I'm new here, and just saw that some folks here are doing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. I want to tell you - IT WORKS but only if you stick with it (and stick with it far, far past 30 days!).... Think about it - if you only do it for 30 days, then what? Make it a daily habit and you will truly see results and feel stronger.
I am in my mid-30s and have a 2 year old and a 1-year old. About 4 months after having my son, I wanted to lose the baby weight. I was carrying an additional 5 lbs and weighed in at 125 lbs; I just wanted to lose the 5 lbs and tone up. I ended up losing 18 lbs after doing the Shred for 229 days (and counting).
July 2010 started working out
Weight: 125 lbs
height: 5 foot 5 inches
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Current stats at April 2011 after working out for 229 (nearly consecutive) days:
Weight: 107 lbs
Goal weight - I don't want to lose any more weight, I just want to keep building muscle!
After being pregnant or post-partum for 3 years, I have needed to re-learn how to eat healthy and how to take care of my body again. With limited time caring for two babies, I have been able to carve out 30 minutes to work out before my kids get up each morning.
On my "rest" day I usually do a yoga class. I'm a habit person and I feel less energized if I don't work out.
Keep at your daily workouts, folks. You can do it!