30 Day Shred
Good: I like the different levels, and when I say levels I refer to 1 and 2 because 3 is EVIL and I did 1/2 of it. The different options seem to ensure that it doesn't get too boring. It is a lot of cardio smooshed into 27 minutes (I will get to the minute thing in the BAD) and well, you gotta love that. I did notice that the cardio was getting easier and that my legs and arms got stronger. Unfortunately, I did not measure so I have no idea if inches were lost.
BAD: They lie and it is not 20 minutes it is 27. The first time I did it I was at 19 minutes and thrilled to be almost done and that is when the betrayal was realized. Hmm, so not cool, Jillian! Speaking of Jillian, she needs to invest in some more supportive work out gear (watch and you will know of what I speak). She also uses annoying phrases like "phone it in" all.the.time. I also did NOT lose the "up to 20 lbs" in a month. I didn't plan to but hoped for maybe 1/2 that. NOPE. I am guessing that I had to change my eating habits. Who knew?? O.K. I did :) Bummer!
All in all it is a great work out and one that I will continue but not daily because it is a little hard on the joints and I have to start training for a 5k that I promised Steph I would do with her. It is in 1 month. Pray for me!
Big Boy Beds
After almost selling my children on Craigslist for a REALLY GOOD DEAL they decided to succumb to staying in their beds. So we only had ONE really, really, really, (you get the picture or should I add one more? O.k.) REALLY bad nap time and we haven't had any more problems. I don't know what happened I am just glad that it did.
Since I last posted I have also turned 33! I cannot believe it. The boys didn't get the memo yesterday that it was Mommy's Birthday so it was a pretty rough day. Alex and Eli are both getting BOTH of their lower canine teeth and it is NOT going well. I tried to call Jared to beg him to relieve me (which I have NEVER, not even in the infant stage, done unless it was a medical emergency) but our phone, cable and internet were not working. How does one survive this you may ask???? I hopped in the car and headed to my sisters where she somehow managed to cheer me up with caffeine, chocolate and one of our favorite shows that she had dvr'd. God bless her! I found it interesting that once in the car Alex was fine. Not a tear, not a whine, FINE!
On the way home I dropped off a video at the library which upset Eli because we didn't go in and he cried the remainder of the way home UNTIL we saw the train and he stopped. Then the train passed by and he cried because the train was done. I tried to explain that I don't personally control the train but he didn't care and he was ticked!
So there you have it, I just thought you might like to see what I am up against because I often focus on the fun and for good reason BUT let me tell you there are some challenging days that leave me gasping for air! :)