My workouts have been awesomely consistent this month. I have been getting up early and doing workouts with the Kinect. My game of choice has been Your Shape, but on occasion I rock out some dancing with Dance Central 2. Your Shape is great because they provide you with several different workouts to do. There’s everything from a skinny jeans workout program to kick boxing. The game even has workouts from Men and Women’s Health magazine.
There is one thing I’m not a fan of though. When you start a program one day and then switch over to let’s say a strength program the next day, when you go back to your other program you have to start all over again. I’m someone who gets bored with workouts and I also like to switch up my cardio and strength training, so this about the game is frustrating to me.
I will say that doing this the last few weeks has been pretty great though. I’m getting my workouts in and that is all that really matters in the end. I’m more than ready to amp it up though; I just don’t feel like these workouts are quite cutting it. Especially when I start over at the beginning constantly, it’s like I’m a “beginner” each time.
So, I’ve decided to take the plunge. I’ve done this workout video before, but never stuck to it. Before I was never up for the challenge, my body wasn’t up for it. But now I am much stronger and way more determined.
My dear readers, I have decided to get my sweat on with:
Like I said in my previous paragraph, I have done this before. Many times in fact, but I have never made it the full 30 days. I am now challenging myself to do so. I know I am more than capable of doing it; the only thing stopping me is my mind. Which is the case in a lot of the reason I quit half the challenges I put on myself. This time I’m not going to quit, because quitters never win, right?
My plan is to do each level for two weeks, which will include a total of 4 rest days in that two week period. I don’t want to hurt myself with doing this everyday and I don’t even workout everyday as it is. So, I will be taking my usual Thursdays and Sundays off. Yes, this will me it will take more than 30 days, but it will technically still be 30 days of working out. Works for me!
I’m going to do the usual before pictures and stats because I really want to see if this works. I’m sure it does, because I know many people have had awesome success with the video, but I want to see if it is going to work for me. 🙂
I’ll be starting this challenge tomorrow (Monday) and will be sure to give updates along the way. If you have the video, I encourage you to pull it out and give it a try! And if you don’t have the video, give yourself a challenge to workout for 30 days. Do that and you will be amazed how you will want to keep it up. That is one thing I have really noticed since getting more activity in my life as of late. I feel weird if I miss a workout (which has only happened twice since the new year!) and my day is totally off. But be sure to listen to your body too, there are times where it needs a rest day and that’s okay. Just get back at it tomorrow. 🙂
Speaking of working out consistently, I have some tips on how to make it a habit and more fun. I’ll post them later this week, so be sure to check back!
Have you done the 30 Day Shred? If so, how did you handle it and what kind of results did you see?