30 Day Shred - Day #1
Friday, July 30, 2010
So, I got the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred dvd from Netflix today and I'm making today Day #1 for completing 30 days of Level 1.
It was challenging, but not super-tough. I didn't take any breaks and actually probably need to use heavier hand weights, as I only used 5lbs and I use 10lbs at Jazz with no problem. I thought it was a great workout for only 20 minutes and I can easily see myself making it a part of my daily workout. I think that adding in the strength training is really going to make a difference for me.
Thanks for your comments on my blog from yesterday - I was feeling really down on myself and the process and definitely appreciate your support. Today was better - I talked to a few of my friends in person about the frustration I've been having and was able to get some additional support and affirmation that I'm doing the work and will see the changes I want to make. One friend echoed my frustrations in thinking on her own weight loss journey and we were able to be frustrated together, which is always helpful (in small doses!) The other friend offered to switch up our workouts together, as she is the person I go to Jazz with the most. I think we're going to try an aqua aerobics class at a pool that's really close to the Jazz studio for a change of pace. I've done aqua aerobics before, so it is familiar enough to me to feel comfortable, but different enough to hopefully stimulate some progress. Plus, it will just feel good to get in a pool - I haven't done a water workout in so long!
So, all in all, good day. Hope yours was just as good!