So today was the day I finally decided to do level 1 of the 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels. This program gave me a butt-kicking today (to the point where I though I was going to be sick, but I kept pushing), but she is good at motivating you, and it makes me want more already. I have wanted to try this DVD for sometime, but I just never did. I haven't really done workout video's before besides yoga. I am the type of person that likes to go out and be active because working out seems like a chore, whereas hiking or cycling or even running is a fun activity not just a "workout".
It has been really cold here and I have been finding myself taking Marley to play fetch in the park beside my house rather than embarking on an actual walk or hike, so Marley has been getting a work out but I have not. I started feeling sore and stiff and my energy levels plummeted and I knew I had to be proactive and incorporate exercise into my day (I haven't been doing yoga lately either). I also feel like its a good time to start getting in shape and ready for the summer.
In the last year I have lost over 40 pounds but I am still 20 pounds from a weight I would be happy with! There is motivation to reach that goal because I am rewarding myself with a lululemon sweater. Ideally I would like to loose 30 more pounds and tone and tighten everything!! I am so stoked to get to my goal and buy an awesome swim suit this year, and really its not an unrealistic goal, I just have to stick with it, so maybe posting this to the world will make me stick with it!