Thank you for all your comments yesterday – I’m glad I’m not the only one who sometimes just wants the workout to be over!
I think this is around the time when I last did the DVD that I quit. After four days, level two is still a challenge. I still can’t hold a lot of the plank moves, so I don’t feel like I’m getting everything out of the work out. And while I was lamenting this, while doing whichever move I was quietly cursing, Jillian herself said, “God knows this isn’t fun.” And she went onto to talk about results, about having a fit and toned body.
I have to be honest: it’s sort of about results for me, but mostly it’s that I know I need to incorporate physical activity into my life. I wore a pedometer to work the other day, and when I was done, after working for eight hours, I’d gone less than 40000 steps. The 20-minute workout with Jillian jump-starts my day, and at least I’ve done something before I sit in a desk chair all day.
There are more fun ways to get exercise. I will always pick working out with a friend over doing something solo. I will always pick a family bike ride or hike over working out in front of my television. But at 6 a.m. on a Thursday, with two kids asleep upstairs, The 30 Day Shred gets the job done.
What would you rather do than a workout DVD?