Monday, June 1, 2009

Level 2?!

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

May 20th was the date I started to shred. I've not been too faithful...about 4 days out of 7. That's not bad for me since I was working out 0 days out of 7 prior to May 20th.

Today is day 12 of The 30 Day Shred. I'll admit it: I got cocky. Level 1 wasn't too tough for me. I still lack the most on strength but my cardio has improved quite significantly. Ok, about getting I did Level 2. With weights. Here are some things I've learned about myself during Level 2:
  1. I'm a grunter. That's right. When things get tough, I get noisy. Grunts to squeals to shrieks were heard during the workout. I'm glad that my baby was sleeping and my husband was out of the house with my 3-year-old. And this is just another reason I'm too embarassed to join a gym.
  2. I do sweat. I thought there might be something wrong with me because during Level 1 there were no sweat droplets. Maybe some dampness in my sports bra and my lower back. But NOTHING like I'm sweating now.
  3. I have great circulation in my face. I'm beet red at this point.
  4. I am good at abs. Not so good at the weights (arms and shoulders) but I have some pretty strong abs under this flab.
  5. I can do it! I pushed through and pushed hard. I couldn't wait to hear Jillian say, "Just 5 more." And then I really pushed it. I can do it. I can push myself and I am strong.
I probably won't do Level 2 every day...hey, I'm not even doing Level 1 everyday, but this was a great workout. I kind of like getting my butt kicked. It feels good! Did I just say that?!

Don't forget: The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans is starting a new Challenge this Wednesday, June 3rd. It's not too late to sign up.


newlyweds said...

I know level 2 is killer, I am trying to do all moves like Natalie, and wow do I ever sweat, and I am not a big sweater either.

hey the workout might not feel good, but looser jeans feel great!!! Thats my motivation! Keep up the good work.

Brooke said...

level 1 wasn't that hard for me either...big difference with level 2.

are you on a team for this challenge? go team maroon!!!