Mixing it up to bust the plateau!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
So... after one week (7days) of starting the 30 day shred with the idea of mixing my workout up a bit to bust my plateau I have done level one of the shred 5 days out of 7. Not too bad. I was just too dang sore to do it every day in a row, along with some tendinitis I had developed while learning handstands in yoga acting up I thought I should take a few days off.
Well, OFF is not exactly right... I decided why not mix it up even MORE?! Rather than be a couch potato on my off days I did other workouts. I did a 60 min yoga DVD (yes... I have been too lazy to fight traffic to get to the yoga classes) on one of the days. I highly recommend this to shreders because it really helps that muscle soreness and gets you right back at it the next day while still burning calories and working every muscle group. If you are mixing it up... why not really confuse those muscles by throwing in all kinds of new movements? Right? I did a yoga DVD I had not done in AGES because it is a very challenging one. (Shiva Rey Daily Energy Yoga).
Today I looked at my free weights and felt tears well up in my eyes. SO I decided to do a Pilaties on the exercise ball DVD. Worked whole new muscles and was really challenging! I was worried about getting in enough cardio. The shred wants you to do strength training AND cardio every day. So I did the 10 min spark kickboxing video (it was great) and some of my own jump roping and jumping jacks afterward just to get my heart going for a while.
My scale is still in my old place in San Diego so I did not weigh in today but I did take measurements and they are down by a half inch and a whole inch in some places.
I could care less what the scale says as long as I'm getting smaller! So yaya!