Swimming: Workout 1
30 minutes, four lengths at a time, various stokes.
Other things got in the way of finishing 30-Day S... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 3, Day 5
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 ... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 3, Day 4
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 cumbersom... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 3, Day 3
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... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 3, Day 2
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... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 3, Day 1
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.
I... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 2, Day 9
I did Day 8 on Saturday and Day 9 today.
I can finally do the whole Level 2 workout without stopping! The arms portion of a lot of the strength moves gave me trouble. Also, I couldn't get the oblique twists without stopping.
Today and ... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 2, Day 7
I just realized that I am halfway done with 30 Day Shred!
Just like Level 1, Level 2 has some good parts and some difficult parts. I love the walkout pushups. I can actually do them, and I feel like it's building up my strength. From now on... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 2, Day 6
What? I don't see a discrepancy. Where?
OK, I slacked off on blogging for five days. I still did my ... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 1, Day 10
Mini-goal: Do 10 days of 30-Day Shred Level 1. On to Level 2!
Since I donated one unit of plasma and... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 1, Day 9
5 things I've learned doing Level 1:
1. It really does get easier.
2. Doing bicycle crunches slowly is a lot harder than doing them quickly.
3. Time flies when you make it a habit.
4. Be careful doing Jump Rope, or you'll run into th... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 1, Day 8
Only two more workouts until I move on to Level 2.
The pushups are still difficult for me. If I let my form slack a little by bending at the hips, I can finish it. The rest of the exercises are pretty fun for me.
It's getting easier to... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 1, Day 7
I had an unusual bout of ennui this morning, which kept me in bed until there was not enough time to do 30DS before my shower and work.
Luckily, I work from home, so I was able to redeem myself at lunchtime. Day 7 is done! That means, I onl... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 1, Day 6
Day 6 done!
I almost skipped it, but I can't really find an excuse for lazing around all morning and then claiming I don't have 20 minutes for my workout.
So, that's 6 workouts in 7 days. That rest day was truly needed, so I have no re... Read more
30-Day Shred: Level 1, Day 5
I'm a day late with this blog entry, but I did do the workout. Halfway done with Level 1!
I have been having trouble with the modified push-ups still. I keep feeling like my arms won't lift me and it's putting a not-so-good strain on my abs... Read more
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