Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred; Day 2

My muscles have been sore all day long, and I was in a good amount of discomfort for the better part of the day, but it was all worth it because tonight, yet again, I made it through Level 1! I did it. I keep shocking myself... in January I barely made it through the first 10 minutes of Level 1! Yesterday & today I reached the end of Level 1. I'm really pleased with how far I've come. I still have a long way to go, but things are becoming much easier for me.

I did have trouble not taking breaks for water, that's a killer for me. I love water & drink over 100oz. a day! I would say about half of that happens while exercising. So yeah, I took three water breaks. I did make it through the jumping jacks with a bit more ease tonight, though! I even did better with the push ups! Amazing what one day can do for you, eh? I can't wait to try tomorrow!

In addition to using 30 Day Shred, I also went on a two mile walk with my son, and did another 2 miles with my daughter as well when she got out of school. We went on a bit of a nature hike. I may start posting pictures of our nature walks on here just to give the page some eye candy. I did 3 miles on the Nordic Track as well. I took  my vitamins yesterday& today, haven't been snacking on anything except for fruit after 7pm. My cravings for sweets & salty snacks have pretty much come to a halt, so I am having no trouble with eating only fruits as snacks. Even had some broccoli with dinner.. but that's nothing new.

I have a big article coming, it's involved a ton of research, but it will be worth it. I'm working on getting together as much info and as many links as possible on the effect salt and sugar have on our body, and also information on artificial sweeteners. Give me a day or two and it will be here.

So what are you all up to this week with exercise & dieting? I know quite a few of you are in the midst of challenges, which is very cool. I think I may do something like that a bit further down the line.


  1. You are really in the groove! I saw a thing with Dr. Oz talking about PGX fiber and how it regulates sugar greatly so that you have no cravings. I'd be curious to try it. You might learn more about that to share. Every day, I make myself tea out of diced up fresh ginger, smashed blueberries and a tsp of cinnamon. Very good for me, and at the end, I eat the fruit/ginger at the bottom of the cup and I feel jazzed. It's nice going through lifestyle changes with others in the blog world. I sure feel for you. The first time I ran a 5-minute mile on the ellipitical, I thought I was invincible. It made me wonder what else my body could do that I didn't know about.

  2. I wish I would have seen this before I posted my entry about salt & sugar! Maybe I can research that & do an entry specifically on pgx fiber. We'll see! I have 15 different articles I am in the midst of compiling, on top of my nightly posts with my workout routine... So I've definitely got a lot of work ahead of me.. but after glimpsing a bit about the product on amazon, I am definitely curious...

    I really like tea. I do. I just never can make it so it's actually GOOD for me. I always want to ruin it with too much honey or something. Maybe now that I am more into drinking 100% water instead of 100% soda, tea will be more appealing to me. I love all the health benefits of drinking tea, too. Your tea sounds great. Yummmm!

    DAMN! A five minute mile?! You definitely have me beat. My best time so far has been 9 minutes, but I average around 12 minutes per mile. I try to keep my speed at around 4 or 5mph, sometimes I do push myself though. But damn, a five minute mile... I can't even imagine pulling that off anytime soon!

    I am glad I started this blog and can share my thoughts and experiences with others. It's keeping me on my toes. There have been a few nights recently where I felt like doing NOTHING, but I forced myself through because it's not just me who knows what I am trying to do here, it's anyone who reads my blog. :)


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