Saturday, May 5, 2012

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

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ok, so my sister suggested this video to me, and if you read my comments for the post just before my last post her husband has been very motivational and supportive.

The issue here is that I am "jiggly jelly at 41", rather than "ripped in 30." (yes, comedic statements help me through my feelings of weight gain depression).

Despite recent attempts to lose weight I feel that I keep failing, and I have been up and down all my life.

I LIKE to workout. I mean, I am no Olympic athlete, but I enjoy a workout.

But I seem STUCK. Maybe it is the menopause, but I refuse to let it get me down any longer.

well, my dear blog readers, I am starting Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30; TODAY!

I don't expect to look like JM herself (Image from her website):

But...Check back with me in 30 days, when I suspect we will see a slim super model standing where I used to be...Or well, at least a smaller version of myself?

Those rascals at amazon got the video here in record time, four short days. Sigh. So, I begin NOW. 
Like it or not, today I start shaking what the good Lord gave me to lose what he did not. 

Phoebe, I vow for your mommy to be a healthy role model! I hope to be able to look and feel much better for the trip to China in about 2 months, when we go get her.

Here is a recent image of 5'4", 200-and-too-much, ME. I am in baggy sweats painting the nursery, but it is quite correct.

For you ladies out there, I am in about a size 16+, though I dream of 14 which I was a few years ago when I got married (and dare I say  would like to be a size 12?!).

My body has never been made for much smaller than that. I only saw 10's and 8's in college when I really was not healthy food wise!

So here we go... let me know if you are trying as well. I am happy to share some motivation, and the journey.

Blessings, Lynette


  1. Crickey Girl, if you get Ripped in 30 days I will not recognize you and will have to give it a go!

    1. she just kicked my buttocks all around the house and back again. It has planks, and cardio and hand weights. I was SWEATING like crazy.

  2. Good for you Lynette. Your story is my story. Up and down all my life.
    At 52 it is so much harder to lose. I just lost 12 lbs but it tooks 3 months. I use to lose 8 lbs the first week when I was younger hah

    Your not alone in your struggle. I'll think of you and you can think of me when we start to feel discouraged and want to give up. We'll both promise to keep on keeping on. BLessings


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