Yesterday I got a hair-brained idea.
As I was putzing around on the computer before we went to church, I saw an ad for Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. Honestly, I'd never heard of it before. Clearly I've been under a fitness rock for some time. Sigh.
Around this time last year, having reached my highest weight to date, I decided that beginning January 2nd, I would be making some changes. I dove right in and I really did make some good progress. By the end of April, I'd lost fifteen pounds. While that was awesome, I still had a good thirty to forty pounds to go and I got overwhelmed and off track. I completely fell off the wagon. So now, a year later when I could have been near my goal weight by now, I find myself having gained back all that I lost and needing to once again make changes.
I've been meaning to get back to the gym, but I don't know that I'm going to be able to have time for it until after Christmas. Yes, I could get up at 5am and do it; no, I'm not THAT committed. So, when I saw the 30 Day Shred, I wondered if that might be just the thing to get me started. Against my better judgement, I gave it a try this morning.
It's only been about four hours and I'm already sore. I can tell that by the end of the night, it might be a project just making it up and down the stairs. I have no idea how I'm going to be able to do it again tomorrow. I will try though. I'm praying, you can join me, that my back will hold out; I have some disk (disc?) damage. I should also remember to do jumping jacks correctly so that I don't hurt my foot again. Don't ask.
Will it be enough to help me lose weight in the next 30 days? Don't know. Hopefully, it'll keep me from gaining too much over the holidays and aid me in regaining some good habits.