Before the start of the summer holidays I invested in the Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD and declared that me and my Other Half would get fit over the summer. I think we did one day of the DVD and then never looked at it again!
Since I found out I was pregnant with Meg I have done very little formal exercise. I know that running after children who are trying to escape down the road and sprinting up the stairs to get a bottle to a screaming baby does count as some level of exercise but essentially I've spent the last 5 years doing not very much at all to keep myself in good nick. I'm quite a small person and I've watched my weight creep up and my tummy getting rounder for a while now, constantly thinking to myself 'I need to do some exercise' without actually doing any exercise!
Which is why I'm joining in with Shredtober. Together with a group of wonderful ladies, I am committing to working my way through the DVD this October and to put myself on the road to better fitness levels (as I sit here and eat my chip shop dinner it's easy to say!)
If you want to join us then we have a Facebook group where we can share updates and get support from each other. Give me a shout if you want to join!!
I have taken 'before' photos but I don't think anyone wants to see them so I will keep them for myself to give me the motivation to keep going.
Hopefully this time next month I will be trimmer and fitter than I am right now!!