Wednesday, June 1, 2011


And unfortunately, this time I'm not talking about delicious roasted pork. I'm talking about the 30 Day Shred workout from Biggest Loser guru Jillian Michaels. My friend Kim and I have challenged ourselves to get back in shape over the next month or so. I'm not a thin person (if you couldn't tell by the fat content of my recipes) and I've come to terms with that, but I do like staying relatively fit. In the past few months I've grown increasingly slack and lazy. I still take weekly yoga and pilates classes that I love, but it's just not enough to combat the amount of cheese I eat. So, back on the workout wagon I go.

My goal is five workouts a week. Kim and I have decided that either running or pilates (the class I take at Flow is pretty ass-kicking) can take the place of a 30DS workout. While I would love to lose weight , my main objective is to not feel so flabby and apathetic. Plus, I leave for another jaunt to Key West in seven weeks and it certainly wouldn't hurt to look a little more toned in my shorts and dresses.

Of course, I started this plan without consideration to the fact that I'll be gone most of next week at a conference/training. My schedule is tightly packed for five days - with seminars and discussions during the day and group dinners and receptions at night. I've identified two little pockets of time where I can probably fit in a run, so that is my plan. Plus, two 30DS workouts on the weekend when I get home.

I officially began on Monday, so I am three days in. And I can barely move. It hurts to lift my water bottle. But, I'm taking that as a good sign and am going to keep on trucking. Wish me luck!

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