So I kind of fell off the wagon when it comes to working out. See, before my wedding I was up to running 5 miles about four to five times a week and watching what I ate. I had motivation though - a dress to fit into. Since last June though, it's been falling apart. I carried it through the summer pretty well, but allowed myself to eat a little more loosely (ice cream here, a cookie there etc.) Then winter came. I hate running outside in the cold so I was relegated to my treadmill. I just can't run as long on the treadmill - I get bored. Even with a tv. Then I got sick. Four times!! I've had four colds - or the same one four times, I can't tell - this season. That really hasn't helped me stay on a workout schedule.
So I bought the 30-day shred DVD a while ago and have been haphazardly doing it on and off for about a month now. This week though I decided to start my new "Get In Shape For Cabo" plan. We booked a trip to Cabo San Lucas for May so now, like my wedding, I have a goal to shoot for - a brand new bikini for Mexico. Or bust. And bust I will...literally.
Here's my plan: the 30-Day shred DVD has three workouts that increase in intensity and difficulty known as Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 (That Jillian Michaels is a marketing genius!). Anyway, over the next 6 weeks I will complete each level along with running intervals. Why am I doing it this way? Well I don't know. It just sounds good. And week 5 and 6 sound like they will really kick my ass. But I will get it done. I feel like putting it on my blog will hold me to it. I'll update twice-weekly on my progress as well. And I even took my measurements yesterday (meaning bust, waist and hips) to see how many inches I "shred". Drumroll please....here's the schedule:
Week 1 and 2:
Monday - Level 1 of 30-Day Shred, Run 1 mile
Tuesday - Level 1 of 30-Day Shred, Run 2 miles
Wednesday - Level 1 of 30-Day Shred, Run 3 miles
Thursday - Level 1 of 30-Day Shred, Run 2 miles
Friday - Level 1 of 30-Day Shred, Run 1 mile
Week 3 and 4:
Monday - Level 2 of 30-Day Shred, Run 2 miles
Tuesday - Level 2 of 30-Day Shred, Run 3 miles
Wednesday - Level 2 of 30-Day Shred, Run 4 miles
Thursday - Level 2 of 30-Day Shred, Run 3 miles
Friday - Level 2 of 30-Day Shred, Run 2 miles
Week 5 and 6 (otherwise known as Hell Week!):
Monday - Level 3 of 30-Day Shred, Run 3 miles
Tuesday - Level 3 of 30-Day Shred, Run 4 miles
Wednesday - Level 3 of 30-Day Shred, Run 5 miles
Thursday - Level 3 of 30-Day Shred, Run 4 miles
Friday - Level 3 of 30-Day Shred, Run 3 miles
Notice how Wednesday is the capstone of the workouts? I will literally be getting over a hump on humpday. So this morning I completed Day 2 of Week 1. Only 3 days and 5 weeks to go. Holy Cabo Wabo Batman! Wish me luck...