Day 17 Pinspiration - Click here for a link to my pin
My Version - Trading Wine for Weights
After my fat filled weekend of Nutella Monkey Munch and Football Queso Blanco I decided I needed to get my butt in gear and get back on a good fitness plan. My typical nightly routine involves a run, dinner, putting the little one to bed, then relaxing with a glass of wine! But for the next 30 days...I am trading my wine for weights. Instead of sitting down and enjoying wine time each night, I am going to do Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred instead (well all but the weekends...wine is a must on Friday and Saturday night but I will do the Shred during the day). I have lost 13 pounds since February but really hit a plateau and can't seem to kick start the weight loss again.
I was looking for a workout that didn't take much time but was effective...Pinterest to the rescue...I looked up several workouts but the 30 Day Shred won out. So why did I like this one better than the others...
a) Time Commitment - Having a full time job and a little one doesn't give me a ton of free time to dedicate to working out. This requires about 25 minutes a day for 30 days...not to shabby.
b) Strength Training - I run 4-5 times a week so I don't really need a ton of extra cardio. I am in a good place with what I'm doing there but I need to add in some weights and strength training. Jillian combines cardio, strength and abs for a complete workout.
c) Price - This cost me NOTHING!!! I can pull up all the levels on YouTube using my husbands Play Station. So I don't have to invest anything but my time.
d) Results - I have read lots of reviews and people are losing 4-10 pounds in 30 days.
And I can't believe I am actually doing this...but here is a picture of me today. Yikes! A big thanks to Holly at Where We Can Live Like Jack and Sally who gave me the courage to put it all out there.
And my before measurements:
Weight - 152 pounds
Waist - 31"
Hip - 39.75"
Left Thigh - 23.75"
Right Thigh - 23.5"
Chest - 35.25"
Left Arm - 11"
Right Arm - 11.5"
28 more days to go...hopefully to a more shredded me :) Check out my results here.
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