It’s been on my fitness goal list for a while, but I just haven’t had the time.
Remember when I trained for and ran a marathon?
Oh, that was fun.
But you know… since my knee is now confined to a transformer knee brace…
I thought it might be a perfect time to get cozy with Jillian. Actually, this has been in the plan for a while with Stef, but the ban from running the next 4 weeks only adds fuel to the Shred fire.
Stef and I have decided to commit to doing Jillian Michael’s Shred 4 times a week for the month of November. Though I have no doubt that Stef and I are badass enough to do Shred every day we both also want to get our cardio on (running for her, biking for me) and are proponents of at least 1 rest day per week.
But that’s not all… we are hoping some of you might join in as well! Stef and I both took down our measurements and before pics today and encourage others to do the same. The Shred DVD is at Target, Wal-mart and Amazon. So won’t you join us?
I love committing to this with a friend. Especially this time of year with the goodies are aplenty and the days are short on sunlight. Shred is such a great workout in a short amount of time.
So here are my before measurements and pictures. As much as it pains me a bit to post these, I know when I hopefully have some improvements in a month I’ll be happy I did!
These are almost too painful to post. But I’m going to do it. I’ll save you from reading a whole paragraph of self-deprecating rant. All I will say is that is is glaringly obvious that I’ve done nothing but run the past 6 months and totally ignored all ab work and strength training. I was totally tempted to suck it in for these photos but I resisted. This is it.
I can’t stop LOLing at the last photo. What a beast! Hehe. Ah well, you have to start somewhere. Bring it, Jillian!
So who will join us? Anyone? Bueller?