How did it go? It’s been a month since we started out Jillian Michaels challenge, is anyone still out there doing it with me?
I would love to hear some feedback from you! What did you think of the workout? How did it make you feel? Did you see any changes in your body in the past month?
I had some stomach bug all last week and had no energy for working out. Two days I went on a walk and that about killed me! I was so sad to miss the last week of the challenge. But feeling a little under the weather reminded me of something really really important. Give yourself a break! Cut yourself some slack! As hard as we try, life throws us a curve ball sometimes. I was so bummed that I couldn’t do it the last week, it really bothered me. But I had to remind myself that that is just how life is. We have good intentions to be healthier, to eat better, to workout more, etc. And then we get sick or get injured and can’t exercise. We go crazy at a bbq or party and eat ALL the bags of chips. (Oh wait, am I the only one that does that??) We have a crazy day running the kids around and go through the drive through on the way home rather than make dinner. None of that matters. Do you hear me? None of it! What matters is what you do the next day or the next time.
I was finally feeling mostly better yesterday. It was a crazy day and when I was getting Olivia ready for bed I thought I should do 30 Day Shred. So I hit play on the DVD player so it would be all queued up. Once I put her to bed I kept trying to talk myself out of it. I gave myself a good talking to and went and got changed and told myself that I needed this. I needed to get back on track. So I did it and after I was done I was tired and sweaty but it felt good. And I was so glad that I did it. I also decided I am going to keep doing this workout 2-3 times a week. It’s a good mixture of everything and it’s short but makes me work hard.
So all of you out there, keep it up! If you get off track a couple of days or a week or even a couple of months that’s ok. It doesn’t matter in the long run. Just dust yourself off and get back on track. Yesterday doesn’t matter as much as today does so just do it. Get up and keep working on your goals and I know you will be glad that you did.