It's Monday, it's the start of a new month and the day that I've been dreading and looking forward to all at the same time. It's time to start The Shred. I've heard a lot of people talk about this workout program and I'm giving it a shot. I just finished my first workout and I gotta say, it was tough. I am so out of shape. I recently lost 15 pounds but did it mostly with diet due to the fact that I have tendinitis in my right foot/ankle. Remember when I had to wear my boot? My foot recently started hurting again but I'm going to push through and do this anyway. I'm hoping that Jillian Michaels can finally help me get into the shape I want to be in (which basically involves being able to do a 20 minute workout without feeling like I'm going to die and losing my muffin top). Having Julianne sure did a number on my body. I weigh less now than I did when I got pregnant with her but everything just looks different and I just carry weight where I never did before (mainly my belly).
So, I'm putting it out here, in the blogosphere, that I am going to complete The Shred. I am determined and now that I've put it out here for all of you to read I have to do it....right?
Have any of you tried The Shred or have any words of wisdom for me? I find Jillian a tad annoying but she seems to know what she's doing (have you seen what she's done for contestants on The Biggest Loser)? I like the circuit type training that keeps you moving but also keeps it fresh because you are doing a lot of different activities.
Here are my goals:
- lose 10 more pounds
- be able to work my way up to the level 3 workout and do the entire workout without stopping
- more energy
- eat no more than 1200 calories a day
- walk at least 5 days a week (does pushing a stroller burn extra calories?)
Wish me luck! I'll do weekly updates and hopefully in a month I'll be "shredded"!