Lazy Day Motivation…and Jane Fonda


Sigh, this quote is SO TRUE about working out.

I mentioned that I was sick earlier this week with a silly summer cold, which really put a wrench in my workout plans! I did a quick 15-minute arm routine yesterday followed by a few crunches, but aside from that I haven’t done much this week, and inevitably the guilt has set in.

I’m a firm believer in not pushing yourself too hard when you’re not feeling well, but I’m also aware that it’s so easy to make excuses to not work out. I swear, the hardest part about exercise is the mental preparation, it’s crazy!

My go-to work out when I’m not really feeling it but need something to kick my butt (because really, why waste your time on an unproductive workout?) is the Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred.

JM 30 day shred

I own many Jillian Michaels DVDs (thanks in part to my sis-in-law for giving me some of hers!), but this one is only about 30 minutes including warm up and cool down. You can pick from 3 different levels, and free weights of your choice. At any level you get some major strength, cardio, and ab action…score!

I like levels 2 & 3, and use 5 lb. hand weights. Once in a while I’ll use 10 lb. weights for some of the easier strength moves, but sometimes that makes me want to throw up.


My little living room set up:


(Not pictured, but AJ loves doing dance moves behind me to the DVD background music.)

And yes, sometimes I feel like a 1980’s housewife doing a Jane Fonda VHS, but mostly I just feel awesome for completing a session 😉 Jillian Michaels does NOT mess around!

jane fonda

Hooray for Thursday night, it’s time for dinner in our house and AJ’s cookin’!

Question for you:

What’s your go-to workout routine when you’re just not feelin’ it?

6 thoughts on “Lazy Day Motivation…and Jane Fonda

  1. One of my favorites is Leslie Sansone’s “Walk Away the Pounds”. It’s easy, and there is just enough space in my living room to do it!


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