I have to be honest and tell you that I skipped a day between day 2 & 3 doing the 30 Day Shred. So, I’m just counting the next day I did it as day 3. I was still in a pretty good amount of pain that day, so I made the executive decision to rest. I’m ok with that. I got right back to the workout the next day and Day 3 was much, much better.
I actually made it through Day 3 really well and felt pretty empowered. I’m still modifying the workout, but I hung in there until the end, so I really felt proud of that, considering Day 2 was so terrible. Day 4 was yesterday (Saturday), and I felt pretty much the same. Same modifications and hung in. It’s getting better, little by little.
As far as telling a difference, I am enjoying a new range of motion in my neck and shoulders I never knew I had, which feels great! I can also bend over further when bending down to get things in the cabinets or off of the floor. I’m also feeling those quadricep muscles. Haven’t felt those since I was cheerleading in high school!
I’ve kept my eating in check, except for Saturday when we had a family reunion. It’s just impossible to go to a family reunion in the South and eat healthy. Ha! But, it was only one meal and I ate ok the rest of the day. I have noticed that I don’t really feel as well if I eat “heavy foods” (potatoes, casseroles, etc.) as I do when I’m eating grilled meat and a salad.
So, I’m trucking along and am determined to do the 30 Day Shred for 30 days. They might not be 30 consecutive days, but I will meet that goal and try not to let but a day go between workouts!