Monday was Day 22 of the Shred, and my first day of doing it on Level 3. I had to rush through some of the sets because I got home later than I had hoped, but at least I still did it. AND... I definitely felt a slight tightness in my arm and upper back muscles afterwards.
Today is a rest day and I definitely need it, mentally. Left work late, which meant that I pretty much just grabbed a cheap pizza, picked up the kids, and got home. Oddly, I keep thinking about new routines to incorporate into my work out days and my rest days. Last weekend, when I was figuring out our grocery list, Hubby said I was being a little obsessive (he didn't use that word, but didn't disagree when I asked him if that's what he was saying). Maybe I am, but I want to ride this train... Perhaps I will be able to make it into a normal daily thing for me by the time my "obsession" passes.
I was talking to J earlier this week about the different Jillian Michaels exercise videos, and she made an interesting observation. I had just finished saying how I kept reading that people found Level 2 of the Shred very difficult, but that I didn't find that that hard. I mean, I'm definitely not doing the "advanced" moves for all of them, but I'm not killing myself on the "beginner" ones, even with mixing in some "advanced" moves. J said that her friends who have kids have said the same thing, but that her friends without kids have a rough time doing plank moves. We went on to talk about how it's possibly because mommies are constantly picking up their kids (and a number of other needed accoutrements), so we have a higher level of upper body strength than childless women. It's an interesting idea. Also would explain why I didn't think anything of using 5 to 8 pound weights for the Shred when J and others use 2 to 4 pounds. Hm.