February and the first two weeks of March were rough for me weight wise. I quit the gym, started eating whatever I wanted, and drinking 4 or 5 Dr. Pepper's a day. Any good I had accomplished was very quickly undone.
Spring Break I decided it was time to get back on track. I joined MFP and began tracking everything I was eating. However, as we all know, eating less isn't enough to change a body on its own. Enter exercise.
I had already quit the gym, so I have had to find some alternative ways to work out.
While at Wal-Mart (You know I was desperate if I was willing to go to Wal-Mart for ANYTHING), I picked up the JM 30Day Shred DVD. I talked my Sis-in-Law into doing it with me.
The way the program works is this: there are three levels. The idea is that you will do each level for ten days before moving on to the next. I suppose that if you were already in excellent shape, you could do just a few days at level one and two, then the remaining days at the hardest level. Obviously we started with level one.
Can I just say that Jillian Michaels is really the devil? Every time C or I wanted to quit, she knew! I don't know how she knew, but boy did she. About 3 minutes into the warm up we were both huffing and puffing. I would say 10 minutes in we were both ready to quit. But, we did not! We stuck it out for the entire 20 minutes (plus warm up and cool down).
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