Friday, November 18, 2011

30 day shred, day 5

Level: 1
Date: November 18, 2011
Time of exercise: 2:30pm
Qty (each strength is done twice):
pushups: (girl)     18*, 14
squat and press:  14, 5*
dumbbell row:    15  , 15
static lunge w/ 
bicep curl:           26 , 25
chest Y's:            completed all (didn't count these because I knew I could finish them)
anterior raises w/
static lunge**:        18*, 14* 

* - didn't complete the strength for the whole time allotted 
** - due to my bad, crackling knees, I won't do the lunges.

Notes:  Maybe you've noticed (but probably not), but I completed a full set of pushups!  The first set (I did 18), I didn't realize if I did one more I would have done pushups for the time allotted. But the second set I did pushups the whole time!  I'm pretty proud of myself.  Even just after 5 days, they feel easier.
One thing I forgot to note yesterday, was that the presses (squat and press, minus the squat) without the weights were hard.  I thought that was weird.  I wonder if I'll ever be able to both sets if it's hard without weights?

I enjoy working out earlier in the day, because my evenings can now be filled with wine and good company (hi mom and Rachelle!).  I may be on my 3rd....or 4th glass, so I better cut this short now!

One last thing.  I am leaving for Chicago for all day tomorrow.  I won't be back until after 11pm, so I know I'm not going to get a workout in (Meredith, please don't cry!).  I don't plan on having day 6 without exercise, so my day 6 will be on Sunday.  Stay tuned until then (and thanks for reading :)


  1. Great job! You're very inspiring. :) Are you planning to take a day off every week or just this one time? And did you go to Chicago with a group from CMS? Those trips were awesome.

  2. Thanks Angie! I don't plan on taking any other days off, unless I feel I'm too sore and the exercise wouldn't be beneficial. I was at my house for 5 hours yesterday, 3 of which were sleeping, so there was no way to fit it in. I plan on bringing the DVDs and weights with me to California next week, because I'm dedicated now!