Hello, it’s me! Have you missed me? I’ve had NO INTERNET at home for a whole two weeks and haven’t been able to blog at all! Oh, the horror. But it’s fixed now (hooray!) and I can continue with my very very important thoughts on make-up and all things superficial.
So I thought I’d keep you up to speed on what I’ve been doing, as of Sunday (18th July) I started my very first fitness video, it was none other than Jillian Michaels’ ‘30 Day Shred’. I had never watched ‘The Biggest Loser’ or had ever seen her on telly working her so-called magic, but I did notice some chatter on Twitter a few months back about this DVD, generally all positive, so decided to invest six pounds something and purchased it online. I hadn’t opened it for months, it had literally been sitting in my drawer with the cellophane still all wrapped around it until this Sunday, when for some reason I decided I had to get in shape. My sister looked at the cover, and commented, “Isn’t this meant for obese people though?”. Oh sister, I am obese. I may not look it, but I saw this programme once where a woman who was a size 10 and looked technically healthy had actually internal obesity – that of the same as someone who is clearly physically obese! So I think I have internal obesity too as I literally do NOTHING, no exercise, no moving, I get out of breath running up the stairs and moan every time I have to walk more than two steps. I am so unfit. So anyway, yeah I’ve started it.
The DVD claims that it’s possible to lose 20 pounds if you stick to the work outs every day. There are three levels, and each level lasts only 20 minutes, so really doable. Whilst I don’t rush to do it every day (after day one I really have to force myself to want to do it, it’s not fun and I am dripping with sweat after each work out) I still do do it. I’m not expecting to lose 20 pounds in 30 days, but I would like to lose 7-14 pounds and get rid of my bingo wings and what I lovingly call my ‘three month pregnancy belly’.
I haven’t taken any before pics yet (or measurements), I will though (cringe) despite the fact that I am on day 4 already, so sorry it won’t be 100% accurate before/after pics. I’m not sure whether it’s psychological, but I swear I do feel my body is already better, more toned. But on day 10 (6 from now), day 20 and day 30 I will be doing progress reports and letting you know exactly how I’m doing with measurements, what I’ve lost, etc. Exciiiiting!
So that’s what I’ve been doing the last 4 days!
Have you tried the 30 Day Shred? Has it worked for you?