Its not gonna get easier is it? haha. Today I decided to be clever and go for my run then do the Shed. Actually I don't think that the running helped or hurt my shred progress. It was still really tough of course and I don't think I have EVER sweat this much, not even my first week of running. I cannot stress enough how great it is to do a workout DVD with simple basic moves. I really like that I know what is going on and that it is only 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, and 1 minute of abs rinse and repeat twice.
My biggest ache is in the front of my thighs which sucks because it makes stairs brutal. It also makes me happy because it shows that those are muscles that I am missing durring my runs that are getting a work out. I think that the 5lb weights I am using are too heavy for some of the moves so I used water bottles today. I think I will pick up some 3lb weights soon.
I think my biggest complaint with this DVD is that the cool down is really insufficiant. The stretching is done too quickly. I understand that it is a selling point that the routine is short but adding 5 or so more minutes would really probably help with the soreness. Now that I know that I am adding my own cool down at the end and extending the stretches that Jillian does.
Finally, I do have to say I am really proud of myself. I got invited to a BBQ this morning so I knew that i would be out for the evening so When I was lucky to get a long lunch break allowing me to run and do the Shred. It would have been a good excuse skip the Shred but I didnt. I wanted to really give this my best try to make through the entire 30 days. That being said, No I won't be doing this 30 days straight. I am going away next weekend to visit my inlaws, there is no way that I am sweating my butt off in their living room haha. I do plan on packing my running shoes and I promise I will do some push ups and sit ups in Jillian's honor.