I am really excited about this post!  I think it's going to keep me motivated.

Now, to explain the title of this post, I have 2 plans, that take 20 minutes a day, for 30 days.  I officially started my plans on Sunday, March 27, so today is actually Day 3.

Those 2 plans are -
1.  30 Day Shred

For those who have not heard of it, this video contains three workouts: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.  You of course start with Level 1 and move on to the next level when you feel that you're ready.  My plan is to spend 10 days on each level.

Each workout is 20 minutes long.  After a 1 minute warm-up, each workout has three “circuits.” Each circuit has three minutes of strength training, two minutes of cardio, then one minute of classic abwork.  Then - no rest - you’ll immediately start a new circuit.

So far, we've done the work out on Sunday and Monday (I'm waiting for JP to get home to do today's workout) and I'm feeling really good.  Sunday I was tired and on Monday my muscles were pretty tight, but I can definitely tell it's working some muscles that haven't been worked in a while.

In addition to this work-out, I'll also continue with running.  Thanks to Dusty over at All Things G&D, I now have a pretty nifty mileage tracker (located over to the right, beside "Blogs I Love").

Side note of accomplishments - 
~ We recently participated in our second (but first official) 5K.  I ran the whole thing and shortened my time by 5 minutes.
~ I've lost 10 pounds!

2. 30 Day Cleaning Schedule

Kelly over at View Along the Way led me to this next plan with this post which linked me over to where she found it at Apartment Therapy.  (Did you follow all of that?)  So far, it's reasonably easy stuff, with just a little bit to do each day.  Since we're on Day 3 today, I'll go ahead and give you Day 1 and Day 2 so we'll be caught up.

Day 1 - Surface clean living room and kitchen (pick up stray items, dust, sweep, vacuum)
Day 2 - Clean bathrooms (toilets, showers, floors, walls, mirrors)
Day 3 - Surface clean bedrooms (put away toys, clothes, dust)

In addition to each day's task I also:
~ want to maintain what I've done so far and 
~ make our bed every day

And that's it!  I'll get a gadget posted somewhere on the blog soon with each day's assignment posted in case anyone else wants to follow the cleaning plan.  I'll also list them all in order under the "Our Projects" tab for anyone who starts following it a little late.


JP said...

I am super proud of you, Jamestar.

Kelly @ View along the way said...

Thanks for the linky love. :)

And CONGRATULATIONS on TEN POUNDS! That is awesome. Hugely awesome.

BTW, I love/hate 30-day shred. I did it right after having Weston and it worked great, but I really really didn't like Jillian by the end. :) GL!

Daphne Johnston said...

Great job guys! I love/hate 30-day shred also. And the cleaning schedule sounds great.

This is what Chris and I are up to starting last night.


Keep up the good work!

Jenna said...

I'm so glad I came across this post! We've been talking about how we are going to have to be uber organized since our new apartment is SO much smaller than our house.. loving all the ideas on this website!!