My friend had never seen or heard of P90X before. She was mesmerized and slightly amused by it. I, on the other hand, have actually watched the whole infomercial many times... usually at the gym while running on the treadmill and thinking about how I should really be doing all of the crazy strength and resistance exercises they do in P90X. Anyway, I digress.
After watching for a few minutes, my friend turned to me and said "Of course they're ripped and in shape, who wouldn't be after doing that for 90 days!" So it got me thinking, is she right? If I were to really consistently workout for a consecutive period of time, is it a given that I would be toned and have the 6 pack abs and long lean legs I have always longed for? It's time to test this theory out.
Since I don't want to shell out $120 for P90x and don't realistically have 60-90 minutes of free time every day for the next few months, I opted for something a little more wallet and time friendly. For the next 30 days, I'm going to do the 30 Day Shred dvd from Jillian Michaels (yes, the trainer from the Biggest Loser). It promises "amazing results" and the possibility of losing up to 20lbs after just 30 days. The workouts are only 20 minutes long (no excuses for not being able to fit them in) and, the best part, it only cost me $10.99!
I took a BEFORE picture and I wanted to post it today but I'm not quite brave enough for that yet. So, at the end of the 30 Day Shred, I will post my BEFORE and AFTER photos for comparison. If getting healthy and fit wasn't motivation enough, posting an AFTER photo that doesn't show any improvement would be pretty disheartening... So here goes nothing (or possibly 20 lbs)! Who's with me?
If you're up for your own 30 day challenge, take a before and after photo and keep track of your progress. Then, share your results with me at the end of the 30 days and your story may be featured in the Fresh Equation blog and newsletter.
Thanks for visiting and have a healthy day!
PS- I was also motivated to take on this challenge by my sister, Meg, who just completed 30 days of Bikram Yoga. I am so proud of and inspired by her! Stay tuned for a guest blog post from Meg chronicling her experience.