I started over with my Shred rotation yesterday, meaning that Thursday I did Level 1, and today it was Level 2.
Um? Ouch. I hurt. I haz pain. ALL. OVER. Here are a few reasons I think I'm so stiff and sore:
- I hadn't done the Shred in almost two weeks. I'd say that's a wee bit more than a "break". I had no intention of letting it go that long, but it happened. So all that work I'd done to not be so sore after shredding? It took a break too. I'm definitely back to square one. Or square -1...
- I had been exercising using 3lb weights, since I thought we'd lost one of the 5lb ones. Well my dear husband -bless him- found the other one. So now I'm doing all of the moves with almost twice the weight. Double the weight = double the effort = DOUBLE THE PAIN.
- I've been working harder. While I know that the first two points are definitely playing a role, I think this is the kicker. I'm so tired of not being comfortable in my own skin and not feeling like me. I'm tired of it. I want how I feel inside to match how I look on the outside, and right now it doesn't. Taking two weeks off is NOT the way to encourage change (neither is eating ice cream and cheese cake at night. Um... not that I did that. Not me.), so I definitely had some lost ground to make up.
I'm a little scared.
Related: I don't like the taste of sweat.