Shred Report

January 12, 2009

Day Two

Filed under: 30 day shred, daily report — Tags: , — Jules @ 3:21 pm

Today was not so easy. It’s probably a combination of me still being a bit wiped out from yesterday and using the 5 lb weights for everything but the squats, but in the second circuit I was ready to stop. The third circuit is easiest, so once I got to that it got better, but I really wasn’t so sure I was going to make it to there. As long as I push through the first week it should get easier, right? At the moment I can’t imagine ever moving up to level 2. Maybe I’ll do the 90 day shred. Three 30 day shreds, one at each level. Because once I’m comfortable with level 1, I can’t imagine willingly making it harder for myself. I feel like if I did I wouldn’t get through the month.

But onward and upward. Today is over and tomorrow will be better. Maybe.

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January 11, 2009

Day One

Filed under: 30 day shred, daily report, weigh-in — Tags: , — Jules @ 6:37 pm
Sunday Weigh-in #1

Sunday Weigh-in #1

Weight: 146.2 lb
Body fat: 46.5 lb
Body fat %: 31.8%
Bone mass: 6.5%
Water %: 49.8%
BMI: 26.9

Day one was supposed to be a week ago, but I sorta tried to start and failed miserably. I got through the strength portion and had nothing left for the cardio, and that was just on the first circuit. So I gave up and decided I would go get some lighter weights and start this right.

So I did the whole thing today and it wasn’t impossible by any means. It was HARD, don’t get me wrong, but at no point did I feel the need to stop. I think switching from the 5 lb dumbbells to 2 lb was a good idea for the squats in the first strength circuit. But I should probably have them handy for the rest of the workout, because while the 2 lbers felt just right for the squats, most of the rest of the strength exercises I could have used heavier weights. 

I completely suck at pushups. I keep my butt way up in the air, and I know I need to work on that, but I think I’ll work up to that, since it’s just about impossible for me otherwise.

Overall, I’m feeling really good about day one, and can’t wait for day two.

History

Filed under: 30 day shred, celiac, couch to 5k, history — Tags: , , , — Jules @ 6:32 pm

I’m 25, and have been pretty skinny for the past three or four years, which is a combination of starting Strattera and having undiagnosed celiac disease. I was down to almost unhealthily skinny for a bit, which I didn’t mind after spending most of my adolescence a bit overweight. (My top weight ever was 165, and I’m 5’2″, but I usually was around 155.) Of course, looking back at pictures from my skinniest period is rather scary. I was not well, and it was obvious. 

I didn’t stay at the extreme skinniness for long, and settled into a nice weight of between 125 and 130. A little more than I really wanted, but I was happy with it. Of course, I got nearly no exercise and didn’t feel healthy. (Though all my blood work is completely perfect and there’s nothing wrong with me that a gluten free diet doesn’t take care of.) 

Then the Jewish holidays came and I went to my step mother’s where she fed me way too much food and I put on like 10 pounds. I came home determined to start an exercise program and started Couch to 5k which I liked a lot, until about week four, where I had to run five minutes straight. At that point it began to be too much for me, and I got discouraged. I did like running a lot, and I want to get back into that again, but I’ve always been terrified of running due to bad knees to begin with, so I figure it’s better for me to get a bit more fit before starting that again.

So I found the 30 Day Shred and I’m going to be doing it for the next thirty days, come hell or high water. I hope.

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