Friday, November 16, 2012

30 For 30 Challenge: ouch!

Ouch! I am not sure what happened but I tweaked my back! It's possible this happened a few days ago but I think my workout yesterday really made it flare up. During my workout today I had to modify any jumping movements to small hops and it seemed to do okay.

Because of this reason and the fact that I forgot next week is Thanksgiving (!!!) and we're going to be travelling, I have decided to revert back to my original days. Therefore today is officially day 26. I really wanted to jump back a few days but the original 30 days ends just before Thanksgiving and it's perfect.

Depending on my back, I want to start thinking up a new challenge for myself. This has been great for me and I truly feel stronger and trimmer.  Only 4 days left!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

30 For 30 Challenge: update

Okay! I honestly am not even sure what day I am meant to be on. I think it's Day 24.

I have been away for the past 6 days and thought keeping up with the challenge would be a little easier.    Being away with a toddler and no spouse makes it a bit difficult. I did definitely get some good workouts in and truthfully only missed a couple of days but I really wanted to do the 30 Day Shred video combined with the 10 minutes of Standing Abs for 30 whole days.

I am hitting the "refresh" button on this challenge and tomorrow I am going to call Day 20 and also the first day of LEVEL 3! I really want to get in 10 solid days of Level 3 so this is perfect.

Okay, 10 more we go!

Monday, November 5, 2012

30 For 30 Challenge: days 11-15

Half way there! Half way there!

If I am being totally honest, I could use a break. But I shall not quit, I am half way done and there's no looking back now.
On day 11 I moved on to Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred video and LET ME TELL YOU...level one is a warm up compared to level 2. It is kicking my booty and I am pretty sure squat thrusts are from the devil. I will admit after 4 days on level 2 it is feeling slightly more manageable but I am still sweating up a storm and working it hard.

Today I decided to change up the 10 minute part of my workout and did a Standing Abs with Weights workout. The Standing Abs was getting a little tedious so it was nice to do something new.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

30 For 30 Challenge: Days 8-10

I made it to day 10! I am 1/3 of the way through my personal 30 for 30 challenge and tomorrow I get to move on to Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred video.

It's going really well and I am glad to finally have the added 3 pound weights for that extra challenge. I am definitely a little sore each day but totally bearable. Nothing too life changing or shocking to update just that I am plugging right along. 

Yesterday, day 9, I was at the end of my day and just tired and done. But I still had my 10 min ab workout to fit in. I had pretty much committed to just not doing it and getting over it but instead I got over my laziness and got my butt up and did the final 10 minutes. I mean, what's 10 minutes of my day?! I could either sit on my computer for 10 minutes or do a quick ab workout. The computer wasn't going anywhere after all. It felt good to meet that goal.  

Sunday, October 28, 2012

30 For 30 Challenge: Days 5-7

Day 7 has come to a close and I got my workout done many hours ago. Things have been going really well and I have to admit that Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred video is actually starting to feel quite easy. Though I have a confession to make...I have not been using any hand weights for the strength portion. But that is only because I didn't have any hand weights (shameful!) until today! I made my hubby go out and buy me some, I was tired of feeling guilty every day and they have been on my shopping list for years! I am looking forward to the challenge with my 3s tomorrow.

Day 5: It was a rough night with my daughter coming down with a bad cold and hearing her cough on the baby monitor all through the night only for her to end up in our bed at about 4:45am. My alarm was set for 5:50am because we had a busy day ahead. When my alarm went off, I knew it would be my only chance during the day to get it done so I plopped my sleeping daughter back in her crib and did my 30 minute workout!

Day 6: We were out of town (sick daughter and all) and at a friends house but I managed to get the 20 minute Jillian workout done and even got my friend to join me! However, I did not manage the extra 10. It was a miserable day with a very sick girl and a mini vacation cut short.

Day 7: We were home in the morning unexpectedly and while I was still tending to a sick kid (and now a sick hubby) I managed to easily fit in the full 30 minute workout.

3 more days of Level 1 then it's on to level 2! Has anyone checked out the Standing Abs video that is the other 10 minutes of my 30 min workout? I'm liking it! A nice change of pace for for an ab workout!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

30 for 30 Challenge: days 2-4

A couple of days ago I announced my own personal 30 For 30 Challenge! It is now the ned of day 4 and so far, so good.

Day 2: woke up at 6am to get it done!
Day 3: Squeezed it in before dinner while my daughter was occupied on the iPad
Day 4: SOOO sore today and achy (almost felt fluish) but I persisted and did the 20 min DVD. I did not manage to get in the extra 10 min ab workout though. I was going to do it right now, but I will be getting up in just 7 hours to do the whole 30 minutes so, I just want to go to bed now!

The challenge will be this weekend when we will be out of town. I think I have it figured out though and I plan to report back on Monday!

What have you all been up to??

Monday, October 22, 2012

30 for 30 Challenge

It has been a while...and I have been slacking...and it's time to get back in the game.

Today, after far too many shameful days of no exercise, I decided to bust out my Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred video and get a little workout in. During the workout I decided to set a little challenge for myself. It's called 30 Day Shred after all, so why not make it a 30 day challenge?! I could sure use a kick in the pants so this is perfect.

I bring to you my 30 Day Shred Challenge! The video has 3 levels and I plan to spend 10 days on each level for a total of 30 days. I started today, so day 1 is done!

Just for kicks, I am going to throw in a 10 minute standing abs workout that I happened to see on Pinterest today. So between a 20 minute Jillian Michels workout and a 10 minute ab workout, that is just 30 minutes a day. Maybe I should call this the 30 for 30 Challenge, yes I think so!

I even took some "before" photos of my mid-section (my "problem" area) that I may just be willing to share if I see a big change in the 30 days.

Stay tuned and feel free to join me in this challenge, I would love some camaraderie and support!