Monday, June 6, 2011

Workin' Out

Turns out that when you gain 46lbs during pregnancy, it doesn't all just fall off two weeks later. Who knew?

My original plan was to register for and run a half marathon this fall. Once I finally got out for a run, I remembered how very much I do not enjoy running for long periods of time. I decided that I would find another way, rather than torture myself for the next 6 months with a work out that I despise.

Work out plan, take 2. Enter Jillian Michaels and the 30 Day Shred. This plan was much more feasible, and timely! With my brother's wedding coming up at the end of the month, I needed a way to get as toned up as possible, as quickly as possible, with as little time committed as possible. I'd say that a 20 minute video that is completely kicking my tail is just what the doctor ordered!

My favorite things about the work out are:
-it is quick
-it is hard, and after 15 days isn't any easier
-it offers 'low impact' options for some moves (nice for someone with a recovering abdomen whose bladder might not be exactly where it is supposed to be yet)
-I think it is producing results

I'm certainly enjoying the process, and would recommend the system to anyone else looking for a quick, simple way to shed some pounds and tone up some muscle. It is easy to commit to, but not easy to accomplish.


  1. Word. I did mine this morning. Although I do it about once a week...

  2. this is what you have been posting about. Drat. Sounds like something I should do. This particular MOG does not feel in the best shape for our event. However, I am exactly the right, soft, squishy shape for Grammie time! Can't wait for that! xoxo