Friday, July 3, 2009

fitness friday - week 2

Did you think I'd forgotten??

Actually, I almost did. Peter's been off all week... every. day. feels. like. Saturday. Several times each day, I find myself thinking about what I need to get ready for Sunday tomorrow. Except that it isn't Sunday tomorrow. He's off for another week, so I don't see this resolving itself until after the 13th. If ever.

I've also been meaning to apologize for not posting Fitness Friday last week. We switched internet and phone providers and, as is to be expected, the move did not go seamlessly. We were without both landline and internet for three days.

Three loooooong days.

So much for making this a regular occurrence on my blog, when I failed right out of the blocks on week two! But hopefully you'll all post links this week and the weeks to follow.

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Again this week, I'll be focusing on the 30 Day Shred. In the intro to the DVD, Jillian recommends starting on level 1, then progressing to levels 2 and 3 when you feel strong enough. Even though I still can't do a full "man" pushup (Okay, maybe I can do one, but it's slow and shaky and painful... I know. So weak.), I was getting bored doing level 1 over and over. And over.

A fellow shredder over at thebabywearer suggested alternating levels, which sounded like a brilliant idea - if a bit scary since I hadn't done either of the other two levels yet. I took the idea one step further and even threw a day of rest into the mix. Cause I'm hardcore like that.

So my routine now looks like: 1, 2, 3, rest. 1, 2, 3, rest. Repeat. Repeat. REPEAT.

Impressive, no?

Although, unfortunately, my reality this week looked more like this: 1, 2, 3, rest. 1, rest. 2, rest. Rest.

Notice the extra "rest" days in there? It's been hard to be as dedicated with Peter home. It's great having him here, but the routine isn't the same. I'm going to try to refocus this next week and not miss any more days. I haven't done my measurements (but am planning to do them yet today), so maybe that will be the motivation I need to get back into it.

I'll be back with my measurements later tonight.

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Now it's your turn.

If you have an exercise move, tip or advice you'd like to share, or even if you are simply documenting your progress, link up! Any post written this week is fair game. If you're doing something daily like the Shred or another exercise or running program, feel free to add a link for each post with a brief description in parenthesis.

Please make sure to link directly to your post, not your homepage, and please include a link back to Muddy Boots in your post so that others can, yes, read my blog, but also find the links that others are leaving to their blogs. If you're not sure how to add a hyperlink to your text, feel free to copy and paste the following:

Fitness Friday at Muddy Boots

Let the fun begin!

(unless you're doing the Shred... then it's "Let the PAIN begin!")

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Added a link to my measurements posts... looks like I'm playing by myself this week. :(


  1. I am sitting here, eating cheesy puffs right out of the bag (a large one) reading your post... I NEED HELP!!!

  2. I haven't done an update recently but maybe this upcoming week or the beginning of the next. I will tell you that the scales aren't moving much for me. I'm yo-yoing between 2 pounds but I think I've figured out part of my problem so I'm changing that this week in hopes I'll see a difference. I took measurements a week ago today so next Saturday I'll take again and see if I'm losing inches and just toning up (instead of losing lbs.) I think I am seeing a little change. I'm still on Level 2 and will be there for 4-5 more days - trying to do each level for 15 days.

  3. There! Linked! ;)

    I still haven't bought the Shred. I was in Chapters today too! I totally forgot to look for it as I was browsing scrapbooking and other craft books. Sigh.

  4. It's taking me a little while, but I finally posted a workout update :) Hope to do a little better as I need to get into marathon-training mode!!


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