It's time to stop messing around and get serious about losing the weight. The time is now
and I am the person who has to do the work.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Anybody for a litttle Summer Shred?

I write a series over at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans called The Older Sister.  It's geared toward the ladies there who aren't in their 20's and 30's anymore, but still includes everyone. 
 We are starting a summer challenge today.  We are doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.  I thought maybe we could all use a little help getting our summer body in kick butt form and Jillian is just the girl to help us. The challenge is simple (but hard!) 

We will begin June 1st and end June 30th. (Sorry for the last minute notice!)
Equipment needed for the DVD- hand weights. If you are new to exercising, you will want to start with 2 lb or 3 lb weights. Medium to high level of fitness, you will want 5 lb or 8 lb weights. I found that I used different weights depending on the exercise. Of course, you will need comfortable clothes to wear while you exercise and maybe a mat if you have hardwood/tile floors.
The DVD is only about 25 minutes long- that includes warm up AND cool down. However, the time in between the warm up and cool down is TOUGH and will have you dripping with sweat and wishing for a break. There is a warm up of a few minutes, then three circuits. Each circuit is made up of three minutes strength training, two minutes cardio and one minute ab work. No breaks, no stopping. It is AWESOME and painful, but it’s a good kind of pain. The painful feeling of accomplishment.
So, what do you say?  Who's with me?????