So I think I’m doing something more like the 60 Day Shred rather than the 30 Day Shred, but I’m doing it. This weekend I inexplicably decided to move up to Level Two, mostly out of curiosity. I’m glad I did. Don’t get me wrong — Level Two is hard — but I realize I no longer had that shaky, sweaty, “I’m going to die” feeling at the end of Level One (though I’m nowhere near being able to successfully complete that last strength move). I can just barely get through Level Two, and I have to stop to catch my breath a few times. But it’s good. After doing it the second time I feel fairly sore and wobbly.
The best part is still the continued encouragement to actually get in shape. Phrases like, “results don’t come for free, people!” while being mildly annoying, are successfully motivating me to work out regularly, and also to stop and think before I chomp down another cookie (sometimes I still eat the cookie, but that’s because I really neeeeeed it).
I am still on the lookout for decent running pants (Teresa says to go look at the L.L. Bean Factory Store, but I’m having trouble getting down there with my entourage). I did buy some cute new things from Sierra Trading Post, and that was fairly motivating as well. I got the very excellent Hind Pretty Speedy Wicking Shirt ($4.95!); the New Balance Texturetech T-Shirt in my favorite green color ($13.45); Hind Stretch Performance Running Shorts, which are such perfect running shorts that I’m going to order another pair ($6.25!); and a much needed item: a new sports bra ($19.00). Now if it would stop being bitter and rainy, I could go out for runs and actually sweat (I’ve been looking forward to that since December).