I have been SO incredibly sore this week that I have barely been able to walk... let me just say- I don't hate it! Why do I tend to easily forget how much better I feel when I take a little time to squeeze in some exercise. I think I have pretty much used the excuse, "I don't have time," for over a year now and let's just face it. That baby kangaroo-ish pouch on my stomach isn't going to disappear or tone itself up on it's own. It takes some will power and effort.
Since forcing myself to start that first video...I have experienced better sleep, more energy, and have a sense of personal accomplishment at the end of the day. Even better? That little pooch in my stomach is toning up just after joining Jillian for a minimum of three workouts.
When I first started doing Jillian videos, about five years ago...I thought you have got to be kidding me. Who can suffer through this torture!? Nonetheless, I stuck with her. I guess it had something to do with the challenge and how good I felt after I completed one of her workouts. Or maybe I loved tuning into the mental part of the workout where your mind tells you to quit, but you fight that negativity and push through to the end because you know you can. You realize you are strong enough. So empowering... not just after a workout, but in life as well! I can honestly say, I was in the best shape of my life when I regularly did her workouts before I became pregnant with Cam. So here's to summer! I'm ready to do this;)
I tried to start the "June with Jillian" challenge last year, but with a newborn...who had day and night confusion resulting in minimal sleep for this mommy-it was just absolutely unrealistic. These days- we have somewhat of a schedule going and I am able (yes, no longer making excuses) to squeeze in a workout during evening nap time or just after he goes to sleep. And for those days when neither are viable? We will just go for a run:) Mommy = flexibility.
So far, I have exercised with Jillian 4 of the 5 days of June. I'm not going to challenge myself with something unrealistic...and hey, if I don't meet the goal then the world's not going to come falling down. My goal is to workout at least 5 times a week throughout the month of June. I'm ready to get the old Cassidy back. I'm ready for a little me time;) If any of you would like to join...I'd love some company;)