Thursday, April 18, 2013

Get This!

I am, on a regular basis.  Like, getting up early, sweating, and willingly causing myself to ache all day.  Yeah, I know!  Crazy!

Matt and I both have started going down to the basement in the morning before the kids wake up.  We do different things and share the bike, but we figure that at least we are doing something on a regular basis to lose weight and get in shape.  (Side note:  Matt went on the "stomach bug" diet last weekend and lost 10 pounds!!  I'm not sure he would recommend that one though...)

I bought this video over the weekend because I liked the idea that it's just a 20 minute workout.  Even though I knew it would be intense (That's Jillian Michaels' middle name!), I figured that I could do it for 20 minutes.  Huh!  It is rough!!!  I'm doing it though!

There are 3 different workouts that all are good cardio workouts, but each have a different focus (upper body, lower body, and abs).  I sweat.  A lot.  Jillian asks frequently if we are dripping sweat yet.  I always answer YES!!!!!!!!!  But I'm doing it!

I'm certainly not going to turn into my humongous tire-flipping, 15 miles-running, 2x his body weight benching-pressing brother-in-law, but I would like to be in better shape.  We're also changing our eating habits so that we can start eating a little healthier.  I have gotten into a really bad habit of not having time to eat, so I just shovel a handful of in my mouth and keep going.  I'm trying to change that.  The darn time factor just keeps getting in the way!

So do I feel great with my new exercise regime?  Honestly, no!  I'm really sore today!!  I'm pretty sure I've been working muscles that haven't been used since my days of competitive dance, when I used to be able to do a turning hitch-kick-fan effortlessly.  Not so much now.

But, I'm really going to try to stick to it so that I can get into a routine of doing something every day, or at least most days.  We shall see!


Becca said...

woohoo! that is great! once you get into the routine you will be so grateful for the extra energy and endorphins. Way to go, mama!

Rachel and Daniel said...

Hooray! Seriously can't wait for the day when I do more than lift my 25lb baby repeatedly. :P I'm sure it's nice too that you and Matt can be together! Good luck! And hopefully the soreness will wear off...

mom said...

We have a treadmill in the basement if you want it!