I started something new last week! I have been losing fairly consistently (albeit slowly) with a few fluctuations here and there. But, I’ve been looking for a way to give myself a little boost. I came across several blogs where ordinary people were posting before and after pictures with great success using Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred workout video.
My goal this time around was to lose weight without spending money (more on that later), but I finally decided to purchase This Video
that I’d seen real people posting about so much. (if you have reliable internet connection or an approved download device, you can purchase it digitally from Amazon for $4.99, or $1.99 per work out (there are 3 levels). I would recommend purchasing Level 1
digitally for $1.99, and then you can see if you’re going to like it before buying the rest of them. I paid $10 for the DVD at Wal-Mart.
Since I have neglected any strength/resistance training, I was glad to have something to get me motivated in that area.
I’m on day 11, but I skipped a couple of days because of travelling, etc.
I started seeing loss (3 pounds!), but then I got off-track the last 3-4 days of my stay with the in-laws and didn’t eat healhy at all, so I gained that small loss back, but the program helped minimize that gain I believe, so my weight is holding steady to what it was last week.
I’m doing level 1 and it is showing me how pitifully weak my muscles are! It is very hard and is an intense workout. I have to do the modified version of several of the moves and there are still times when I just cannot complete the required reps, especially with my arms. However, I’m trying and my muscles are feeling it, so I hope and pray that my hard work pays off. I took some “before” pictures that I will post at the end of the 30 days (if I see noticeable results.)
I have also noticed a huge increase in endurance already from when I started, which is nice :)
Now for the numbers:
Heaviest Weight: 201.8 (I am 5’6″, so this put me in the category of being medically OBESE)
Current Weight: 180.8 (down 21 lbs!)
Next Milestone: 170
Final Goal: 135 (Healthy weight for my height is 115-145)