Posted by lisa on April 6, 2009
It was as not as bad as I thought it was going to be.
I think the expectation in my head far exceeded what the Shred actually was, FOR ME.
Don’t get me wrong. It was hard and I was “heavy beathing” before the first circuit was over. And push-ups are the hardest exercise out there and well, I don’t like them very much. What genius came up with push-ups I wonder? They are a necessary evil (I guess) but man oh man, they can bite me.
However, overall, this video did not kick my ass as badly as I previously thought it would.
And I’m not sure why. I have an idea, though.
- Granted, I used 3lb weights throughout the circuit training. I think I will be ready for 5lb weights very soon and I might even try 5lb weights on a few of the exercises tomorrow.
- Granted, I am accustomed to carrying around my 17 lb 6 month old baby all day long.
- Granted, I am accustomed to lifting the 17 lb baby and the 38 lb 3 yr old in and out of their car seats, multiple times a day. I no longer lift the 5yr old!
- Granted, I started exercising a few weeks ago and I think my body is SLOWLY getting back in shape.
Yeah, I think I just might to up the weight a bit for a harder workout.
Granted, the CARDIO segments kicked my ass and the most huffing and puffing happened during those TWO minutes of the circuits. Jumping jacks- yeah, not a fan. They can bite me too.
Of couse, I did pop two ibuprofen BEFORE the workout in anticipation of feeling sore afterwards- I think ahead. It could be that after the ibuprofen wears off, I won’t be able to move.
I am THANKFUL though, that the SHRED is ONLY 22 minutes long (including cool-down), from start to finish. I kept repeating to myself:
KEEP GOING. KEEP GOING. IT”S ONLY 22 MINUTES LONG. DON’T LET HER GET THE BEST OF YOU. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT.
How did you do? Was it HARD? Did you love Jillian? Cuss her out? Are you excited about exercising tomorrow, all over again? I actually laughed out loud typing that last question, I just couldn’t do it with a straight face. I am so NOT looking forward to MORE push-ups, UGH.
I do have to agree with Beth, though. I feel ENERGIZED for the day.
Good luck! Let us know how you are doing, either in the comments section or by writing a post on your personal blog and leaving the link in the comments section. I want to KNOW how you are doing.
Shred baby, SHRED!