Day Two of the 30 Day Shred is over, and I was actually looking forward to starting the work out. I was sore before it began, but my arms finally stopped quivering from Day One, so I thought I was ready to go. That was until that evil woman Jillian had me do the first push up and then I literally started laughing out loud at myself. I could barely push my body up off the ground due to the soreness in my arms. I don’t know how I finished those, but I did.
While holding the five pound weights, I thought I would be able to do the first weight circuit with five pounds instead of the 2 1/2 pound “weights” that I used yesterday. I was wrong. I lifted them twice and quickly ran to the pantry for refuge. No, not food silly, the 2 1/2 pound Salsa jars, of course.
Ladies…this is where we need to dig deep and keep going. It would have been so easy for me to stop, but I didn’t, and neither did my daughter. I know you can do it as well, and I am SO proud of you for giving your body the kick it needs.
Tips for today:
- Watch what Jillian says about the knees. If your knees are hurting in any way, listen to her directions to avoid that. The first day mine were sore, and I realized I was leaning in and having my thighs over my knees which leads to soreness.
- Keep drinking that water. Water, water, water…
- Listen to your body. The great thing is that after I am finished, I feel a little sick. The benefit of that? I have no desire to dive into the doughnuts. I’m trying to listen to hunger, and not “cravings.”
- Read the comments from yesterday’s Day 1 post. There is a whole community of us in this together. If you think you can’t do another day, realize you are not alone in feeling like you are going to keel over 😉 There are more friends that only commented on my Facebook page which I am updating daily.