Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 17 (almost done with level 2)

Only two more days at level 2! I have to say that I am really hoping that I am better at the exercises that are coming up in level 3. It’s been eight days, and while I’m getting better at the plank position, it still bugs me.

Today I did something different– due to an night of musical beds (only one person in my family of four did not move from where he started last night), I just didn’t have it in me to do my first-thing-in-the-morning shred. I sent a tweet out to my two best girls, asking them to yell at me later in the day, after lunch, when I knew I’d have some free time to squeeze in the workout. Sure enough, one of them sent a tweet my way, and that was all I needed to press play on the DVD player.

I’ve been doing the Shred first thing in the morning because I like to get it over with as soon as possible. I will say though, shredding after a morning of light activity was  a different experience– my knees didn’t yell so much, and I actually felt a bit stronger. 1 p.m. is not normally an available time for me to exercise, but I may try to fit it in a few hours after wake up instead of rolling out of bed and into plank position.

What have you done (without much thought) that has positively affected your workouts? Does positive peer pressure/reminders help you stay on track?

2 replies on “Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 17 (almost done with level 2)”

I think I run better later in the day, usually. I PRed at a midnight run, after a BBQ and beer, which seems unlikely, but I think I’m less perky and run-able early in the AM, as you said. But I do think I’m more likely to do it if I commit to the morning, so pros and cons.

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