So, yesterday I made this completely offhand comment in my post about doing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred last night. You might have even missed it, as I didn’t give it much air time.
I should have. Oh. My. Gosh.
If anyone wants to know JUST how out of shape they are (and no, I’m not talking to those of you who ARE in shape!), just do this 20-minute workout. Seriously.
There are 3 levels, and I clearly started on Level 1 (Jillian suggests this, no matter who you are). She takes you through three circuits each of 3 minutes of strength training, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs for about a 20-minute workout. Sounds easy, right?
I actually could NOT do the entire workout. I made it through, but I had to stop and rest several times!!
But, there is a silver-lining in this: I now know JUST how out of shape I truly am. Being thin does NOT = in shape. I have a lot of work to do in this area and I’m thinking Journey #2 (exercise) may just take as long as Journey #1 (weight-loss)!
Pray for me!! I will need prayers and strength to get through this even more than the weight-loss phase. There wasn’t physical pain that made it hard to get up the stairs when all I was doing was dieting. THIS is going to take God’s strength, not my own, to see through!!