So I’m having fun blogging my journey with Jillian, please feel free to jump in at any time! Today is day three. I can’t decide if I’m more aware of my arms or my legs today. I think the arms still have it.
But I’ve become award of my quads, and of my knees. Now if you’ve seen the level one routine of the 30 Day Shred, you know the line, “If you’re looking for the modified version of the jumping jack, look elsewhere. I have 400 lb people who can do jumping jacks, you can too.”
Here’s the thing — some days I can’t. Some days, my knees (thanks for the oestoarthritis, maternal side) are not pleased with jumping jacks. Some days, I DO modify jumping jacks (don’t tell Jillian on me, please).
I modifying jumping jacks by moving my legs, but not jumping. I continue waving my arms around like a I’m trying to get somone’s attention, but I step from side to side with my legs. It’s still a cardio move. It’s not quite the heart-rate raiser a regular jumping jack is, but it also doesn’t make my knees catch on fire. So I’m OK with that.
What kind of exercises do you modify either on the Shred or other routine?