Thursday, January 28, 2010


I have never been very consistent about exercising, mostly because I get very bored with it!!  I hate going downstairs into our cold basement to get on the treadmill, and when I do, my 2 1/2 year old daughter is usually getting into stuff or whining that she wants to go back upstairs.  I'm better about exercising when I have a reason for doing it, and since I'll be going to Florida in a couple months and probably wearing a swimsuit, I have great motivation now!

So, I found a GREAT workout that is only 20 minutes long: Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred!!!  I found it on Exercise TV (it's a free on-demand channel we have where you can pick different types of workouts and watch them when you want.)  I've been doing it for 3 weeks now, and I'm loving it.  I think it's meant to be done every day, but it's pretty intense, so I try to do two days, then take a day off to rest my muscles! 

-It's only 20 minutes (30 min. if you include the warm up/cool down)!
-It has strength, cardio & abs
-Jillian has an advanced and beginner instructor doing the workout with her, so I can follow the one who best suits me
-Just when I think I'm going to drop dead, it's time for cool down!

-Sore muscles!!!  Just when my soreness was gone, I moved up to Level 2 and was sore all over again
-For the workout to be effective, you can't cheat...I have to give pain, no gain!

1 comment:

  1. I love Jillian Michael's exercise videos - they are extremely fun and keep you moving! Yes, I too am extremely soar when I'm done excising, but thats a good thing! It means your working hard and building muscle... BUT my favorite workouts from ExerciseTV are the yoga and Pilates videos... they just cater to my body better than cardio or weight training. you can find more FREE downloadable exercise videos @