Monday, August 2, 2010

Week 1 Done!

So last Monday I started the dreaded and much talked about 30 Day Shred workout. Jillian Michaels from Biggest Loser is the fitness instructor on the video. She is tough but in a weird way she keeps me motivated to keep going.
I have attempted this before but this is a longest time frame I have done this for so far and I have no intentions on quitting this time.
Monday-Friday last week I did level 1 which I had done before. I found on this umpteenth time around that is hasn't been as difficult or dare I say it as painful the day after. By Saturday i was feeling pretty challenged and decided to do what i first set out as doing just a few parts of level 2. I ended up doing the entire level 2 program! I was certainly proud of myself. I had read some online reviews that said that level 2 was so hard and difficult. Perhaps I built up the level of difficulty in my head so then the reality of it was that it wasn't too bad. I do admit I have to take a couple 5 second breaks in there for a few exercises. I follow the lower impact modifications that Anita does for some of the elements.
Sunday was my day of rest from exercise and boy did I need it. Along with the 30 Day Shred I have been keeping up with my regular walking in my neighborhood which is about 2 almost 3 miles some of it hills. Plus I walk my dog every day and sometimes I sneak in another 30 minutes of cardio in in the evenings.
I am feeling so much better not only fitness wise do I feel strong but in other aspects of my life I just feel better. It is true what they say that exercise and regualr fitness can improve your mood, help you get sleep, and just in general make you feel better.
Stay tuned because I plan on taking my camera out on one of my daily walks in the neighborhood and take some pictures. Maybe I will be lucky and there will be some deer wandering around.

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