Monday, July 25, 2011

Day 8: 30 Day Shred

DAY 8... I am almost done with Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred. Now, I want to be 100% honest with everyone on here. MY BODY WAS READY TO SHUT DOWN LAST WEEK.So I modified the plan a little bit for myself. This probaly happened for a few reasons, actually.

  1. I was working out 2x per day on some days. The 2nd workout was long, hard, and strenuous.
  2. Some days I probably needed to eat more given all the excercise I was doing..
  3. AND, I neglected to acknowledge that I don't have the greatest joints. (I have sprained both ankles and knees before AND I had knee surgery this past year.)

So, I asked my new found friends on MFP for some advice. Many people suggested that I take off one day to rest (which I did). I also stopped doing all of the jumping jacks to save my knees and substituted the punches in a lower squat. I also tried to eat a little more too. With this, I saw my weight start to drop (thank goodness). And I am less tired. We will see how it goes. Now, I am not sure if I will move on to Level 2 as planned or if I will make up the actual day yet. I am debating factoring in the days when I did the 30DS workout twice... because then I definitely did the workout 10 times as directed for Level 1. I just didn't do it in 10 Days.  We will see. Either way, you know I will keep you posted.

**Edited to add: I will not be weighing myself until the end of the month. I want to make sure that I give myself ample time to see some real changes in August... so my next weight in will be around August 20th or so.***


  1. Sounds like you have a good plan in place! I always eat back most of my exercise calories, my body craves the food. :-)

    Are we MFP friends yet? I'm VeganGal84

  2. ** I just requested you **

    That's good to know about eating all of your calories back. I struggle with that sometimes. For instance, if you look at my diary today... I get lost as to where to add calories. I normally end up eating a night time snack after dinner then.


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