- 8 years ago
Okay, so I probably won’t hate her in a month… but I started 30 day shred today – eeeevil.
Every time I was like, “OMW, I can’t keep doing this!” she would be like, “I know you want to quit, but keep going!”
By the end I yelled at the TV “I don’t care about my abs!” and gave up on the bicycle crunches. I couldn’t breathe. I had no idea 20 minutes could make me want to die!
Seriously though, I have a few questions:
Background: Besides 2 low intensity kick boxing classes in college (twice a week for 2 semesters), the most ‘exercise’ I’ve ever done in my entire life is a brisk walk around the mall or a couple miles moderate hiking. I’m 5′ 8″ and weigh between 155 and 160, eat okay but not great, and am looking to tone up my ‘soft and jiggly bits’ more than lose a bunch of weight. I mean, yes, I could stand to lose 10, 15, 20 pounds, but I’m not unhappy with how I look, and know myself (and my obsessive personality) and don’t want to risk an eating disorder. 😀
1) Are 2 pound weights too much? I thought they seemed really small, but now my arms feel like they’re going to fall off – like, I had trouble lifting my hands to wash the shampoo out of my hair just after working out.
2) How do you stay hydrated??? There was no chance to stop and take a drink of water and by the end I was panting and it felt like I’d eaten a bag of cotton balls! I drank 3 glasses of water right after and now feel like I need to throw up. That doesn’t seem normal…
3) Since I’m working out at home, is it okay that I’m doing this barefoot? I’m just more comfortable that way, but if I’m going to hurt myself, I’ll put on my running shoes (which my FI bought me to wear hiking – don’t mistakenly think I actually run, ever).
4) Any recommendations for a sports bra? The one I bought for high school pe isn’t cutting it. 🙂 I’m a 36A so I don’t need DD type support, but don’t want the girls to feel negative effects (i.e. drooping) either!