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June 04, 2009


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I'm very similar -- I'll think about exercising a lot, or start something for a few days, but then fall off the wagon. The best I ever did was last year when I did the Couch to 5K workout. I worked up from 1 minute of running at a time to 30 full minutes of running! Now, I was still at total sloth speed, so I still wasn't doing 5K in that time, but hey, at least I was running! Prior to that I thought it was something I just couldn't do.

I had to take all 3 kids on every run (1 in stroller, 2 on bikes or scooters), and that was horrible. They were constantly fighting, crashing, getting injured, and darting out into streets.

I ordered the 30-Day Shred at least a month ago from Netflix and still haven't even opened it. (This is giving me deja vu; sorry if I already made this exact comment at Parents.) I have never seen the Biggest Loser either, but I keep reading about the Shred on blogs. I too have some horrible cold, except mine comes with an ear infection rather than pink eye. The most I've done any night this week is make a very quick dinner. Otherwise I've just been lying on the couch after work. Maybe exercising will help kick it faster.

I lost about 8lbs doing Shred over the course of 2 months post partum last fall (And I didn't change my eating at all). But I only did it 3-4 days a week. I was too sore to do it EVERY SINGLE DAY. I don't know how people do it. Congrats for doing so many days in a row already.

I think one trick is to not set up really difficult plans--like doing something every single day--because when you just can't, you're more likely to feel like a failure. And that's never any good.

Small food changes and adding considerable exercise into your life will have you back in shape in no time! Go you!

I like the rule of not eating after 8. That is a good time of the day to stop the intake of calories. The balance between food and working out is need for full results. But it takes more effort to lose it through working out than not eating too many calories in the first place. Easier going into than coming off after they become apart of one's self.

I"m so glad we're doing the Shred! I've lost 3 pounds. I also had to skip 2 days because of an ear infection. Marcus said if I was too dizzy to walk up the stairs straight, I was not allowed to Shred. Jeez, he can be a party pooper.

The no eating after 8 thing has been much easier than I'd expected, and I think it's making a huge difference. (9pm used to be Oreo time.) I like having 20 minutes a day to just work on me.

We are going to be hawt.

Massive kudos to you for beginning just three months after having a baby. And thanks for encouraging me to join. Every time I walk up the stairs and my thighs burn like hell I curse your name. In love, of course. Wink wink.

I have been on Weight Watchers since April. I have been losing steam lately.... I understand where you are coming from sista!

Good for you! Keep up the good work! I have to exercise first thing in the morning or it doesn't get done. I applaud you for being able to do it after the kids are asleep.

I know Nintendo Wii systems aren't cheap, but we just ordered the new "Active; Personal Trainer" for which you don't need the Wii Fit Balance Board and both my husband and I are doing the 30-day workout. It rocks! A nice variety of muscle shaping exercises for both legs and arms so far. It's fun and before I know it, my workout is over. I really like the tennis. I thought I would hate the boxing, but I really enjoy it. I highly recommend it! (And thank goodness—no push ups ... yet, anyway) :) It's nice to hear your personal trainer give you positive feedback when you're doing a good job, and it shows the calories you are burning as you go. (You wear a strap on your leg and hold both Wii remotes in your hands or put one of them in a pocket on the leg strap so it keeps track of your exact movements.)

Anyway, not meaning to sound like a commercial here and I have no connection with either company, just a happy customer!

You go girl!!!! I wish you much success!
P.S. I love the way you wrote this post.

I started the Shred too. My life is too much chaos, but even in that I can commit to 20 minutes a day.

I was so surprised at what a fab workout it is for such a short period of time. I'm on day 8, and I've started to see results, which thrills me to no end.

Cool, good for you! I've heard good things about the 30 Day Shred, hopefully it'll work well for you! I've heard you're going to hate Jillian Michaels or whatever her name is, though. With a passion.

I realize you probably want more of a workout, but if you must take a day off, don't flog yourself for it. Just do some of that cleaning that has been piling up. I was surprised to find out how many calories you burn washing the floor, vacuuming, and doing general cleaning - it's more physical than you think - especially if you have stairs!

All I have to say is good on you and Hallefrickenluia for modified push-ups.

Do you really think a 20 minute workout is keeping you from being able to clean your house? I doubt it.

Charlotte: Hmmm. From the aggressive tone of your comment, I doubt you're interested in my answer, but I never said we don't clean at all. A general pick-up takes place every day, and the kitchen is almost always completely clean before we go to bed. It's just not as clean as it could be. I do appreciate your concern, though!

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