Update...in blue:30 Day Shred Journal...that will probably take more than 30 days :)
So, I'm the girl that posted the rant about 30ds. Let's start with my stats as of March 18th 2013
My goal is to be about 135. I am short with a medium/large build. If I get smaller and realize I have a smaller frame...so be it! I hope to be 170lb by the end of the year. My goal is also to be strong. I have a son and want another child and I am learning that this requires a lot of strength and energy. I will journal here about the 30 day shred program because I rarely see it from a point of view of someone my size. I have already lost 13lbs since January 1st with just weight watchers and power walking dvds, as well as Pilates.
I am doing WW in addition to exercise in order to control my intake.
March 18th-- I had to take A LOT of breaks and ended up running in place for a lot of the cardio parts. That was the longest 25 minutes of my life! In order to make sure that I got the proper amount of cardio in, I also did a Leslie Sansone 3 mile power walking DVD.
Anyway, I did pretty good on the strength training parts (of course I did the easy versions of everything). The push ups were the only thing that I couldn't really do. I did it girly style and could only get halfway down. About 10 minutes after finishing, I am already sore. I am determined to keep going, though. I know that this is an important step in strengthing my body.
March 19th-- So, as you ladies predicted...I can barely walk, sit to pee, or anything else. However, with 2 toddlers running around and having to clean extra well (mother in law is visiting..ugh), I don't have a choice but to move. I think I will do my power walking dvd first today so that my muscles will loosen up and then rest a little and then do the shred. I will update again later and add a picture every week on Friday with my weight since this is my WW weigh in day.
Ok, I did my power walking DVD and I couldn't sit into any of the movements at all and a couple times my legs started to buckle. I pushed through and finished the 3 miles. After, I did some stretching and attempted some of the movements from 30ds and I just couldn't do it without really injuring myself. I'm going to soak tonight and stretch more and get back on the horse tomorrow. I take solace in the fact that I still did a work out and hope to feel good enough to not want to cry every time I move tomorrow. I know that you are supposed to "push thru", but I know my legs would give out and I would hurt myself. I'm so incredibly sad that I couldn't do 30ds today :(
March 26- So, I had to take an exercise break due to asthma attacks. I've been doing breathing treatments and the junk is loosening up, but I'm still not 100%. I'm going to try and do my power walk DVD today since it's more moderate than high intensity and see how I do. If it makes my asthma act up (my asthma is exercise and allergy induced so the beginning of Spring sucks for me), I will do it for a couple of days and then try 30 day shred again. If it bothers my lungs, then I will stick with Pilates and try again in a couple of days. I'm super frustrated that I have to start the shred all over again, but if I don't take this exercise break, I'll have to get on steroids for awhile and I don't want to do that.