30 Day Shred: Week 1 Recap

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
  • pull-downs
  • shoulder press
  • squats
  • weighted-step-up-things
  • 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
  • planks
  • 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
  • Pushups
  • 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)


Strength train twice

Run three times

Go to bed before eleven every day (my summer night-owl is setting in)

Naptime Momtog

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