I am overweight. I am not fit as fit as I can be. It's a fact. There have been many reasons and excuses for this, but when I turned 30 last year, I said enough is enough. I started to workout here and there. I started walking on my breaks at work. At the beginning of the year I started making a conscious effort to focus on what I was doing. I saw the Shred Diet on Dr. Oz and gave it a go. I made it three weeks. I had success during those three weeks but then it went to hell in a hand-basket. Then, in May I started focusing a bit more. I had gotten really, really sick and everything that I was eating was making me sick so I started eating cleaner. I got better. I wasn't sick anymore. Then I started doing my Jillian Michaels 30 Day shred DVD. Once a week. I was still walking at work, 5 days a week, 30 minutes a day. I slowly increased my Jillian torture to twice a week, then three times a week. I motivated my husband. He started working out in our makeshift gym in the garage which consists of an elliptical machine and a weight bench full of weights. I worked out with him some days.
Now it's September. I'm 25 pounds lighter than I started the year at. I feel stronger, more energized. It's easier every day to motivate myself to workout. So, at the end of August I made a decision… I wanted to try to do 30 days of Shred in September and see what happens. This is something I made up in my head, although someone somewhere has probably already attempted this. But, I am going to try to do the Dr. Ian Shred Diet and Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred everyday for 30 days in September. I decided to combine the two because I feel (and it is a proven fact) that diet and exercise need to go together for optimum results. I love the Shred Diet. I eat alot and I eat good. It's just time consuming and costly to keep up with the menu. But, two drive thru runs should pay for that. And, I love Jillian's 30 Day Shred video. The workout is hard and I sweat a ton, but I can do it. And, it's only 20 minutes per workout, so it fits perfectly into my day.
I'm not really sure how this will go. I'm super motivated now, but ask me again in the middle of the month. I'll know I'll have days where I will want to quit. I know I may not make it. I'm going to try and take every day as it comes and see what happens. For now, today, Monday, I've already worked out and I've been sticking to my diet. I'll keep you all posted on my progress and give you tips of what has helped me throughout the month.
Here is to getting healthy!! Do you have any motivational tips for me? Have you done the Shred Diet or Jillian's 30 Day Shred? If you have, share your experience with me. I would love to hear about it!!