With Thanksgiving next week (I know it’s late this year but I’m still all how is it Thanksgiving already?!) and Christmas right around the corner, I figured now was the perfect time to get my butt into gear as we glide our way into the oh-so-tricky holiday season.
Given my extreme love and adoration for Ms. Jillian Michaels, that means that this week I loaded up my Ripped in 30 video and got to work. Her 3-2-1 program — Three minutes of strength, two minutes of cardio and one minute of abs — is so perfect because I like doing all of those things but I would not want to do any of them for thirty minutes straight so this way I get a full body workout in a way that keeps me from getting bored.
Ohhhhh, Jillian. It’s amazing how much damage you can do in thirty minutes.
She suggests doing her Ripped in 30 workout 5-6 days a week which is easily something I can keep up with. Of course, then comes the question of which day(s) to take off.
This ended up being one of those situations where my body decided for me. I was good Monday and Tuesday with the routine. Wednesday morning I had my 6:30 am spin class and one of the things I love is that my upper body gets worked out as well, which is great, except when I got home that evening and started to do the arm circle warm up my muscles were on fire and basically telling me Oh hell no.
So. That settles that. No Jillian Michaels on days I spin.
This isn’t my first time doing Ripped in 30 (although, now that I think about it I don’t know if I ever actually made it to week 4 last time) but this is the first time I’ve taken measurements. I measured Waist, Hips, and Bust and it will be interesting to see if there are any changes by the end.
What’s your game plan for staying on track during the holidays?
Love from the ashes,