Sunday, July 07, 2013
I am trying to decide if I want to do the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. For the longest time I thought no way would I do that....too hard, too advanced, too much. But last night for whatever random reason, I decided to try it out on YouTube. I really liked it! It is definitely one that I will do from time to time, but do I want to do it for 30 days straight? I have some reservations. I have bad knees, and one of them is really bad. I am afraid to do a lot of squats and lunges because I don't want to cause more pain or problems with my knees. But I do really need to strengthen my lower body and squats and lunges are good for that, so I am not sure. Also, she suggests working out for 30 days straight. I find that I need some rest days in there or I start to wear out and then my performance goes down. And doing the same workout for several days consecutively? From everything that I have read or heard, we need to let a muscle group rest and repair for a day or two before exercising them again. The program gets rave reviews, so I might just try it for a few days and see how I feel. If I experience pain or difficulties, I can stop for a few days and cross train. Then I can try again. I haven't really decided yet, but I am leaning toward doing it.