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30-Day Shred: Level 3, Day 5

Friday, September 05, 2014

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

OK, so there haven't been any tears. There's definitely been toil and sweat, and today there was blood.

I was doing the walking plank in circuit 1. My elbows already felt a bit raw from two days ago. As I was in the second set, I noticed a weird mark on the carpet. I thought someone had spilled something. Then there was another one...and another one. At that point I realized that they were coming from my elbow. Sure enough, it was bleeding.

So, I had a nice rest in the midst of my workout while I cleaned up the spots and put some "New Skin" on my elbow. I love that stuff, but it smells like nail polish.

I'm going to try doing the walking planks on a yoga mat next time, or just do some regular planks or push-ups.


30-Day Shred: Level 3, Day 4

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Slowly but surely.

My motivation is still waning a bit, but I WILL finish this before I go on vacation.

It turns out I've been doing the mountain climbers completely incorrectly. The new version is easier on my joins and less cumbersome, but I feel it in my abs.

Level 3 is a bit harsh on my hands (plank rows/leg raises) and I keep getting rug burn on my elbows. However, I like how challenging but doable the exercises are.

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JENSTRESS 9/3/2014 1:23PM

    The plank rows always killed me too. It is a great workout, try Ripped in 30 next. It is even better!

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30-Day Shred: Level 3, Day 3

Friday, August 29, 2014

I'm sort of moseying along at this point. I'm going to try to be more consistent. After all, vacation is two short weeks away.

I still can't believe how my push-ups have improved. I definitely don't want to lose it again, so I might try the 100 pushups challenge alongside my running program if I don't do Ripped in 30.

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30-Day Shred: Level 3, Day 2

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Day 2 is done. I'm going to do Day 3 tomorrow and Day 4 on Friday.

I'm really impressed by how many traveling pushups I can do. It's great that my upper body strength is improving.

When I get back from vacation in mid-September, I will need to determine what workout program to do next. I have always wanted to run a certain race around here. Plus, my running has all been walk-run lately. I'd love to run the whole distance.

The down side to that is that I don't want to lose my improved upper body and core strength. I could alternate running and Ripped in 30. It would be challenging, but it might bring a nice balance.

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CTUPTON 8/26/2014 1:35PM

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30-Day Shred: Level 3, Day 1

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Yesterday I completed my 10th workout for Level 2. Today I did Level 3 for the first time.

I really mean the first time. Even though I have had this DVD for a while, I'm disappointed to say that I had never made it to Level 3 before.

It was tough, but I made it through by reverting to the beginner version. I didn't have to stop, so that was good.


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