Friday, January 21, 2011

Five Minute Friday

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this mornining i knocked out day 20 of Jillian Michael's infamous Shred workout. Day Twenty. twenty days of getting up 45 minutes earlier than usual, twenty days of jumping jacks in a darkened house, twenty days of sniffling and not-so-silently cursing the trainer from hell.

and... twenty days of feeling better than i have in YEARS!!

i didn't really intend to blog about this particular journey of mine, but five minute friday seems to be the perfect platform this little shout out to the person who has been fueling my resolution to get more fit. tomorrow morning, i will attempt Level 3 (i purposefully haven't peeked at it yet... i'm pretty sure that would be my downfall.) and then i will go for a run, because, who knew? the stronger my legs and core become, the more i am enjoying running again!

i'm also counting calories and drinking a gazillion ounces of water every day. and i'll admit, i'd really like to have that "Biggest Loser" breakthrough moment on the scale. i'm still waiting... but in the meantime: see you tomorrow, Jillian!

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8 comments:

Amy said...

That stretch with Jillian is a true accomplishment - Those jumping jacks kill me! But it's so worth it if you're feeling Fantastic. Keep it going!

Kim Sue said...

love 5 minute Friday idea....

Leah said...

Doing the Shred is very dancey!

Also? I gave you an award. Go see! http://thewalmartgourmet.blogspot.com/2011/01/friday-mash-up.html

Crystal said...

GOOD JOB Lelly!!! So proud of you! I wish I were there to go for a run with ya! :) Keep up the good work.

Holly said...

You've been doing soooo great Lelly!! 20+ days of Jillian before a full, busy day of work is saying A LOT.

So happy you are feeling strong!!

The monkey bunch said...

Good job! 20 Days with Jillian is definitely an accomplishment. Even when I'm in shape she hurts me!

Alisha said...

Glad you are feeling stronger! That's such a good feeling.

I have to ask . . . did you swap soup?

I didn't. :( Maybe next year.

lelly said...

@alisha - i have not swapped soup... yet! but will soon :) You don't have to wait until next year!!