 1 workout, I have decided to actually do the whole 30 Day Shred. All 30 days, all 3 levels.

Woooo! Just call me Challenge McGee.

The thing is, I can't do it alone. Michael does it with me sometimes (proof that it really is a good workout), but not always. Anyone want to do it with me?? Let me know! It cost $6 on Amazon and literally takes 30 minutes a day, that's it. Strength in numbers!

Day 1 report: My abs are always the weakest link, but today they felt strong like donkey kong. Holla. 

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