Day 1 – November Fitness Challenge

It looks like I need to invest in a new dvd player as the overly basic one that is in the house has no remote control. I was geared up ready to get my workout on only to find I could not navigate the dvd menu not even manually. Thankfully my laptop was able to sit on the sofa and help me out. Not sure I can cope 30 days like this at all.

So today I did level one of 30 Day shred. It starts off okay than becomes more repetitive and intense. I was not able to find my exercise matt which something tells me someone has thrown away. I will have another look for it before having to pay out for another. The floor exercises where always going to be a pain in the back for me. I am assuming its my pelvic or hip bum or spine tail end whatever. Anyway its the bottom of my spine and above my bum that bit always feels tender when I lie down on a hard surface. I used my hands to add extra cushion which seemed to work out fine. Jumping jacks were not easy. I had to do some momentary poses.

So my fitness levels definitely need turning up.  But I did it, I made a start now the real challenge begins perseverance.

November Fitness Challenge

I have decided that I need a fitness challenge. Namely because I slack way too much when it comes to exercise. So before I can justify buying anymore fitness dvd’s I will be using ones I own and of course Youtube. To begin my challenge I will be embarking on the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. It claims to help you lose up to 20lbs in 30 days. One of my friends has completed this workout and currently re-doing it.

Amazon tells me I have had this DVD in my possession since 2011. Yep procrastination is real. My first aim is to make it past day 2. This routine involves back exercises which can be uncomfortable for me. I am praying I can find my exercise matt otherwise that will be yet another item to buy back the someone has binned.

My fitness challenge starts 2 November 2013, Not sure if I should do a daily blog or weekly as yet. If for any reason I am not able to complete the challenge I still must have achieved at least 25 days of exercise using the many other dvd’s I have. So pray for me the fitness challenge starts tomorrow with the 30 Day Shred.

FYI: Food is not the focus, exercise is. Once exercise is back in my life as a standard routine like brushing your teeth in the morning than will concentrate more on food. I am keen to give clean eating a serious go. But first let me move some more,

Erm Yeah

So I have not blogged in a while. I have been so busy doing no fitness focus that I stayed away. This year is almost a quarter of the way done. Which means I need to get back on track fast. My friends are not convinced that I should buy any more fitness videos but I am. However the cost is delaying me even though you can pay in instalments. A while back I wanted to get insanity but after looking at many videos I decided I was not insane enough to justify buying it. Beachbody do have two other dvd’s I would love to purchase. The 1st being Turbo Fire. I am inspired to buy this one after watching Youtuber DivaSlimsDown amazing weight loss journey. She has lost just under 200 lbs of weight through improved diet and exercise. I recommend you check out her before and after videos.┬áThe other Beachbody workout I am considering is Slim in 6, though I think I would get on better with Turbo Fire.

I joined MyFitnessPal but for last few months have not made any entries. I plan to start again by next week. You can follow me on there username is SoFitandLush. If you use MyFitnessPal let me know your username so I can be inspired or suggest to me some people to follow.