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Day 1 Jillian Michaels BodyShred

Today is Day 1 of Jillian Michaels' BodyShred!!

I got up bright and early (Hello 4:30 AM!) and took my weight and measurements. I'll be taking pics after I write this post. Though I won't post them until the end of the program. Just not feeling it right now :) Then, I did workout 1! 

AND only had to modify the push-ups, woohoo!

First, the numbers:

Beginning BodyShred Stats

Weight 197.4
Right Bicep 13
Bust 44
Waist 37
Hips 45
Right Calf 15

Not going to lie, I did NOT expect to see that number on the scale. I expected it to read somewhere between 188 and 192. But, there it is. Fruit of my poor choices lately. Funny thing though, instead of feeling horrible about myself as I would have in the past, I felt motivated. Line. Drawn. In. SAND. Starting line!

As I took my weight and measurements this morning, then looked myself in the mirror anticipating before pics, I felt no self loathing. Instead I'm just being very honest and real with myself. Real about where I am and real about where…

Knowing vs Doing

There was a time in my life when I didn't know how to live healthy. A time when I didn't know how to listen to my body and give it what it needs to thrive. I didn't know that grains and white potatoes make me feel like crap. I didn't know I needed more water and less Sugarfree Rock Star to get through the afternoon. I didn't know how great taking care of myself and making good choices could make me feel. I didn't know my body was capable of working out hard, capable of running for miles and miles, capable period! I didn't know.

Fortunately I took the time (let's be real, it was years) to figure these things out. To research. To learn. To experiment with what works best for me. And now I know...

If only that was all it took!

You see, I know, but I'm not doing.

I'm not doing the things it takes to take care of my body. I'm not drinking enough water. I'm not running. I'm not lifting weights. I'm not working out at all. I'm not reach…

Hype or Help: Jillian Michaels BodyShred

I first heard about Jillian Michaels' new program BodyShred from a twitter friend. Excitement doesn't begin to describe my response; I couldn't get to the BodyShred site fast enough! After perusing the site a bit and reading about the program I decided THIS is exactly what I need right now! Jillian workouts are among my favorites and I had great results from her Body Revolution program pre-baby. A new Jillian program?! Yes. Please.

I've wandered pretty far off track with our move from Colorado to Idaho. My weight loss and fitness were not a priority (I know, I know, you'd think I'd learn...) During the move my eating was pretty good, but workouts didn't happen. AT. ALL. I think I went 3 weeks (maybe 4?) without working out once. Then, once we arrived in Idaho (while we wait for our CO house to sell) we rented a tiny house with a small yard and I'm finding myself very sedentary without the land, animals, chores, garden, daily goat hikes... I don't eve…