the long road to healthy

May 18, 2009

Day 6

Filed under: fitness, The Daily Shred — karena @ 4:57 am

Yesterday I shredded at 4PM; this morning at 5:30AM. Pretty intense, but great! I noticed this morning that my knees are a little sore, no doubt from really going into the squats and lunges yesterday, and feel like I may have gone easy on them in the jumping jacks today. It’s difficult, I think, for someone not used to working out, to judge how much is too much or just enough. I’m finding my stride. Unless they feel worse tomorrow morning, I’m going to make a conscious effort on day 7 to really make the jacks wide and powerful.

I love it when Jillian says, “You’re capable of working out hard.” Too often I’ve fallen into the trap of thinking that, because I’m out of shape, I’ve got to take it easy on my body. And yes, of course I have to watch out for my knees etc. But that doesn’t mean I can just go for a half hour walk and call it a workout.

If I’d previewed level 1 before I started, I probably wouldn’t have tried it. I would have thought it was too hard for me to do. But it isn’t. I’m doing it and feeling more stamina and strength every day.

Back later, as kids and errands allow, to post my weekly confessions!



  1. its awesome that you’re keeping up with it! 🙂

    i sorta “previewed” it before i started – using soup cans for weights, but i did the exercises.

    welcome to the sisterhood of the shrinking jeans!

    Comment by Brooke — May 18, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

  2. Thanks, Brooke! There are some moves when I would prefer the soup cans, believe me!

    Comment by karena — May 19, 2009 @ 6:44 am

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