A Jillian Michaels Resolution

Without a doubt the world’s most popular new years resolution has to be to lose the lbs or to become healthier in one way or another and I am a total sucker.  Every year I resolve to either exercise every day, drink unearthly amounts of water, not eat sugar, and every year undoubtedly fail.

This year I am trying to be a little more realistic.  I am trying to learn that I can’t do everything, and that I shouldn’t set goals that I know I cannot maintain.  I find one of the hardest challenges with exercise is time.  I have so much going on in my day I don’t want to spend an hour working out plus the time to and from the gym.

Enter Jillian.

The woman is insane, and her workouts are only 20 mins.  Sure, I might want to kill myself during those 20 minutes, but Jillian’s words of “A 400 lb person can do this and so can you!” somehow pushes me through.  When it’s over I feel like I’ve spent hours at the gym.  30-Day shred is my favorite of her DVD’s so far and right now is only $6.99 at Amazon.

Another favorite and quick workout is running.  Nothing beats how you feel when you are done with a run.  It is mightly cold outside so I asked Santa for some gloves like THESE from Target:

Thanks Santa!  I also found a pair of running compression tights in my closet after Christmas saying “To Emily, From Emily”, I guess I knew I would need some major compression after all those feasts!

Hopefully these few attempts will keep me moving, wish me luck!

What are you trying new this year to keep your goals?


5 Responses to “A Jillian Michaels Resolution”

  1. Breanne Says:

    Hi Emily! Mela told me about your blog and I love it! I also love Jillian’s workout video and that is my new year’s resolution, too. Good luck!-Breanne

  2. LB Says:

    Good luck with your goals! Eating healthy and moving are also on my 2012 goal list. I’ll have to purchase Jillian’s DVD. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Sabrina Says:

    Lets go running!

  4. terri Says:

    Can a 61 year old woman keep up with Jillian’s workout? There needs to be some serious changes by May 2012 (says she siting eating English chocolate for breakfast!)

  5. Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook Says:

    good luck with the new routine! i generally have that goal every year too (and fail miserably) but i think if i can get some yoga in once in a while then i’m making an improvement! baby steps right?!