So I’ve been repeatedly admitting on this ol’ blog that my exercise regime has been steadily waning. Call it a perfect storm: increased work load, the onset of winter (we’ve already had snow/slush/ice and that really puts a damper on running), perpetual social engagements revolving around food…you get the idea. Add a toddler who now views extended periods in her stroller as a reenactment of medieval torture, and there are some obvious reasons I’ve slacked off.
Thankfully, the hubby came through with an early Christmas surprise, gifting me with this sucker:
See, last year, when we started on this lets-lose-weight-and-get-healthy train, I dove right in to using the 30-Day Shred. Aside from finding Jillian Michaels mildly annoying, I liked the videos. But the main downfall – I had no equipment. When I was doing jumping jacks on our laminate floor I was slipping and sliding around like a fool; I had no small hand weights for the various exercises/poses that call for them. So basically, I was pseudo-exercising (and still barely making it through the workout…how pitiful is that).
After a few weeks of aforementioned suffering I made a comment, in passing, that I desperately needed a workout mat. At that point, the weather improved and we started walking/running outside and I forgot all about this request. But my dear, sweet hubby took it to heart, and unbeknownst to me, has been looking around for a good deal on a set for months now.
He scored this week, and we each exchanged an early Christmas gift (to me the workout gear; to him a set of non-slip ice grippers for our winter walks – how romantic, eh).
So, tonight will mark my re-entry into the 30-Day Shred. I’ll let you know how it goes. If nothing else, Abby LOVES playing with the weights…so one of us will be fit by the end of it.
Linking up with The Domestic Wannabe for Move It Mondays
PS. I did do one 5K run+2K walk, and several other 2-3K walks this week, so all is not lost. I suppose I should note, however, that after the run+walk combo, I did go out for all-you-can-eat sushi.