In the meantime, I have rediscovered Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. I remember the very first time I tried the Shred back in 2009. I nearly puked halfway through and was overjoyed when my phone rang, relieving me from the second half of the workout. Today I completed Day 2 of 30 (Level 1) and what a difference since that day in 2009! While the workout was nowhere near "easy", it certainly wasn't as horrible as I'd remembered. I even managed to do the exact same workout two days in a row... and boy, do I feel it. I'm pretty sure it's going to hurt to squat tomorrow! It is not my intention to complete the program in 30 consecutive days. I will listen to my body (and mind!) and switch things up if/when necessary. But I'm thrilled to have this extra element in my lineup. I have also discovered that there is a community center very close to my house that offers Zumba and Kickboxing classes. Both have been added to my to-do list.
And finally, I have some concrete goals I'd like to put in writing:
- March 19th: Be able to run 1.5 miles non-stop. (A requirement of a fitness assessment I'll be participating in for work.)
- June 9th: Komen Race For the Cure 5K
- October 27th: Color Run 5K
- November 22nd: Ridgewood Turkey Trot 8K