I hate exercise.
I don't like to be hot. I don't like to sweat. I've never played any sports, or been athletic in any form.
But I know that in order to be healthy, I need to exercise. Ugh.
When the weather's nice, I go for walks with my mom. But the excessive heat this summer has made that impossible. But I need to get some exercise, for the sake of my blood sugars and my sanity. I've belonged to a gym before, but I never went. So I don't want to join one again.
I decided to take a risk. At the recommendation of some fellow DOC ladies on twitter, I (gulp) purchased Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD.
Day 1, I thought I was going to die. The next day, I was popping ibuprofen and could barely move. Everything hurt.
Day 2, thought I was going to die. Everything still hurt.
Day 3. Hey, maybe I'm not going to die. Only some things hurt.
Day 4. Wow, I just did the whole 20 minutes without stopping. And I'm only a little sore.
I didn't expect to feel stronger after only four days. But I am. My muscles are already getting stronger. Getting through the routine is still really difficult. And I am so horribly out of shape.
But I think I can keep up with this. Losing weight is not my goal. Exercise is.
I can do this.
Please, please, please check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program! I am not a medical professional, nor am I endorsing everything Jillian Michaels does. This DVD is helping me meet my own personal exercise goals. And it's hard! Again, please check with your doctor before exercising. Thanks!