Today it was already time to get back to work, 5 days off were just not enough. It’s really heating up and getting humid too. It was 91 degrees when I left the house this morning at 5:30 a.m. I was really glad it was my light day.
I was at least rewarded with this beautiful sky. I am sure we are going to be getting some monsoon storms soon the way the weather has changed up in the past week.
I knew that I would need to add in some strength training into my exercise program eventually. When I started exercising again Mike and I talked about just easing into it the first month – walk 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week. That lasted a week and my desire to exercise increased to a level I have never experienced. I wanted to do more, so I started walking longer and faster. It’s now time to add in some strength training to my routine.
I remembered my online friend Vanessa doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred so I checked into it. I liked that it had 3 levels, so I could have a beginner place to start. The workouts are 20 minutes so it should be easier to fit it in, too.
I can not remember the last time I really made any effort to do any type of strength training. Since the boys were born about the best I have done is walking, but without consistency. I never got into a groove long enough where I felt ready to add the next step.
Target had exercise stuff on sale this week so I headed over to see what they had and picked up Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and For Beginners DVD’s.
When I got home I thought I would watch the 1st level of the 30 Day Shred DVD and see what I was in for. Then I figured if I am going to watch it I may as well put my shoes on and try to do it. Jackson (my 3 year old) was there jumping on his trampoline in support of me while I was doing attempting jumping jacks and jump rope.
I survived, had a good stretch after incorporating the foam roller. I missed using one of these things, it really helps ease tightness in the muscles.
I accepted that I have a long way to go to get through Level 1. But that’s okay. I have to start somewhere and if I keep at it, it will get easier.Tags: 30 day shred, foam roller, strength training