Today my alarm didn’t go off so I didn’t have time to do the almost hour workout this morning. My workout partner is going at it tonight (which I can’t make it), so I decided to go back to Gillian Michaels “30 Day Shred.” This is only a 20 minute workout, so I could fit in before work.
I wondered if it would be any easier than it was when we first played the DVD in November. I decided that I would stick with Level 1, although I’m sure after a month of Insanity I could have jumped right to Level 3! Really, I wanted to see the difference. Would I feel the same about the video or would I find it easier.
The verdict: EASY!
It was a really good workout, but definitely not as hard as the first time around. I could actually do some push ups (although still only bend my elbows half way). When I started I couldn’t do any pushups. I also was faster at the cardio section and found myself making them a bit harder by combining them with what Shaun T does. It was also nice doing regular crunches instead of the V ab ones that Shuan T makes us do! Those are killers.
There is one weight exercise that I could not do well when I had weights in my hands, and I found that it I had more balance to do them properly this time around. The move is anterior hand raises (hold the waits in front of you and lift up to eye level – image to the right) and side lunges. It must be all of those squats and lunges that we do too many times with Insanity.
This is what I am thinking. I want to keep up with Insanity, but sometimes I have energy later in the day if we do it in the morning or if we are going to do it at night, I would still like to wake up early in the morning. I’m thinking that on those days I feel like I can do a little extra, I might pop in Gillian’s DVD and do it up. It’s only 20 minutes. I’m sure that by the time I’m done Insanity, 30 Day Shred will be a wonderful treat of a workout!
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