Wednesday Window: Time to Shred
Ugh. The weighing scales. Finally put batteries back into it tonight after ignoring it for the past year. I’ll be honest – I’m considering taking them back out again! 🙂
But not to worry. I may have let exercise and health slide in the past couple of years, but I have made some really positive changes in the past month, thanks to some great advice from my sister-in-law Julie. I’ve been making one change at a time, and once I am used to that change I’ve been introducing another.
So first I cut out snacking after 8pm. That was harder than I thought. I didn’t realise how much I had been dipping into the biscuit tin with each cup of tea in the evenings. Once that habit was established, I took Julie’s advice and started doing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. Ouch. It’s a 25 minute workout based on interval training – 3 minutes of strength training, 2 minutes of cardio, followed by 1 minute of abs. Then repeat. And repeat. Like I said – ouch. The programme is divided into 3 levels. You do level 1 for 10 days, and then move on to level 2 for 10 days, before moving to level 3 for the final 10 days.
I’m currently on Day 8 of Level 1. I have no idea if it’s made a difference weight wise but it has certainly made a difference fitness wise. There is no comparison between my strength and stamina on Day 1 compared to today. And I feel great. I can’t wait to see how I feel by Day 30.
So that’s it – my little Wednesday window this week – a week of baby steps and positive changes.
I’ve come to accept that I’ll never be wordless and I’ll never manage a true Wordless Wednesday post, so I’ve introduced my Wednesday Window posts instead. Wednesday Window offers a little snapshot of life in our house this week. The post contains a photo or photos taken this week and a sentence or three about it! If you have a Wednesday Window of your own that you’d like to share, be sure to leave a link in the comments below.