Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jillian Michaels, Enough Said

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Jillian Michaels is probably best known as being the pretty harsh trainer on the Biggest Loser.  At least that's where I know her from and I'm pretty sure if I was on that ranch training with her, I'd curl up in the fetal position and cry.  Anyway, one day last week, Lora mentioned a challenge on IG for doing the 30 Day Shred or Ripped in 30 for 30 days.  I immediately jumped on the chance to join.  I've had the 30 Day Shred DVD for a few years but have never done it and now was the perfect time to put it to use.  Plus, I'm all about motivation and accountability and I don't want to be left out of anything!  The challenge started on Sunday.  It was later in the evening and we had just finished supper and I was relaxing in front of the TV with the family while scrolling through IG when I ran across this:

CRAP!  I had forgotten about it and honestly I wanted to pretend that I didn't see it.  But then I thought about it and reality hit me that I needed to do it.  I joined the challenge for the accountability and here it was.  So I did it - barely.  I'm not going to lie, it was hard and my muscles burned and I they're still hurting.  I developed a strong dislike towards jumping jacks.  Who knew something we did in elementary PE class could be so hard?  (There's no modifications for jumping jacks.  I have 400 pound people that can do jumping jacks and so can you!)  The tops of my thighs burn so bad when I sit down.  I need a higher toilet or I just need to perfect peeing while standing up.  I did the workout again yesterday.  I will admit that the jumping jacks were easier and I wasn't as winded as the first day, but the squats and lunges don't burn any less.  My plan is to do it straight for 30 days without a break.  I'm just hoping my muscles suck it up soon and stop their whining!

Jillian Michaels - UNless you puke, faint or die keep going!
Yes ma'am.

And because this workout promises results I took my measurements so I can see my progress after 30 days.
          Right Thigh - 24"
          Left Thigh - 25"
          Right Calf - 16"
          Left Calf - 16"
          Right Bicep - 14.25"
          Left Bicep - 13"
          Ribs/Under Bust - 39.5"
          Waist - 40.5" (I've lost 1 inch!)
          Hips - 41"
          Butt - 46"
          Neck - 15.5"

So, here's to my daily date with Jillian for the next 28 days!   


  1. So glad that you remembered...IG really helps!someone's post on IG at 5 this morning is what made me get off IG and up working out. :) Keep it up!