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CHEETARA79 Posts: 3,915
8/22/11 2:34 P

I agree that you should switch it up. I know you promised yourself to stick with the 30 Day Shred till September but cut yourself some slack. Make a new promise to do some kind of exercise 30 minutes a day (or whatever you choose) until your cutoff date in September.

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8/22/11 2:04 P

I agree - switch it up so you have something to look forward to. Doing the same thing every single workout is BORING.

8/22/11 1:32 P

Ok you are where I was and still find myself at times. The #1 thing that i have found that helps me stay motivated is to workout while i watch TV,Hulu,Netflix. You name it. I like to find videos on youtube! There are so many great workout there. Talk to your friends about it. Brag to yourself in the mirror about how awesome you did these last few wekks. Voice your worries to yourself out loud and then brush off. You can do this. You might find yourself not working out for a month or 2 as I have found myself. But I know you will not give up on yourself. Because this is for you! Down time is ok. But never give up on yourself! I love Leslie Sansone and I have many of her DVD's but at times I find it boring watching and hearing the same thing over and over again, even if it is motivational. So just do your walks while you watch a tv show you really love. And remember that every 15 minutes you walk is about 1 mile. I just walked 4 miles watching Extreme Home Makeover about and hour ago. I like to look up maybe 5 minute exercises that i can do in no time. Feeling like I am learing something new. It is a fantastic thing when you finally find yourself motivated almost all the time. (It took me months to get here) but it is worth it! You are worth it! If you do not want to workout with Jillian Michaels today then don't. You will get results if you do another exercise! You got this!

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8/22/11 1:24 P

If I were doing the same thing day after day, I'd get pretty bored too. Exercise should be fun because when we enjoy doing something, we look forward to doing that something each and every day.

How about mixing in some daily walks with the Shred DVD ? Or try another DVD. No one says you have to do the Shred every day for 30 days. Do other workouts that mix up your routine.

I enjoy taking daily walks as part of my regular exercise. Why not take a walk ? There are members who will tell you how they lost 100+ pounds just by walking and watching what they ate. How about getting a set of resistance bands and doing some strength training exercises while you watch your favorite TV shows ?

You could ride a bike, take dance lessons, learn a martial art, play softball, roller skate, work in your yard, swim, play tennis, hike, etc... it's all good.

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8/22/11 1:17 P

I have been doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred level 1 every Monday-Saturday since August 1, and over the past several days my motivation has been dying. I have absolutely no energy, and I end up "phoning it in" instead of giving it the same amount out of effort I did at first.

I'm still not at a level physically where I can move up to level 2- especially when I'm struggling with level 1.

I'm also torn because I made a promise to myself that I would continue with level 1 until September 5 and then move onto level 2 for a month and then level 3. I even have a set of rewards for each level (a book per level).

I'm wondering if I should try switching up my workout routine and try different videos to try to boost my motivation? I have a number of Leslie Sansone DVDs here.

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