I simply cannot resist a new exercise fad. Correction, I simply cannot resist a new exercise fad for brief periods of time until I:
c)decide wine and chocolate and collapsing on the sofa is a preferable way to spend half an hour.
Pick at will.
They have all applied at one time or another.
This is perhaps how I have ended up where I am now. Nine and a half stone. Some of you may think that doesn’t sound too bad. But I am only just 5’3″ standing REALLY straight. That image of a slightly flabby oompa-loompa forming, that’s about right.
I am RUBBISH at dieting. I have tried various exercise DVDs. I run a bit. Nothing has really worked as, quite simply, I have NO WILLPOWER. Literally none. Someone stole it. And offered me wine and chocolates and comfy sofas instead.
However, a new exercise fad I cannot resist at least trying. Especially when it is YET ANOTHER DVD to add to my dusty collection. So when I read this post by the wonderful Mummy Returns, I got an itchy-amazon-trigger-finger.
Two minutes later and Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred was winging it’s merry way to me.
Two days later it arrived.
Two weeks later it remained firmly in the box.
Thirty days later, still firmly in the box but I am beginning to feel it’s disapproving glare from across the room as I glug my wine and scoff my chocolates while prostrated on the sofa.
Today I relented. I gave it a go.
I, obviously, started at level one. Thirty minutes comprised of warm-up (not too bad), then 3 circuits consisting of 3 minutes of strength exercises (ouchy-pain), 2 minutes of cardio (CAN’T…….BREATHE……PAIN) and 1 minute of abs (crunchy-pain).
By the end I felt a bit sick.
That’s good right?
I simply cannot imagine ever progressing to level two which I imagine is a WHOLE NEW WORLD of pain.
Still one day down.
Just twenty-nine more to go.
I feel mentally shredded just thinking about it. Any advice folks?