Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WLJ: Getting down with Jillian

October was a rough month for me.  It started out just kind of OK and went downhill from there.  I went from content and optimistic to bummed and confused.  I know a few years from now, I'll look back and it'll just be a blip in my life, but right now, I'm still just working past it.

That said, a new month starts in a few days.  And I'm so ready.

I'm thinking I need a new fitness challenge too.  I've decided to try and make it through Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred.  The weather is getting colder, so I can't get outside to run and walk.  And I need a good workout.  Jillian never disappoints.  I've started the DVD a few times before but never made it all the way to Level 3.  I think now is the time.

Fair warning -- I will be out of town a few days this month, so I won't get to do it every day.  But I will do it at least four days a week --- in addition to my weekly yoga class and a walk/run whenever I can get outside.  I think that will work just fine.

In the meantime, the scale definitely reflected how inactive I've been the past two weeks.

Weight-loss goal: 40 lbs.
This week's progress: +1.6 lbs.
Progress to date: -34 lbs.
Non-scale victory: I bought a new pair of pants last week that were a size 6.  I don't remember the last time I wore that size.


  1. Is there a gym with a challenge you can join (on the cheap)? I also recommend maybe some P90X? I lot of people I know swear by it. Have you added in weight training? That will really build the muscle and take it to the next level.

  2. I love the Shed & Shred video - it is such a tough workout!


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