Onward and forward fellow exercisers! I did get my exercises done yesterday, just like I was supposed to. I really didn’t want to. Really, really. We’d had extra cold weather yesterday and one of our heaters died so we were a heater short and I just never really felt warm all day long. Brr!

I did it anyway, and you know what? I wasn’t cold when I was through. ; )

So here’s the rundown for Day 8:

Activity: The 30 Day Shred, Level 1
Activity Length: 20/25 minutes
Difficulty: Oh my gosh what an improvement from Day 1. It was Day 8 of the fitness challenge but this was Day 4 of The 30 Day Shred and WOW – what a difference! I still cannot do all of the cardio segment in the first circuit on level 1 without stopping and shaking out leg muscles or switching to running or jumping in place for a few seconds. It just KILLS my quads. However, there were several sets that I hadn’t been able to fully complete the right way that I DID complete last night and it felt so good.
How I feel: I’m starting to feel an improvement in my energy level and endurance throughout the day. I know that it’s got to be the exercise because I haven’t been drinking more coffee and I certainly haven’t been getting enough sleep! I’m still working on getting started on exercise earlier so I can to bed on time. I need to make it work tonight because I want to get on time for church in the morning!
Tomorrow: Day 5 of the Shred. Bring it on, baby!

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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!