Call me masochistic but I love those sort of workouts. Yes, they have a high dread factor for me but, I feel a great sense of accomplishment when the workout is over. I feel like an athlete, like it is so worth the pain.
Yesterday in the post I received Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred – three thirty minute workouts on one DVD. Level 1, 2 and 3 – with 3 being the toughest.
Internet fitness friends tell me these are puke-in-the-bucket workouts – if you do Level 2 or 3 or two or more levels combined.
I was sad last night – I knew I couldn’t do these with my current cold/cough/flu. I bemoaned this fact to Greg, when he called from the UK. I knew he’d understand, fellow workout freak that he is.
But today I had a bright idea! A first, I am sure!
Why not do Level 1 but keep it low impact and use lighter weights ( 2 and 3kg – 4 and 6 lbs).
That’s what I did! A perfect short but effective workout for when I am not up to par. Might do the same tomorrow with Level 2..and when I am fully recovered from this can’t shake it flu, I’ll try the workouts high impact. Truly almost throwing up style, I hope!
From the Collage Video website, where this DVD is rated as advanced –