This morning at 6:15AM the alarm went off.
And I wanted to pick up the phone and smash it against the wall.
What prevented me from doing so was the army of vicious little hammers that were pounding around inside my head. Also known as a migraine.
Least to say, I was NOT in any shape to exercise this morning. By 9AM I was more human, however with the day already in full swing I had errands and other things to accomplish. So the Shred would have to wait.
It was on our way home this evening from the grocery store, when I was feeling extremely relaxed and comfy from the wonderful day I'd had with my husband that I realized I was in no mood to workout. As soon as that realization sank in I began the chanting inside my head to gear up.
"Gotta do the Shred when I get home. I am committed to this challenge. 20 minutes a day for 30 days is not the end of the world. It's totally possible, other people have done it, and I am not going to throw in the towel."
When we made it home I put away the groceries at lightening speed and then immediately changed into my workout clothes. Thus Day 5 commenced.
Now, I realized as I listened to Jillian's intro that I was not sore hardly at all today. This was such false advertising as I foolishly thought for a moment "Hey, this is getting easy."
Ewps. Thought too soon.
I again pushed through Cardio for the entire workout at full throttle. I don't know if it was because I was doing it at the end of the day, because I had been so relaxed before starting, or what the reasons. However today was my HARDEST day to get through the cardio. It was just TOUGH. I pushed through and made it happen.
Didn't try to do the push-ups without the mod. However, kept pace with no resting WITH the mod.
I also pushed through the squat/press moves with the weights for both sets. I felt the BURN.
Pushed through the back exercise with the weights for both sets. On the lunge/bicep curls I had a few mishaps with lunging inappropriately. So while I did all of mine with weights, I didn't keep pace as I would have to stop, get into the correct position, then start back. Still BURNED.
Completed all flys with reps. Focused on squeezing today like she says.
Completed all side lunges, however still can't hold onto the weights throughout both sets. Am using the weights for about 60% of the time now instead of the 10% I started with on Day 1. Today I did push myself to keep holding onto the weights until it really burned before having to set them down. Still kept the movement with my arms even when I wasn't holding the weights.
Completed all crunch moves without any mods. Really focused on my form today and felt the burn more than before.
End of workout - my legs actually trembled during the last set of cardio punches. I definitely got in a WORKOUT today. WHEW!
Also today, I noticed that Natalie during the lunge/bicep curls FOR TWO COUNTS AFTER JILLIAN WALKS AWAY DOES NOT LUNGE! Has anyone else noticed this? Watch her in the background, when Jillian walks away from her and over to Anita, Natalie does two counts of bicep curls with no lunge!!!!!
My goal is to complete all those lunges with bicep curls, keeping to the beat for both sets, and on the day that I do I'm going to say to the TV "BOO-YA NATALIE!" LOL. Hey, got to find some humor when your working your booty off.
Hope everyone else had a fabulous Good Friday!