YES. I did exercise the past two days. No, I did not blog about it yesterday. I was feeling very bloggy unmotivated. Which basically means I spent a lot of time online, browsing and wasting time but not really accomplishing anything. It also means that I just basically wasted a lot of time yesterday…

But I DID exercise.


So here’s the rundown for Day 10:

Activity: Exercising on The Gazelle
Activity Length: 55 minutes!
Difficulty: I exercised while watching the first hour of the season premiere of Chuck – which made exercising a lot more enjoyable! I maintained at least a moderate pace the whole time, increasing intensity during the commercials, and keeping my heart rate up for a whole 55 minutes! I was really tired when I stopped, but hadn’t yet reached the “I just can’t go any farther” point — which is really awesome because in the past I was doing well if I made it all the way to 30 minutes!
How I feel: Excited to see my endurance increasing.
Tomorrow: Day 6 of the Shred, here I come!!

And here’s the rundown for Day 11:

Activity: Strength training/floor exercises. I didn’t get my workout in before hubby went to bed, so I took my handweights and some moves from The Shred to the living room.
Activity Length: 20 minutes (I’m just guessing, I didn’t time it, just counted reps.)
Difficulty: I tried to make it hard enough to be a good workout. I started with 50 crunches. I was half sure I could do that many easy peasy and half sure that it was going to be way too hard. I made it to 45 with stopping for a breather! Then I did 50 pushups, 50 squats and presses with the hand weights, 50 static lunges with bicep curls and 50 side lunches with anterior raises. Phew!
How I feel: I was really tired! I guess I did a pretty good job without Jillian. Still, I think I’ll stick to the video for the rest of the month. ; )
Tomorrow: Tonight, I really really AM going to do The 30 Day Shred!

Since I missed two Days of the Shred (one intentionally and one not), I really want to make sure I get to that tonight. And especially since I didn’t update my food journal the past couple days and I think I may have eaten a bit too much, I need to make sure I get back on that horse, too.

Enough about me, how are YOU doin’?

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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!