I still remember the desperation I felt when the baby weight was not coming off. I had tried various options and had even worked out most days in April and did not lose any weight. I am so glad I had to go through all the struggle of losing the weight because through that journey I discovered a workout system that I could commit to for life. I finally found my style of working out. If not for all the failed attempts, I might never have figured out that I LOVE working out.
I did not realize today was the anniversary, otherwise I would have done the 30 Day shred for old time's sake. Instead, I did Jillian's Six week 6-Pack level 1. It was a good workout though I do have to modify some of the exercises that hurt my joints. It's amazing to me that almost a year ago, I almost gave up the 30 Day Shred because my joints couldn't handle the jumping jacks, high knees, jumprope, etc. I recall crying on the couch because my knees and ankles would not cooperate during my 3rd or 4th workout. I was so distraught that I had finally found something I loved and I could not physically do most of the cardio moves. Thankfully, I realized that cardio is cardio and I ended up modifying that portion of the circuits by hopping on my elliptical. I still do that when necessary.
Workout quote of the week (see the connection): "Don't let what you can't do interfere with what you can do" – John Wooden, UCLA Basketball Coach