Sooo… week one of June’s 30 Day Shred Challenge down (my initial post is over here). I met my goals of salad-eating, running twice, and strength training twice. Drinking lots of water is way hard for me! Here’s a snapshot (more for my own logging benefits than for your visual pleasure) of what went down this past week:
Wednesday, June 1st: Strength trained with Swole Patrol (that’s what my husband and his friend call their tri-weekly weightlifting sessions). Did four circuits of:
- 5 minute jog
- shoulder press
- Then our “How many sit-ups can you do in 60-seconds?” challenge twice. Topped out at 35.
Thursday, June 2nd: Jogged the loop around my neighborhood. It’s a bit of a hill and a little more than two miles (walked about 1/4 mile towards the end of the middle).
Friday, June 3rd: Strength trained with Swole Patrol. Did four circuits of:
- incline dumbbell bench press
- barbell rows
- barbell shrugs
- barbell squats
- 60 seconds of situps twice — topped out at 37.
This was also the day I officially joined all the other inter-ladies with the 30 Day Shred. Did Level 1; it kicked my butt.
Saturday, June 4th: Jordan and I did the Shred together. It was cute, both of us huffing and puffing alongside each other. Afterwards, I ran a mile around the neighborhood and then Jordan ran after me. I need a jogging stroller, I think. Then we could go as a family.
Sunday, June 5th: Shred and a mile run. It’s funny how during the process, I feel like I’m going to die, and then 10 minutes after, I feel just fine. This makes me irrationally angry. Or crazy for thinking that the pain should last longer. But how can I feel fine just minutes after feeling like death?
Monday, June 6th: Swole Patrol. Did each group of exercises three times:
- Dumbbell squat
- Hip raise with feet on bench
- Cable row to neck with external rotation (killed me)
- Reverse crunch
- Prone cobra (what a name)
Then did the elliptical for 20 minutes and a core circuit with Jordan and Jeff that went like this:
- Weighted sit-ups
- Russian Twist (another great name)
- Wide-stance plank with leg lift
- Modified hanging hurdle
And then we were spent. At night, when Jordan went to his first gig as a bouncer (don’t even ask…) I did the Shred on level 2. And it was not easy. Ouch.
Tuesday, June 7th: Rest. So… tired.
I think it went pretty well. My bod’s in a bit of shock, but I think that was to be expected. The one thing I have noticed is how much more alert and happy I am during the day. I feel paradoxically sore and refreshed.
My goals for this next week:
Continue to eat a salad a day (mmm veggies)
DRINK. MOAR. WATER.
Strength train twice
Run three times
Go to bed before eleven every day (my summer night-owl is setting in)