Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Level Up!

Whew! I just finished Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred. I won’t lie: I’m pretty scared to see what Level 3 will be like.

When I completed Level 1 I felt like I had totally killed the workout; I thought that I was ready for whatever I would face in the next set of exercises. I was wrong and have definitely struggled over the last ten days to build myself up to the highest degree of intensity.

I would say that today I did it, but that the video very nearly killed me rather than vice versa. I paused the DVD for a few seconds a couple of times to make sure that I didn’t miss out on anything by pausing to catch my breath, and I had to take a really quick break in the middle of two of the harder plank exercises. I did, however, do everything with high energy and on the maximum difficult level. Overall, I’m pretty proud.

Like I said though, I am sort of dreading what Level 3 will bring. The one saving grace that I can think of right now is that at least I will be starting it back at the beginner’s stage and working my way up to the big, intense moves. I’m pretty sure that if I felt like I had to jump right into the maximum output stage that I would be ‘accidentally’ dropping the DVD off a ten story building tonight.

9 comments:

  1. Pausing the DVD to take a breath. What a concept!!! I would have done the all or nothing thinking...if I can't do it all perfectly then I just won't do it at all. Thanks for opening my mind to "balance"

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  2. Great work!! You did not give in & modified to you but did not let it define you! Keep up the good work!

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  3. Just a question...how far would you have to go to find a ten story building lol.
    That'll tell you something.

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  4. I've heard a lot of good things about this DVD. And I've read about a lot of people who start it... very few who finish it. Presumably the DVD has a chainsaw and leaps out at you on a dark night when you least expect it?
    Not that I'm trying to discourage you -- really. I truly am impressed. GO you!

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  5. Oh dear. Now that reads as if I didn't expect you to finish the DVD. Let me be clear: I expect you to kick this DVD's ass. You've made an extremely impressive rate of progress toward your goals. You've got the determination to do this.

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  6. I'm still convinced that Jillian has it out for me! Cmoursler, there isn't a distance far enough to stop me... lol! Merry, I totally got what you were initially saying; no worries! Thanks for the pep talk though... I may come back and reread that when I am feeling the burn!

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  7. I am so impressed. I have started that DVD 3 times and never make it past day 5 of Level 1!!

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  8. Great job!! I am on level 1 and sometimes I feel like dieing.. I think I might be screwed.

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