If you’re anything like me, you don’t feel accomplished unless you’re sweating profusely. And by profusely, I mean you just stepped out of a rainstorm. With Jillian’s Shred DVD, I was still sweating, but not red in the face, drippy sweating. Plus, I felt like my body was already adjusting to it after five days. So what did I do?
Switch it up.
I went back to the Ripped DVD to see if I could last any longer than my first attempt (when I had to stop the DVD twice because I was so out of it). And I made it. I made it through the whole DVD without stopping. Woo hoo! And I was sweating like I had gotten out of a rainstorm. Good deal.
So now today I’m on my third day of Ripped and I still sweat like a rainstorm. These are the workouts I love. In fact, I feel so awesome after Ripped I’ve wanted to tack on Shred…but time constraints have been an issue the past few days.
My advice to workout beginners; get the Shred, work it for a week, get your body adjusted to moving and sweating then shift to Ripped. At least that’s what I did and I’m a “seasonal” workout-er (meaning I get in workout fits and then quit after a few months and take like six months off then start up again). With Ripped, I can actually feel my body start to transform. I mean, yes, I’m hurting, but it’s a good hurt and I look forward to the next workout.
My eating habits have also shifted a bit. I’m trying to journal my food, but I just don’t. Like last night, I did so well throughout the day and then I got to my boyfriend’s house and we got pizza. And yes, pizza is my weakness food. I know no limits with pizza. I know them, but my stomach ignores them. Result? 4 pieces of pizza and 2 breadsticks. >.< I really don’t want to see the calorie count on that dinner. It probably blew it for the next two days.
I’m still pushing water; water is extremely important. Instead of a glass, I’m drinking out of a 16oz bottle. It doesn’t look as intimidating as a big glass or thermos and it’s easier to keep track of my water intake and I drink it faster (four of those puppies get me my daily water intake = 64oz…even though I need more!!).
I’ll update my food choices over the weekend (blog ab out it) when I go grocery shopping. I’m trying to push towards vegan/organic, which works because the food is good, but still need to watch the carb/calorie intake.