If you pay any attention to my posts, you will notice that by now I should be almost done with level 2 of Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. But, I have had to alter my plan a bit. Last Friday (L2D2), my husband and I ran outside first thing in the morning to mow the lawn before the rain hit again. He did the majority of the yard with the riding mower while I used the push mower to do inside our doggie’s areas and went around the trees. While he finished up, I came inside to do the Shred. Big! Mistake! I made it 2/3 of the way through and almost passed out. Overheated again! (Note to self – Do not mow prior to doing the Shred!!) And as the day progressed, my knees were killing me! Nothing a little ibuprofen didn’t help. But, I am not one to have knee troubles.
I took Saturday off from any kind of exercise to rest.
Sunday, I walked around one of the local elementary schools and then spent a while goofing off on the playground with my 11 year old son and A, my other son’s 18 yr old girlfriend. We all had a great time, got some fun exercise and vowed to go back again soon!
So, my change of exercise plans looks something like this –
Shred on Monday / Wednesday / Friday
Exercise bike and abs on Tuesday / Thursday
Saturday or Sunday completely off and the other weekend day I will go for a hike, walk, etc with my family.
This may not be the way the plan was designed but taking the advice from a kind person who answered one of my questions – there are no rules that say how you “have” to do it.
Now I pose another question … Do you think a mini trampoline used on the cardio parts to ease the pounding on the knee joints would be an acceptable alternative? It could not be used for the obvious things like the jumping jacks, skaters, etc. But, things like jump rope and high knees could be done on it. What is your opinion?