I've always been fortunate to be on the thin side. Sure, I try to watch what I eat, but I've never been much of an exerciser. Brian and I have always lifted weights (more in the cooler months rather than in the summer), but I've never been one for cardio.
I gained a few pounds after having Jake, but didn't really worry about it since all of my clothes still fit. Last year, I apparently hadn't put on one of my business suits in a while, and when I did, it did not fit at all. Reality set in. We started lifting weights again, but I wasn't seeing any results. We talked about the P90X workout, but that's a little further than I want to go with my exercise routine. There's a less intense version called P90, but that, too, seemed like too much of a commitment. Then, I heard about the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels (from the Biggest Loser show, which I have never watched, but apparently everyone else has). It seemed like it would fit both my schedule and my needs so I ordered it from Amazon and it arrived in the mail today.
Brian was anxious to start, so he came home early and we did day 1 before supper. What a workout! It was pretty tough, but I feel like I might actually get some results from this. Of course, I'm not quite sure how I'm going to do on day 2 seeing that I can no longer lift my arms above my head.
Assuming we see some results from this 30 day program, we're going to try to maintain said results by coming up with our own exercise regimen (mixing weights with cardio and a little yoga).
As much as I hate to admit it, I guess once you hit 40 exercise has to become part of the equation.