30 day shred update
Friday, January 29, 2010
So, I have been doing the 30 day shred, but realized early on that due to the high impact of the cardio, my knees can only hack 4 days a week rather than 5. I am still planning to continue but have adjusted my finish goal to when I'll have 30 done. It is a good little workout - I only burn about 215 calories for level 1, but it is enough to feel like I did something.
I definitely think my days of working hard an hour each day are over. I am ok with that though. The way my mind works, I'm afraid all the hard work, in addition to being hard on my body, gives me an excuse to overeat. A shorter weight/cardio workout a few times a week plus yoga seems like a good, balanced plan for me. I don't need any excuses to overeat! I am also needing lots of sleep lately so it is nice to be able to stay asleep for a little while longer.
Funny story - I decided that since the cardio was rough on my knees when doing consecutive days, I'd do those portions on my mini trampoline. This works great generally, except that the other day when I went to the floor for pushups I hit my knee on the rim of the trampoline and bruised the heck out of it. So much for protecting those knees!!
The main downer of repeating the same workout so frequently is, of course, that it gets boring. I mix it up by throwing in some kettlebell swings.
Have a great day everybody! I am off work today and watching the skies for snowflakes!