Day 79 – Day 1 of the 30-Day Shred Challenge
Your body really does adapt to the workout you do to make it easier. The one I did before was more strength training that raised my heart rate. I didn’t lose a lot of weight, but my body did change in a positive manner.
So when I watched the Level 1 of Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day Shred, I thought, “Wow, this looks like it will be pretty easy…” I did it anyway, not allowing myself to skip ahead to Level 2.
Oh man, using muscles in movements you didn’t use before? BRUTAL. But hey, that’s the idea, right? I did MOST of the push-ups on my toes (there’s a huge difference between doing 10-20 push-ups and doing an “unlimited number” of push-ups for a set period of time) and had to adjust my weights mid-way through the workout, but I got through it. I also had to adjust the movements a little bit to accommodate working out in an apartment. I can’t always stretch and swing and jump as much as I can physically handle simply because of space or courtesy to neighbors. (Which is odd considering their lack of courtesy to us, but just because they can be loud annoying assholes doesn’t make it all right for me to do it.) Point is, the modifications were minimal, and I got through it.
Yeah, I think I can do this!
Think I can drop these pesky 3 pounds in the next 2 weeks? Gonna go for it!