When I say Jillian, what do you think about?  I think about 2 things. 

One, a student I once had who was an only child, too smart for her britches, and frankly quite annoying.  Yes, I loved all of my students, including her, she was just a little tougher to love!  But really, aren't we all?

Two, I think of Jillian from Biggest Loser.  Jeff and I went through a Biggest Loser phase and watched it religiously.  I mean, really, it's amazing.  I loved Bob, he's so nice, encouraging...but Jillian?  She's so mean!  Yelling all the time, getting in people's faces...I always told Jeff if she was my trainer, I'd punch her in the face.

Well, time to get the brass knuckles out.  Today I started the 30 Day Shred with Jillian. 

These last 20 pregnancy pounds are still hanging on....and have been for far too long.  And don't seem to be going anywhere fast.  You might ask me what happened to Mc Fatty Mondays.  Well, they went out the window.  Part of my problem, with diets, workouts and pretty much life, is that I have a hard time doing the same things over and over again.  I get bored with workouts, counting calories gets overbearing...and so I quit.  So, Mc Fatty Mondays went out the window and in flew the cupcakes that infiltrated my house last weekend (another post...), Sunday night pizza dinners, and anything else that I could stick in my pie hole. 

***PS I just turned around to look at Jack who was sitting and playing on the floor 5 feet from me about 2 minutes ago, and he was gone.  He's completely crawling, ya'll!  He was in the other room...***

So, it's time to get out the big guns, and by big guns I mean Jillian.  The 30 Day Shred seems like it might be a good fit for me...you commit to doing it for 30 days.  That's it!  I like things that have an end to them.  Maybe that's why teaching was such a good fit for me...you know that in June, you're done with school!  Woohoo!  In this case, of course, the wise thing to do is to choose to do it for another 30 days, so we'll just hope I choose wisely.  Another great thing about the program is that it's just 20 minutes a day.  That's it!  It's a 3-2-1 circuit, 3 minutes of strength training, 2 minutes of cardio, 1 minute of abs.  Do that 3 times with a little warm up and cool down and you're done! 

I'd read reviews that told me I'd want to cuss her out (which I was totally prepared to do...Jeff was still at work and Jack was napping) but honestly, it wasn't that bad.  I know I'll be feeling it tomorrow, because I'm pretty sure I used every muscle in my body, which is a good thing!  Before you know it, it's over.  Now, I might not be saying that on day 15, but for now, I can see that it's doable.   I did Mc Fatty Mondays and counted my calories for 30 days back at the beginning of the year, so 30 days is totally doable! 

So, day 1?  Down!  Just 29 more.


Jennifer said...

Molly, I did Jillian's 30 day shred (er, maybe I did the 15 day shred) and really liked it. Enough to finish it? Obviously not, but I make it a habit not to finish things, so I'm sure you'll do better than me. Good luck!

Molly said...

thanks for your encouragement! i'm already sore...i can't imagine what i'll feel like tomorrow for day 2!