13 May, 2009

Day 26 & 27

I have struggled through the last two days both with the exercises and my energy levels so have decided to go back to level 1 for my final 3 days. I just dont think I am quite at level 3 capabilities and I would rather skip back to level 1 and get the benefits.

11 May, 2009

Day 25

I took yesterday off.. it was Mothers Day afterall!

I am finding level 3 tough and dreaming of going back to level 1! The upper body work is the hardest for me. I do not have a strong upper body and I really struggle with those. I DO NOT do the jumping jacks with my hand weights, I just cannot manage it by that stage lol. The other problem I am having is that during some of the moves (jumping lunges etc) I can feel my shin twinging, I may have to switch to the modified version.

Weight wise I am holding steady.. Diet wise.. needs more work, the weekends undo me!

09 May, 2009

Days 21, 22, 23 & 24!

No I havent given up, I have just been a neglectful blogger. I've hit level 3.. and its alot harder. Some of the moves I am doing are the beginner version and I really feel it. I am very happy with myself for sticking to this.. I must admit I thought I might not but I have.

The effects are noticeable.. the biggest, most noticeable and most important change I have noticed is the constant back pain I have lived with since my last child, has significantly reduced. I know this is because my core strength has improved. My abs and back are stronger which is what I set out to achieve. Job done!

05 May, 2009

Day 19 & 20

Well level 2 is finished and tommorrow I will attempt level 3. I'm not sure I am ready for it, I still struggle to get through level 2 in some parts but will see how I go. If I find it too much a struggle I am going to slip back to level 2 for another week. My shins are feeling better so I am planning to hit the treadmill again as well.. alternating with short burst of jogging and walking.

Weightloss is holding steady at 2.7kg. I tend to undo a bit diet wise on the weekends so my goal is to watch that. I would really like to loose another 1kg by the end of May.

02 May, 2009

Day 17 & 18

Day 17 was completed in the morning and followed by a brisk 25 min walk in to the city as I had a course to attend. I walked home again later that afternoon and could tell I had struck a problem.

My shins were sore.

Thankfully this is not a problem that has been caused by the 30 day shred workout but rather from my attempt to get up to running 5km. Its a previous problem that has resurfaced and I have decided that I need to accept the fact that I am just not a distance runner.. well my shins arent! I'm not going to move further on in my couch to 5km program. I seem to be able to comfortably manage a few minutes of jogging and walking and that will have to do. I'm disappointed but thanks the the shred workout I can see there are plenty of other ways to get fit and stong.

So because of the shins.. I took my first day off from the shred workout to give them a rest but was back to it this morning and completed day 18!

If you are looking for more inspiration to get moving visit my friend Mel's blog and follow her fitness journey too.


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