Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's a year for me!

I'm really excited about this year and all that I plan to do for myself! I'm totally focused on myself, trying to make this the year for me. Sure I've just had a baby and obviously it's going to be ALOT about him but I am still really hoping to do things for me!

One of these things - as simple as it seems is to make sure that when we are going somewhere I make time to get ready! So many times we're heading somewhere and by the time I have all the things we need for the trip and everyone else ready I don't have time to get myself ready. I probably didn't get to shower, do my hair and I'll probably be applying my make up in the car! This year i've decided this won't happen anymore! I need the time to beautify myself! This really just means I have to delegate some of the tasks required to get everyone else ready! Shouldn't be to bad - I need to learn how to ask for help!

I am also really focused on getting healthy - the original reason for my blog right? So I've started working out (again). I definitely don't have the time to go to the gym so I looked around online to find something I might like. Turns out "Jillian Michaels 30 day shred" has some amazing reviews. I read that it's a hell of a workout but you get results! Just what I was looking for! I started last Thursday and should be doing it everyday for 30 days. I have done it twice! I know I know not a great start but I we so sore after the first two days that I was scared I might actually hurt myself if I did it again. Today i will be doing day three!

It's a pretty simple process - work out for 30 days, 20 minutes each day. There are three levels and you should spend at least 10 days at each level. Once you feel comfortable at level 1 go to 2 and stay there until you are comfortable to advance to level three. Jillian micheals is the instructor and includes two other trainer with her that each focus on different levels, one modified exercises (for beginners) and a second trainer for more advance technique. She starts with a simple warm up, 3 minutes of cardio followed by 2 minutes of strength, then 1 minute of abdominal work (3 times) plus a few good stretches at the end! It's fantastic!

You can read more about Jillian and her 30 day shred here

I plan on posting my measurements and weight on here now that I'm actively looking to loose some. In the meantime know that I'm already down about 5 pounds! Yippee!

Also stay tuned because I am working on a blog post on how exercise and diet can affect breastfeeding! If you have any stories about how exercise or diet may have dropped your supply please feel free to email me with your story!

Thanks for all the support! Looking forward to sharing all my stories, reviews, etc. with you in 2011!!

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1 comment:

  1. Be careful with exercising. I can't wait to see updates and posts here. I know how hard it is with 2 little ones that is for sure. Great to hear that you are going to make time for yourself. Moms tend to set what we need and want to the wayside when we have kids (which is ok to a point) but we also need to take care of ourselves too! Love you!