That's how I felt Tuesday morning after my first ever Shred on Monday. In my "Day One" post, I was feeling fairly smug that I managed to complete the whole workout with no major troubles. I'd done all sorts of cardio, strength and abs exercises and I was feeling good! I had a small niggle in my neck throughout the day but it wasn't anything big. Then when I woke up Tuesday morning for my run, I was as stiff as a board! My arms and back especially were hurting so bad! I was as weak as a kitten all day, even struggling to open doors and lift my arms above my head! I looked pathetic!
I do think though that doing my run Tuesday definitely helped loosen me up a bit. I was convinced that I'd only manage 15 mins or so but I actually powered through to a whole 30 mins! In fact, I felt so good that I did the first 20 mins of it on a +1% incline - the most I'd EVER done! Yey me! I also managed to keep walking until I reached 5k. Yey me - again!
Wednesday was Day Two of the Shred and it went really well. I was able to keep up with Jillian much better and I found that the workout just flew by. I find that I really enjoy the weight / strength exercises - especially the chest flys (maybe it's because I'm led flat on my back, just moving my arms - lol?!).
Lucky no aches this time and Thursday was another run. Only 20 mins this time but I did the whole thing on +1% incline again. I think my legs are getting much stronger now and I hope that I can do a full 30 mins on this incline before the end of the month.
Friday = Day Three. I did struggle a bit with this one - I just didn't have any energy in my legs and I had to pause the workout for a minute to catch my breath. Even though this one seemed to drag, I did the whole thing without missing any exercises.
Another 20 min run on Saturday morning (again at +1%). i did feel strong enough in my legs and felt that I could carry on but I was so hot (usually I'm up at 6.30 / 6.45 for a run but I had a small lie in - it's the weekend!) and I felt a bit sick, so I stopped after 20 mins. I did do a longer walk at the end, to do a full 20 mins of walking.
Then today. Day Four of the Shred. Way too hot and my thighs had a mighty wobble but I did it! No stops, no missed exercises. AND I managed to co-ordinate myself enough to do the bicycle crunches at the end - woohoo!
I know I'm supposed to Shred every day, but I like to break it up with my runs and despite the early starts and achey bits, I'm really looking forward to the next 6 days of Level One.
Thanks for reading x