Monday, June 22, 2009

30 Day Shred - Week 2

Wow, I really failed at blogging last week.

In a nutshell - I only got 4 work outs in last week.

Monday - Day One - felt good, life is great, go me.

Tuesday - Day Two - I hate you all. I hate Jillian Michaels. I hate work outs.

Wednesday - Day Three - No Workout, wine instead.

Thursday - Day Four (Three) - felt good. Wanted to quite mid-Cycle 2, but powered through.

Friday - Day Five (Four) - Life with a four month old and an indecisive husband got in the way - no work out...baked cookies instead (but didn't eat any!).

Saturday - Day Six (Four - again) - EARLY morning work out - felt great, could walk and pick up monster 19lb child without crying - two thumbs up.

Sunday - Day Seven (Five) - No work out - instead darling husband made a mess of the gym/laundry room and I had baby duty.

All in all I'm pretty damn proud of myself that I worked out four days out of seven. Considering I wasn't doing any working out at all I believe a gold star is in order.

A couple of thoughts -

Everyone is asking "When are you going to go to the next level?" My answer? "When my poor body says I can." Honestly, I'm not going to move up to Level Two until I've gotten Level One down. Maybe a week...maybe a month. I'm in no hurry to bring the pain any faster than necessary.

Side lunges with front arm raises? Yeah, you suck.

Still trying to figure out how you would even modify a jumping jack.

Also, I never realized until this past week how much Jillian Michaels voice can grate on your nerves. It's pretty bad, I think, when she is talking to her "buddies" and THEY don't even want to answer her!

So, I'm back on the wagon again tonight (provided my gym is back in working order) starting Day Five. My work out buddy, Schwab, and I are approaching this with this attitude: We may not finish the 30 Day Shred in 30 days, but if we get in 30 workouts by the end of July we'll be happy. I don't think it will be a problem.

I ask you readers now to share your work out approach - Are you a die hard that hasn't missed a day yet? Are you a bit more relaxed, trying for at least every other day? Are you including a diet with your workout? Tell me all about it.


jCam said...

Side lunges with front arm raises? Yeah, you suck.

Still trying to figure out how you would even modify a jumping jack.
-I ponder that every single time I hear that part again lol.

And ya it drives me nuts that she calls them 'buddy.'

Kudos to you for getting in 4 with a baby to take care of - I only managed to get in 5 days in a week!

Kittybits said...

haha, diet. that's funny. actually... I'm trying to get back on the "eating healthy" wagon; the blt didn't help today. I do the gym 2-3 times a week when I can, so you're way ahead of me and I don't even have the cutest child in the world like you.
you go girl!

Jessica Loves Trevor (JLT) said...

Definitely wait for at least a full week before moving up to level 2. I remember that fateful day when I decided to move up a level... yowch. It's WAY harder. You are doing a fantastic job, keep up the good work!

And how you bake cookies and don't eat any is beyond me... you deserve a trophy. Shaped like a big cookie. :)

Miranda said...

I'd say I'm super relaxed aiming for one workout a month :)

No, but seriously, now that Joshua is 3 months old, he can stay in the daycare center at the gym, so my goal is three times a week.