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Monday, February 1, 2010

30 Day Shred: Pass or Fail?

I made one New Years resolution this year.  Complete Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred dvd.  I started on January 4th.  I did really good for a week, then I got sick.  I skipped one day and was slowly plodding through it.  Then I got bored.  So I skipped two days.  Basically, I'm 22 days through it.  I wanted to get through it before we went to Hawaii on Feb 8th, but I don't know if that's going to happen.  I would love to say that I'll do it every day from now until then, but lets be honest here.  I won't.  I have every intention of doing it, but it probably won't happen. 

I'm finally up to Level 3 and let me tell you, that mother is hard.  It looks easy when you compare them to levels one and two, but pa-cha.  It's not.  The sumo squats?  Holy mother of God.  Those HURT.  Whenever I've read reviews where the people have said that they yell and scream at Jillian, I wondered who could be crazy enough to do that.  I AM.  It hurts so bad that I have to yell at her to distract myself so I don't quit.  It hurts right now just thinking about what I'm going to be doing tonight.

So have I lost weight?  I've lost about 7 pounds.  My clothes fit a little better.  Other than that, it hasn't been a huge amount of progress.  It's not like I was planning on being in a bikini on the beaches of Hawaii, but I did want to feel comfortable in the clothes that got a little tight over the holidays.  We went to Old Navy on Saturday to get Kelsey a bathing suit and some flip flops.  I grabbed a pair of bermuda shorts for myself--the same size as my other pair of ON bermuda shorts.  I got home and THEY WERE FREAKING TIGHT.  I know this sounds so lame, but I don't want to go up a size.  When I started losing my pregnancy weight after four freaking years and went down in pant size, I promised I would never get back up to that size.  So I really don't want to.  But I also don't want to waste $30 on shorts that I may or may not wear.  Ugh.

As far as the 30 Day Shred, I would have to say pass.  Why?  Because I can do a full (non-girly push-up).  Yeah that's right.  I rock the push-up.


Holly said...

It's so hard not getting discouraged. I've lost about 5 lbs so far. I was able to tighten my belt one notch, but I look at myself in the mirror and don't see a significant change. It's frustrating. I didn't except to drop 30 lbs in a month, but I'd like to see SOME progress.

Still, I can't do a push up, so I guess you've got one up on me.

Queen B said...

Jillian Michaels is insane. It would be fun to yell at her in real life, no? ;)