As some of you already know I have been trying to lose weight for a while now. After a freak stress induced weight loss last Spring/Summer I have packed on 30 pounds and I HATE it.
I'll admit that as much as I want to lose the weight I haven't been that motivated to do much about it except whine and complain and drink more Micholob Ultra Lime Beer and buy clothes that are 3 sizes larger then what I wore a year ago.
As luck would have it one of my neighbors is a personal trainer and aerobics instructor. She also happens to be expecting her 2nd baby:) I can't afford a personal trainer but I do have something to trade, photography. We have decided to barter our services! Personal Training for Portrait Sessions and Pictures!
Now I am accountable to someone other then myself...and I think it's going to work this time. She did a whole assessment and took all my measurements...eek! I'm using a great app on my iPhone called "Lose It" that helps me plan how much weight I want to lose each week and how many calories I can consume to meet those goals along with all kinds of exercise!
I'm also scheduling regular workouts for myself including cardio, strength training, and Yoga.
Last night she had me do this DVD since I have so little time to schedule workouts. It's a 20 minute video with Jillian Michaels that packs Cardio, Strength Training, and Abs into 20 minutes of pure hell!
I loved it and I can feel the soreness in my body today that tells me I have been out of shape for way to long. If you are trying to get in shape for bathing suit season you should give this a try. You'll also need a set of 5 pound weights. (Somehow 5 pounds feels like 50 once you are 10 minutes into this DVD)