If you know me, you would know that I hate working out. Thankfully, I never had to really work too hard to maintain the same body or lose weight — I thank my fast metabolism for that. Of course, once I had Lennox, my body changed a little. I’m actually the same weight I have been for years (minus when I was pregnant) but let’s just weight has moved around my body and some of my clothes no longer fit.
So, when I saw everyone starting to start-up the 30 Day Shred for the new year and discussing with a friend at work, we decided it was as good a time as any to give it a shot. Our plan is to do a little cardio workout at lunch during the work week — my work has a gym on site — and then do 30 Day Shred at home. Although we won’t be doing that together, we can still hold each other accountable – which is what I need. Another reason why I’m writing this here — I’m hoping it will help keep me committed ot completing 30 days — because really — it’s only 30 days, right? I can do this.
Again.. I hate working out.. HATE IT, but.. I’m going to do it!
I have completed 3 days of the 30 Day Shred, here are my thoughts thus far:
I had no idea what to even expect. I have seen Jillian on the Biggest Loser, I have seen how tough she is. I’m actually watching her scream at people as I type this! I hear about people doing insanity, P90X and the shred and wanting to puke — oh the joys! Well.. after I did the first day, I too wanted to puke, but after a few minutes of resting, I was fine, thankfully. Of course everyone told me, just wait until the morning. Yes, I woke up in the middle of the night sore, as well as in the morning — but actually, it wasn’t too bad by around noon the next day. So while Lennox napped, I started Day 2.
I’m already sick of hearing Jillian say the same things over and over, but I knew what to expect this time. It was actually a pretty “easy” workout for me. I still had to take 3 or 4, 10 second breaks but I was less sore after this work out (for the moment) and not green feeling! I would have to say, I hate the side lunges w/ bicep curls and the jump rope action — ouch!
When I woke up in the morning, I was SO VERY SORE. My shoulders and my legs were killing me. Once I got up and moved around, it really didn’t get any better. By Lennox’s nap time I figured it was as good a time as any to do Day 3. I found Day 3 a little harder than Day 2 because of being sore. Not that I couldn’t do it, it just hurt more in my legs and arms.
I won’t be doing Day 4 until the evening, so hopefully by then my body will be a little less sore and it will go well.