At least I'm pretty sure that's what Jillian said. I still can't hear most of what she says on the video because of the blood pounding right next to my eardrums.
Anyway, 30 days have come and gone, and I can totally feel the difference. I won't officially weigh in until tomorrow, but regardless of what the scale shows, I know my clothes are fitting better. I feel so much better about myself and how I look - dare I say, I even feel a little sexier? That's not really a socially acceptable word for guys to use, but screw that. Yeah, there's plenty of room for improvement, but I'm really proud of the progress I've made (you can click the pics to view them in all their glory, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it):
March 4, 2009 - Nice crease across my gut
March 11, 2009 - A little better
March 24, 2009 - Hey, some definition showing up
April 3, 2009 - Some side view improvement!
I think I'm proudest of the abs, even though they don't really show up very well. Not that they're like Anita's abs (hello, can you say WOW?), but I've never, and I mean NEVER, had any sort of ab definition before because I've never enjoyed doing ab workouts enough to keep going. Yeah, it's a bit of a stretch to say I enjoy Jillian's ab workouts, but they really aren't all that horrible (now that I'm starting to see results). It's also amazing to be able to do pushups again, and situps, and more than a few jumping jacks without feeling like I'm going to keel over and die.
So at this point I'm looking forward to continuing with Team Jillian and seeing future results. Kristen and her Shredheads idea have been so inspiring to me...it got me started, kept me going through March, and looks like it's going to keep me going through the April challenge. Who knows, maybe one day this will really become a habit!
GO TEAM JILLIAN!