About a week ago I decided to start anew with my diet and workout. I’ve been doing pretty well about eating decently and doing aerobics at work and cardio on my own, but I didn’t have a lot of structure. And I wasn’t really paying attention to results, either. So, since today’s June 1 I decided to start Jillian Michael’s “30 Day Shred” DVD. For the past two weeks I’ve been doing her “Trouble Zones” workout, a grueling 40 minute (plus 10 minute warm up/cool down) torture instrument. I did it four times in one week and stayed within my calorie range and lost four pounds (technically five, but gained one back) in that time. Unfortunately, it didn’t stay away, and for all I know it may have been a fluke, but I think if I maintain that kind of dedication for a whole month I can do some real work here.
Also, I bought this dress in Chicago for Christina’s bridal shower and I want my arms to look nice in it:
So, 30 days in June and 30 days to be shredded by Jillian. The DVD advertises losing up to 20 pounds in 30 days, but I am extremely skeptical. Also, I realize I’ll be on vacation the fourth week of June, but I figure if I manage to stick with this up until June 21, I’ll find a way to make it work. I know Eileen will want to find any way to exercise on our trip even if it means doing sprints in a rest stop parking lot.
Also, I made some more Green Monster with frozen berries instead of fresh. I actually preferred it, it was sweeter this time.
My goals this month are to:
- Do a Jillian Michaels work out each day in June
- Drink iced coffee with sugar free caramel syrup INSTEAD of iced mochas or lattes
- Stay below my Lose It! calorie limit
- Eat more fruits and veggies ala Green Monster smoothies
- Tone my stupid arms if it kills me
Away we go! Tonight’s work out was a relief compared to her “Trouble Zones.” It was only a half hour. Still extremely difficult, though.