Thursday, 21 February 2013

30 Day shred - Day 3 - Level 3

I sooo need my lovely little children to be back at school. Trying to workout when my husband is at work with the boys here just sucks. When the older 2 are at school the toddler naps so then I can workout. I love having them home really, they just make it tough to find workout time.

But.... I did it. I may have had an audience AND a workout buddy (as soon as I figure out how to post pictures I will start adding some) Sit ups were still more like "get halfway then grab your butt to get all the way ups" ha ha As my son pointed out that is NOT how the lady on TV does it!

 7 more days of shred then I get to move onto Jillian Michael's Body Revolution. I am so impatient to start that. I will finish the shred strong though and hope to be doing full sit ups by day 30!

Food today was

Breakfast - tinned tomatoes on toast (no milk for oatmeal)

Lunch - soup, rice cakes, apple, yogurt (I have this pretty much everyday as it fills me up and is yummy, soup is almost always homemade)

Dinner - tonight I have made extra lean scotch beef burgers and sandwiched a chopped cheese string in the middle of each one. Served with spicy sweet potato oven wedges. My husband will probably turn his into a mega burger with all the trimmings but I'll just stick to it as is.

I'm taking the kids to a new indoor play area that has opened nearby tomorrow, then I have to get the cat and dog to the vets for jabs so not sure when I will fit my workout in. I WILL fit in though. It has to be done. I will Make time and so can you!

Until then xoxo

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

30 Day shred level 3 - Days 1&2

Yay I am now on level 3 of the 30 day shred. I like it! Day one was hard as I wasn't sure of a lot of the moves and had to watch for a bit to get the hang of them. Today was day 2 and I was better at following along. It's school holidays here and that makes it hard to workout with 3 little boys running around you. Still I got it done and have a Delicious burn in my shoulders so I know something is working.

I tried to do most moves unmodified but a few were still hard. The full sit ups I struggle to-well sit up I guess. I just can't pull my entire body into a sitting position using just my abs. I will get there though. The plank ups with weights where you raise one arm then one leg took a bit of time to get coordinated but I got that now. I love the shadow punches with weights, I think that is my favourite move so far (especially as I want Jillian like shoulders lol)

Food this week is a little off track (it gets that way when the school routine is interrupted) but not too bad. I do tend to need that glass of red once the boys are asleep which I don't normally have during the week but hey, you gotta live right?

Breakfast today was oatmeal with skimmed milk and water.
Lunch was chicken & broccoli soup, 3 rice cakes with cheese spread, an apple and a yogurt
Dinner will be smoked haddock and leek risotto

On to day 3 tomorrow, Can't wait

Saturday, 16 February 2013

30 Day Shred - Level 3 here I come!

So today I am ready to start level 3 of  Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. In fact I am more than ready, 10 days of one workout is beginning to get tedious!

So far I seem to have mastered most of the moves in level 2. I still have issues with the walk out push ups. Every time I go for a full military push up, I'm scared I'm going to face plant right into my wooden floor! I felt the same with the modified knee push ups in level 1. Since it's been a couple of weeks since I tried the modified push ups (and because I NEEDED something to make me feel like I'm getting stronger, self gratification I know, I know) I decided to give myself a little test. So I dropped to my knees and TOTALLY ROCKED them! Perfect form, straight line from head to tail (not that I have a tail, but you get the idea!) getting right down to the floor and back with relative ease. I feel so much stronger. I knocked out around 20 before my dog decided to lick my nose. That got me back up pretty quick. It just goes to show if you just keep pushing you WILL get stronger and your body WILL change.

Another move I have issues with is the plank. My hands seem to slide forward so it's more like a downward dog. I find I have to keep shuffling my hands back so that my head is in front of my shoulders. This makes it difficult to concentrate on whatever crazy move Jillian has us doing while we are in plank pose!

Well along side level 3 I am going to work on my military push ups and my plank in preparation for my next programme. Yes, on Monday 4th March I will be starting Jillian Michaels 90 day Body Revolution. More to come on that including before weights and measurements.

Until then Keep Pushing, we got this xoxo