Post Vacation 30 Day Shred

by - August 23, 2014


Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

Here I go again. As I've mentioned before I was recently away for a month and I mostly just ate and drank my weight in carbs. A few years ago that would not have been a problem but these days it totally is! While I was away I did run on the treadmill at my cousins place a few times and went to LA Fitness for a week straight thanks to a weekly pass but I totally ignored my own membership at 24 Hour Fitness. I actually ended up putting it on hold because I didn't want to spend money on something I wasn't going to use.

Fast Forward to today though. I'm back home and need to get myself back in shape. I gain weight easy and gained 13lbs while away. EEK! The only reason I'm not freaking out over it is because I was on vacation and nothing beats bagels and pizza in NYC. Nothing.

But I'm back now and I need to get on track. I'm starting things off with a 3 day liquid diet/cleanse where I'll be drinking juices made up primarily of things that will help flush out my system and I have a roasted red pepper and tomato soup that I made to enjoy for dinner so that I don't go to bed starving. I'm also going to drink tons and tons of water as well as make my favorite detox juice with a twist: adding some dandelion tea because of it's detoxifying properties.

Today, August 23nd, I weigh 160 lbs and hope to get that down by flushing out my system and kicking my workouts into high gear. My goal is to be at my "clothes fitting weight" of 143 lbs sooner rather than later.

Day 1 of the 30 Day Shred was awful. I was only able to do 10 of the 20 minutes because my legs were burning instantly but this was after a 25 min/2 mile run so I'm not beating myself up over it. I'm sore for sure but it's going to be well worth it since I hate doing weights at the gym because everyone wants to be my trainer and I'm just not into that. I plan on doing the shred and cardio interchangeably, or together, depending on my mood.

Wish me luck guys! Posting my weight on the web only means one thing: I mean business!!!

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