|March 1 and July 1|
Yesterday I mentioned that JMBR asks the user to do a round of cardio in the evening. I’ve opted not to use the cardio DVD that comes with the program (which I will be doing tomorrow and again on Saturday) because I knew doing the same workout 8 times in one week would quickly become boring. And I have to use this particular workout the entire first four weeks. Instead, I hopped on the bike and cranked out 7.5 miles in 30 minutes while reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
So yeah. I kinda surprised myself. Not as much as I surprised my family, however, who were all exuding delight over how much I have managed to do in the past few months. The “Before/After” picture says it all! (Quick aside—I told Rob that if the only thing my family complimented me on was my haircut I was going to shave my head before my next visit! Thankfully, they noticed and my hair remains on my head!)
In March I began with one workout program, added another in April, switched that one out for another in June (or late May) and then swapped out the first program for another which I finished before I left on my vacation, finishing off the one program I had begun in June (or late May) while out of town. All in all, I’ve done the following programs:
- 21 Day Fix (March through June)
- PiYo (April through May)
- Slim in 6 (May/June through July)
- 21 Day Fix Extreme (June)
My mother was soooo amazed with my results that she’s ordered a copy of 21DF for herself and gave me money to buy a few more programs. I placed my order yesterday. And even though I probably won’t be starting any of these programs any time soon, I am super excited.
But why won’t I be starting these new programs soon?
|Me and my mother|
Yesterday, I just started Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution , which is a 12 week program. Never mind that we’re leaving on a trip in 11 weeks so I will have to come home and finish off the last week when I get home. And my son and I started PiYo yesterday; it’s an 8 week program so I plan on doing another round of 21 Day Fix before the trip. See? I’m thinking ahead.
I asked my son how he was feeling, after his first day of PiYo and he said: The entire top half of my body is writhing in agony. I reassured him by saying that tomorrow’s workout would be shorter (it is) and it’s lower body too so he won’t be doing as much with his upper body. But I did not at any point suggest it would be easier. I wonder if he caught that. Probably not. He’ll find out soon enough. Muahahaha!
JMBR Week 1: Day 2
Surprised myself some more. I didn’t go to get my 3 lbs weights because I was working through with 5 lbs just fine. And I even grabbed a weight during one of the abs sections. At this point in the program, everything is low impact so I’m not having to modify much. I did have trouble maintaining my balance on the lunges with a twist but I didn’t fall over. I felt great afterwards.
PiYo Week 1: Day 2—Define: Lower Body
I forgot how I feel after these workouts. They are not easy. Not by any means. But they feel so good! I am sure my son will be thinking I’m the craziest woman in the world after the workout but if I can do it then I know he can.
The rest of my day.
I managed to get all of the unpacking done, although I haven’t quite put everything away. Hopefully by this evening I’ll be able to say that everything is in its proper place. I also plan on putting together a box of books to be donated to my local library. As usual, my mother bought me some books so there are homeless (by which I mean shelf-less) books which means I have to do what I’ve been saying I would do ever since the renovation of the great room was completed: get rid of clutter. I feel overwhelmed with the task I’ve set for myself but I know that 30 minutes a day will get me where I need to be. It worked with my exercising, where I started losing weight only doing 30 minutes of exercise, and I know it can work with organizing and decluttering too. I simply need (and I need to want) to get started!