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But that's not what I want to post about today. Today I started a summer fitness contest with my sister and friend. The plan is each of us will do the "Jillian Michaels 30 day shred" 3 times a week every week in June and July. The workout is only 20min. long but it's tough! The winner gets to be healthier and thinner. If one of us does not do the work out 3 times in a week, she owes the other two $10 each. The only exception is if we're on vacation, an hour walk can substitute.
Tonight I did my first workout. Oh. My. Goodness. I felt like I would die on the first push up. Then there were the "butt kicks" which are just like you think. Oh and the arm weights while leaning....if there is a hell, I was in it. In the 20 minutes I took two breaks, and quit about five minutes early. I just couldn't go any further. It was quite a pathetic effort and i felt like a giant lame-o.
The whole thing is my fault. I haven't worked out aside from an occasional hike or walk in the park in like A YEAR! Usually I work out more in the summer but last summer work was so crazy and it didn't happen. Then fall and winter and a slothy spring. So now I'm in the workout mix.
By the end of July I want to:
feel healthier in my skin
have more stamina
be at level 3 in hardness of the workout video
write about my summer o' working out
be on track for a more active lifestyle....this past year just hasn't been me.