Double-whammy post today. First of all, a quick update on the tired-all-the-time issue. The increase in protein has most definitely helped me stay fuller for longer. I'm continuing taking a Vitamin D3 supplement along with a prenatal multivitamin. No, I'm not pregnant that I know of, but my OB suggested a prenatal vitamin while we prepare for when that time comes. I'm definitely feeling a difference, not so tired all the time. I think part of my relief also comes from having dealt with a lot of the stress and the "roadblock" that I'd put up at this stage of my progress. It certainly helps, having a way to deal with blocked emotions and such. I re-discovered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and put it into practice on Friday. Oh how that has helped SO much already!!
And, now that I'm not draggin' booty tired as much all the time, I can concentrate once again on maximizing my workout efforts. I've found that I'm not really getting into Jillian Michaels: Shred-It With Weights as much as I thought I might. Level One seems not so intense as I'd hoped, and the little bit of Level Two that I tried, uh yeah... not yet. So, it's not holding my interest. I plan to continue to incorporate my kettlebells into my workouts regardless, just, not with Shred It With Weights at this point.
I'd considered jumping right into Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30, because I've been ever so curious about it. However, while chatting with Mike last night, he pointed out that I've had great results my first two times through Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred, and that it might be a good idea to give it a third go-round, to really challenge and push myself to complete all of the moves at the "advanced" level. Then, once accomplished, I could more confidently move on to Ripped in 30. I gave this some consideration and felt as though he might really be on to something! Both times that I've involved myself in completing the Shred, I've stuck with it, it's kept my interest and I see/feel results rapidly. Why change a good thing?!
So . . . [not so] bright and early this morning, I embarked on Round Three of 30 Day Shred. Once again, ten consecutive days of each level, while also keeping up with my run training. Watch out for occasional updates, as well as an all-new results blog at the end of this endeavor.
Yes, I am this crazy. :)
Results photos from the first two rounds: Round One and Round Two