Happy Monday! How was the weekend? Yours truly spent most of the weekend cleaning cupboards. Party animal right here!
this was in the cupboard.
Okay, okay. No, my cupboards did not open an Alice in Wonderland-like experience for me, though, I am certain if I got into any of my cupboards, I would hallucinate. So, yes, I really lived life to the fullest this past weekend.
In case you’re keeping track, or not for that matter, I am getting married in 17 days. O. M. G. Am I ready for this? Errr, no. I mean I am absolutely ready to become married to my wonderful fiance, but there’s still a LOT to do. One of the things I have to buckle down on is making sure my dress fits! I have not done the best the past couple of weeks with my diet or workout schedule. I have, however, managed to help my mother lose 12 pounds. Awesome, right? So I have committed to two things over the next two weeks:
- To become a Move It Monday ambassador
- Complete, my homegirl, Jillian Micheal’s One Week Shred (yeah, just the name hurts…)
Move It Monday
Move It Monday is an international campaign which encourages people of all fitness levels to get moving each week starting on Mondays. They offer fitness routines, tips, and inspiration to help individuals, worksites, schools, and communities incorporate exercise into their weekly routines.
I have already expressed how motivating I find Mondays to be ; they are great. Monday is your clean slate, new beginning, etc. So, what would be better to do on a Monday than to make a pledge that you will start your week off right by exercising? Not much, my friends! You don’t have to start training for a triathlon; exercise can be a walk, taking the stairs all day instead of the elevator, trying a fitness class (um, ZUMBA is really fun, ahem), or anything that gets you moving. Check out Move It Monday’s website and become an ambassador yourself to inspire and help others get healthy. C’mon y’all, it’s the month of giving!
One Week Shred
If you’re like me, you have a love/hate relationship with Jillian Michaels. I mostly love her though. I think that she’s effective, motivating, and an overall genuine health and fitness professional. With that being said …as Jillian would say, her “shred” series is off the chain! I don’t know if you have ever tried her 30 Day Shred, Shred It With Weights, or Shed and Shred, but if you haven’t, homegirl works you out!
I, for one, am delighted that Jills put out her latest
torture dvd: One Week Shred. This latest video is two (approximately) 30 minute workouts to be done each day, for 7 days. Jillian claims if you follow her meal plan and the workout schedule and give it your all (whatever that might be) you can lose up to 7 pounds in 7 days. It ain’t a cake walk. Mmmm I’m going to talk about cake this week, but as far as this workout goes; it is challenging!
The 30 minute workouts are comprised of a morning session of resistance training, where you will need weights between 5-10 pounds and a mat, and an evening session of cardio where you will be dripping with sweat for sure. I just completed my morning resistance training session and I felt it. Boy, did I ever! I am going to stick with it through next week and see if Jillian can really deliver what she claims she can!
If you would like to take the challenge along with me, you can rent the One Week Shred for 7 days here via Amazon instant for $3.99. I’m a trainer, and I can tell you, that is a PHENOMENAL rate for a week’s worth of sessions!
Whatever your goals are, be it a wedding (ahem), reunion, holiday party, improved strength and confidence, or because you want to jump start your weight loss journey; you can take the initiative to put this into action each and every day. Monday is great place to start!
Here’s to you and your Monday!!!
How did you “move it” this Monday?