Ok so on Wednesday I started doing the 30 Day Shred with The Biggest Loser’s Jillian Michaels.
Day 1 went something like this:
Okay okay I can do this no problem. (5 minutes in) Oh god I’m so out of shape, the pain!.
It ended with pain but it felt somewhat satisfying.
I wondered whether I could do the full 30 days but I’ve resolved myself to do it and I want to, badly!
I did decide that I needed to down size my dumbells. I only had a pair of 8lb dumbells which killed me during the first day of level 1. Note to self get smaller weights.
I did the video while my boyfriend was in class and our roommates were gone so I had the house to myself, good thing to because five minutes in I had to take my shirt off and just do it in my sports bra, sexy right? lol
I woke up on day 2 and I was SORE! oh my goodness so sore I went on a walk that day (2.53 miles) and my thighs were just killing me.
But I came home and had a talk with my boyfriend. He and I both want to lose weight and get healthier/fitter but we both lack motivation and I realized that I need to help him as well as helping myself.
I told him about the video, I explained that I hadn’t told him about it because well i guess I was embarrassed I’m not 100% sure why but I think I just didn’t want him to see me look silly. I asked if he would try it with me, just once and if he liked it he could do it with me if not he didn’t have to.
So later that night we both did the video Day 2 for me, day 1 for him. I still hadn’t bought new weights so we each used one 8lb weight, which was very awkward since your supposed to use two but hey we work with what we’ve got right?
It was harder. much harder, because of how sore I was, I had to stop a few more times than I did on day 1 but I didn’t give up. Seeing my boyfriend push through the pain and never stopping (my hero) pushed me to keep going.
I woke up feeling sore but not quite as sore as day 2 so yay!
today we went out and bought a set of 5lb weights so he got to use the 8lbs and I used the 5’s. I think the 8’s are still pretty heavy for this workout though. I’ve read that you should start with 3’s but they feel so light to me i just can’t do it.
So we did another session of Level 1 and to my surprise I could practically do some push ups!!! I don’t think I’ve ever done a real push up before! I won’t say I did a great one or even 100% all the way but for me it was a HUGE improvement!! Of course I could only do like 3 before my ridiculously sore arms didn’t want to support me any more but hey its a start!
I stopped more than I wanted to I just felt the need to catch my break a few times but like Jillian says it was never longer than 5 seconds.
Today I woke up feeling much less sore than I expected, still a little sore but nothing compared to Day 2. So thats a good feeling.
I will be doing day 4 in just 26 minutes! Then I’m going to go on a quick walk before getting ready for work.
This morning I measured myself and wrote out a schedule on a calender for my workouts.
I didn’t write in times but just seeing “30-Day__” on my calender is really motivating. I also wrote in to walk at least 3 days a week, I put it on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays since I don’t work on Mondays or Wednesdays.
I’m hoping I will be able to do more exercising as time progresses but until I choose what I’m happy with this.
Also I bought a Wii balance board so it should be arriving today so thats another way to get in some exercise, its super fun, my parents have one and I love it!
I will post before pics along with my measurements in a few.
Also one thing i feel I must admit is that my eating right now is AWFUL I’m probably undoing the exercise I am doing so today I am changing that.