I Was Like Dolly Parton on a Trampoline

Today was my first day with Jillian Michaels and the 30 Day Shred. I had planned on starting last week, but had a lot of pain on my right side due to some painting. I know, hazardous home environment, but my knee is just that jacked up.

So about the shred. First of all, Jillian is great. I think she is a little mannish, but I definitely appreciate how much oversight she is giving, showing you the moves and showing what she isn’t looking for, as well as the encouragement she gives. She really is an excellent motivator! I have some things I’d like to admit, that hopefully I’ll be laughing about in several weeks.

  • I need to wear like 5 sports bras to do this exercise, 1 didn’t cut it. I had to hold my chest while attempting to do any of the cardio. Pathetic.
  • I am a 28 year old woman who is incapable of doing a jumping jack. Shut up. First, my “girls” were just bouncing up and down and I’m not a fan of the bounce. And oh the pain. Second, my knee would sear in pain with every jump. So I did a Richard Simmons-esque sort of “jog-flap” to do cardio during cardio time. If anyone could see me they would have died laughing. Pathetic.
  • I am not flexible. There is some stretching at the end. I am no Gumby. I couldn’t touch my toes, I could barely sit there in the V position. How did I let myself get so out of shape? Even when thin I am not flexible, but this was downright ridiculous. With a capital R.
  • I can’t wait to do it tomorrow-it was a great challenge!

    **Stay tuned for some good news coming up in the next few days. Definitely a self-esteem booster to share.**


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