|Today, before tackling day 5!|
You'll be happy to know we've patched things up.
As of today, I have successfully completed 5 days of the 30 Day Shred!
I decided to take the plunge when I heard that Jen, Crystal, and a host of other bloggers were banding together to go through the 30 Day shred and keep each other accountable. Since my last dreadful encounter with the 30 Day Shred, I have been working out 2 times a week, on average, so I thought I might be ready to take it up a notch.
And so far, so good! Here's how it's going:
- Day 1 and 2 were horrible. Not as bad as last time (for sure!), but I was struggling to get through. It's the strength circuits that kill me--and I'm only using 2 lb weights! Now, on day 5, I noticed that my endurance is much better and I am less out of breath. That's not to say that I'm not extremely relieved when I finish each day!
- Wearing tennis shoes helps. Not sure why I didn't do this before.
- I've learned to keep a glass of water handy and steal sips as often as I can. I get SO THIRSTY during this workout!
- My last tip is this: if you've had a baby anytime recently (is 9 months ago recent?) then be sure to pee prior to starting the workout. Otherwise you'll have to make a break for it in middle of the workout, which I'm sure is against all of Jillian's "NO REST!" rules.
|AFTER the Day 5 Workout--Whew!|
So far, I have stuck with Level 1 only--I'm guessing I'll spend 10 days on Level 1, 10 on Level 2, and 10 on Level 3. The thought of Level 3 still petrifies me, but I'm just going to take it one day at a time right now.
I love how each workout is only 20 minutes and all it involves is a mat, weights, and a little stubbornness. I'll update you next week on how I'm doing! You can join in too, if you want! If you want, drop me a message via the comments or email (aliciashomemaking @ gmail . com) and I'll personally check in on you each day and cheer you on. If I can do this, you can to!
|Moments before the camera almost met it's demise|
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