Monday, February 25, 2013
I'll take that bet...
So, I guess you could say I have been suckered in. I had started working out again after a few months off because of various health issues. I went back to the 90 minute elliptical routine that has been my fall back the last year but this time around I wasn't feeling it at all. I thought that because I had taken a few months off that I would have to sort of rebuild my endurance but I was mistaken. It's like I never quit working out. I hit the max level on the elliptical and am finding it hard to even break a sweat.
No challenge = No fun working out.
I resorted to a little social media whining over this and a few bloggy friends suggested I try Jillian Michaels 30 Day shred.
Now, I have often said I would give it a shot but honestly, I didn't think much of it. I may not be the tiniest thing but I am no stranger to physical fitness. My resting heart rate is at 55 bpm for pete's sake..... not that it means anything overall but it's a good indicator of my fitness level. I honestly didn't believe that Jillian could help me in any way.
But I have the dvd so I decided to give it a little trial run last week.... and I hate to say it, but I think I am right. Jillian is really going to have to step it up a notch to provide me a decent work out in 20 measly minutes a day... I was doing 90 minutes of cardio per day, don't forget! Admittedly, I was pretty dang sore for a few days afterwards but that was to be expected seeing as I have been geared towards 100% cardio and very little strength training if at all.
Based off the workout itself though I still don't believe it will provide me the results that are suggested. Of course, so many people are telling me I am wrong.....
So, I am going to do it. The whole 30 days. I will do no other workouts and make this program my only fitness regime. Just to give it a boost I will also be cutting out any alcohol, sweets, and any sort of take out food. I need to do that anyway as this month hasn't been ideal in the junk food department. Moving has been sort of horrendous on our diet. I see no need to follow Jillian's "diet" as mine is typically 75% vegetables anyway.... well, when you don't include those pizza nights ;)
Do I think I will see results? No. Nothing spectacular. I watched all the youtube before and after videos and all the photos that google search has provided and while some of them are pretty amazing (assuming they aren't photoshopped) I couldn't really find any before and afters from someone who works out the way I do. But hey, if I am wrong then I certainly won't complain.
I took before pictures last night which I may post when this is all over. I said I was a workout junkie... I never said I was a tiny one ;) I took my measurements and my weight. I guess I will report back here in 30 days!
Too bad no one offered me actual money in this bet....