Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. Jillian comes out in her girl next door sweats, acting all sweet like she's your new best friend. That's minute one. She verbally abuses you for the last twenty seven minutes. The actual workout is a different kind of abuse. Yet, she still earned a spot on Products I Love. Because, even though I'm convinced Jillian's the Devil and the levels 1/2/3 that make up this video are the first 3 circles of Hell, it works.
She's sweet. Sacchariferous. That sounds like a candy-coated dinosaur, doesn't it? That's Jillian. Candy coated to lure you in, then she eats you alive.
I'm an emotional eater.
I know the difference; however, sometimes there are caramel delights around when I'm having a stressful week.
It's been that kind of week. I went into Wednesday with 3 unopened boxes of caramel delight cookies and said goodbye to Friday with maybe a few coconut crumbs left in between the couch cushions.
Yup, I ate 3 boxes of caramel delights in 3 days. I'm not proud, especially since I'm still trying to lose those pesky "last 10" pounds from the year long weight loss effort that was my 2011.
Why are those 10 pounds so hard? I lost 60 pounds in the first half of 2011. I maintained in the second half of 2011 and even said goodbye to 7 more fluffy pounds. I went into 2012 with the goal to lose the last 10 - 15 pounds.
February 10th and the number on the scale hasn't changed. Well, it changes. It goes up and down the same 2 or 3 pounds depending on my week.
Physically and emotionally, I felt bad this morning after finishing off those cookies. So, naturally, I spent some time looking through the fitness section of Pinterest, including my own Get Fit board. Then I was like, what am I doing? Looking at fitness pins is not going to make me lose 10 pounds. I have excellent muscle tone in my pinning finger, yes, but that isn't helping the fact that I pulled out the next size up in jeans this morning.
Speaking of those jeans, funniest thing happened. I had just cried to my Facebook friends about being out of caramel delights... woe is me, let me put on my fat jeans today, so I'm not reminded of my weakness every time I sit down in my too tight jeans. I put on the jeans, pushed the pockets in, and found some washed bills. Ohhh! Cash money! I opened them up and counted to 4. My very first thought was, How funny, just enough for another box of Girl Scout cookies. My second thought was, $4, yes! Where are the nearest Girl Scouts hawking cookies outside of a store?
Thankfully I remembered this pin before I found my car keys. This is the idea... set a dollar amount, every time you work out, put $ into the jar. When you reach a goal (either weight, inches, or $), spend the money on something fun for yourself.
If that doesn't work, try this...
I'm going to use both. And constantly remind myself,
I will not buy any more Girl Scout cookies and my Bribe Me jar already has $4 in it!
So, in the ultimate showdown of Products I Love, Jillian wins. I'm starting the 30 Day Shred on Monday, combined with a modified version of my diet plan. Who's with me?
You can grab the video for a good price on Amazon. Every copy bought, a skinny bitch* is forced to eat a cookie.**
* not to be confused with a skinny nice person
** that's a lie, but only because I don't know how to make that actually happen