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November 29th, 2011, 06:18 AM
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I didn't think I would be starting the 30 Day Shred for another week or so while I waited for my dvd to come in, but I found a copy at the library yesterday and rented it so I could go ahead and start.

I don't know how much I weigh, since I don't have a scale but I probably could lose to gain some weight (or at the least just maintain my weight now) but my goal is to tone up through this process.

Here is a run down of my workouts from the last week or so, and today's journal about starting the 30 Day Shred.

11/22- Went to the gym and jogged two miles.

11/23- Did not make the time to work out-too busy baking.

11/24- Did not make the time to workout-too busy eating

11/25- Hit the gym bright and early, I ended up doing a three mile jog with the arm blaster and glute kicker options.

11/26- Went to the gym and did another three mile jog with the arm blaster and glute kicker options.

11/27- Jogged 2 miles at the gym with glute kicker and arm blaster options.

11/28- Couldn't get to the gym so did 100 squats, 50 crunches, and 50 reverse crunches at home.

11/29-So today was Day 1-Level 1 and I can say that it pretty much kicked my butt! I am used to either doing cardio/abs or strength/abs but never do all three in one day. I didn't get as much out of the workout as I would have because I haven't bought hand weights yet (note to self, I really should get those today or tomorrow) but I still feel like the workout did something.

As of right now I still plan on supplementing the shred with going to the gym for either some jogging or swimming laps. I would love to jog outside but I don't have warm enough workout clothes-or shoes made to run outside. Maybe with my Christmas money?

I took these before pictures the other day (last Tuesday I think?)



I don't have my starting measurements but I will do it later and post them.
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November 30th, 2011, 08:23 AM
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11/30-

L1 Day 2 of the 30 Day Shred:

Oww! I honestly can't remember waking up this sore ever. Okay, I probably did more often than I remember back when I was actually exercising and doing sports all the time-but it's been so long I can't remember. Even back then I don't remember feeling sore until the morning after the workout. I started hurting within 2 hours of working out yesterday and it progressively got worse as the day went on! It took all I had in me to get up and do my workout this morning-but I did it! I didn't let the pain tell me no, and I worked through it.

I went and got weights yesterday and used them during the workout today, I am starting to regret buying the 5lb weights though (they were on sale) because I couldn't use them through the whole workout. I had to put them down a couple times or risk my arm falling off (at least that's how it felt). Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to tough out the entire workout with the weights though.

On another note, today I am working on our meal plan for the next couple of weeks. I plan to totally revamp my families diet's-wish me luck!
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December 1st, 2011, 07:55 AM
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Level 1 Day 3 of the 30 Day Shred-

Well the day started off great because I woke up not nearly as sore as I was yesterday, so I was more excited to do my workout for just that reason. I still can't use the weights through the entire workout but I can use them through most. Today I decided instead of putting my weights down during the side lunges I would hold one weight in both hands just to keep some weight in the workout.

My endurance does seem to be getting better though, I didn't have to break at all during the workout because I was tired (although I did have to pause once to deal with a fussy baby) tomorrow I will make myself get up early (I usually get up at 4:30 but these last two days I have slept later for some reason) that way I can work out without having to stop for the babies or Addi.
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December 2nd, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Level 1 Day 4 of the 30 Day Shred:

It is becoming easier to get through the workout, and I do seem to be gain strength so both of those are plus'. I also am not waking up sore anymore, although I am still sore throughout the day after I workout. But it is great not to wake up and ache all over.

Tomorrow is grocery day so I am busy today finding lots of recipes that are healthy and whole foods based.
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December 3rd, 2011, 09:03 AM
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Level 1 Day 5 of the the 30 Day Shred-

I wasn't hesitant about doing the workout this morning since my Dh was home and I hate working it out in front of him (he always makes me feel awkward for some reason) but then he said he was leaving to go get donuts so I had the perfect opportunity to do it. I guess that's a good thing because I am sure there will be enough calories in one donut to cover what I burned today.

I have to say that I am proud of myself that I have made it this far. I have a tendency to quit when things hurt or are hard, and this is both. But I think that the fact that it is only 20 minutes out of my day (and I remind myself that about a million times during each workout) makes it more doable.
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December 5th, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Level 1 Day 6:

I took yesterday off so I could rest, and got right back at it this morning. I am glad my endurance is getting so much better, this morning when she mentioned she was sure the people who were on days 5, 6, or 7 were feeling their endurance improve I thought to myself "that is totally me".

My stomach is already starting to look better too, but I still have that horrible ugly extra skin pooch from my pregnancy almost 4 years ago. I think I might do some extra reverse crunches everyday to help get that under control faster.

On a health note:

I had a banana-peanut butter smoothie for breakfast this morning and it was soo good. I can't wait to try my other smoothie recipes.
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March 27th, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Wow it has been a long time since I posted. I have decided to totally revamp my exercise routine. My plan is to exercise 6 days a week doing the c25k program Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and cross training Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Last Friday I did W1D1 of the c25k and let me tell you, I woke up in so much pain I can't even describe it. But I did W1D2 yesterday and not only did I get through it a lot easier, I am not hurting this morning now that I am awake! Now to get myself motivated to do my cross training and get this house cleaned!
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March 27th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Okay so I did force myself to get up and workout today although I didn't do as much as I wish I had. I am going to take it slow and progress with my cross training though.

Todays totals were 3 sets of 10:

Push up
lunges (each leg)
Tuck-up crunches
Scissor kicks
Roll-ups
Leg Drops
Reverse Crunches
Super-mans
2nd position Pliés
Squats with legs together

and some stretching. Friday I am going to try to up it to 3 sets of 15-20, I might also try to add in some other moves as well.
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March 28th, 2012, 11:48 AM
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W1D3 of the C25K is done, and with it week 1 is officially complete! I know it seems like such a little accomplishment but I have never been able to run for even a minute at a time before because I would get horrible stitches in my sides and my asthma.

Today was also the first time I have ran with the jogging stroller, I think it added a little m ore difficulty but not a lot. Now only 7 more weeks to go!
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March 30th, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Well I let time get the best of me yesterday and didn't do my cross training, so I decided to do 30 minutes of yoga today. I did the 10 minute solutions yoga sections: basic yoga, yoga for buns and thighs, and yoga for abs, so in total 30 minutes of yoga. I would have done the entire 50 minutes but I am still planning on running tonight and don't want to be so sore tomorrow that I skip my cross training again. The plan for tomorrow is hitting the gym for some weight training!
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