Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Getting closer to being "shredded"

I was all set to break in my brand new shoes last night, unfortunately my poor S.O. got sick, so I improvised with the 30 Day Shred video.

I've done the video a few times now, and I think I'm ready to step it up from level one to level two. The only reason I'm hesitant is my upper body strength. Unfortunately my lower body strength far outpaces my upper body strength. Hey, what do you want, I'm a girl, and I just started training my upper body. This means that during the video, I am now feeling, for the most part, that I'm not working hard enough, except for the push ups, where I struggle and gasp and ultimately fall to my knees for the last couple of push ups.

Despite this small lack, I think it's time to kick it up to level two next time I use the DVD. It'll be nice to get some original commentary, I can practically say the lines along with Jillian ^_^

I'm going to hold off on an official review of the video until I've managed to crack all three levels, but my review of level one is positive. It works you hard. Hard enough that I'm usually sore in a few places the next day. Warning bit though, you need hand weights for this video!

I'm struggling this week with sticking to my caloric budget (yes even after this weekends disaster from eating too much.) It's that TOM. Everything looks tasty, and I crave salt and chocolate. I'm trying to be good, but man, I actually feel like I'm depriving myself this week, when normally I don't.


{cher} said...

I know Jillians workouts are tough, and when I was beginning to workout, I stopped using them. I'm going to have to pull them back out and try again now that I've increased my fitness level.

Do you watch Biggest Loser? I watched with my mouth dropped open when she was getting yelled at! LOL

Have a great day!

Spring Girl said...

I'm with you on the chocolate. Trying to go a week without sugar and it's a challenge after every meal!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed her workouts. And I've got to say her commentary is really encouraging! Ended up doing the video so much I could anticipate what she was going to say, just like you, and it made me smile and work harder.

Good luck with the next level!

- Sagan

carla said...

I lovelovelove your phrase of CALORIE BUDGET.
sharing that with a friend today...

Meg said...

Cher- I havn't been watching it lately, what happened?!

Spring Girl - You are a stronger person than me! I don't think I could go a whole week without sugar.

Sagan - Oh yeah, I love the workout so far. She's definitely inspiring!

Mizfit- Heh, thanks, I thought it was a nicer phrase than "caloric limit", much friendlier ^_^

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