Hi All, today I am embarking on a new adventure. Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. The ever lovely and sweet Gemma of Gemsmaquillage.com and I had been chatting about the 30 day shred and I was convinced to join along in her journey. I have heard so much about Jillian, she scares me a bit but I am excited to try and see how it goes after 30 days!
A little about my love/ hate relationship with exercise. I have always been active and athletic, growing up I danced and did gymnastics. In high school I was on tons of sports teams, tennis, track etc. I was always very thin and trim throughout college. However, in college my activity level dropped due to um...partying and eating a lot. I never gained much weight. After college when I joined the workforce my activity level dropped even lower due to sitting at a desk and I found I put on about 10 pounds. I love outdoor exercise and activities, I love working out but I hate gyms, they are boring and smell. I love Yoga, dancing, walking outside, tennis, and basically playing any sport. I am at 110 now. My goal is to get back down to 100. I am very little (5'1) and small bones and am most comfortable at this weight.
About one month ago I started the Tracy Anderson Method, which I LOVE. She is fabulous, if you don't know about her you should check her out here @ http://action.tracyandersonmethod.com/site. I have her Mat workout dvd and her cardio. I am just doing the mat now. She is Gwyneth Paltrows trainer and formerly Madonna's. She is a former ballet dancer and is all about toning and making you "teeny-tiny". She is cute and easy to listen to, she doesn't talk much but I love that because I just blast my own music. her workout's are INSANELY hard. Its lots of repetitions. It burns and kills and you think you cant get through it but you can and when you do you feel great. My muscles have gotten more toned and I have seen a lot of changes. I will never not do her mat dvd however I want to try something else. That it where the shred comes in.
Today will be my first day, I will be taking pictures along the way and letting you all know how I am doing.
Health and exercise is very important to me. You have one body in life, you better treat it right! Anyone want to join on the journey?
What exercises do you do? What do you feel about it? Love to hear your thoughts!