I just finished my first week of Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30! And I’m feeling good! My biceps are a little shaky, but I’m good!
I made a point of not wussing out on anything today and trying to go for the “badass” version of each exercise. I did alright. The only thing I didn’t mess with were the stupid side lungs. For some reason, my body just doesn’t want to do those. So, I didn’t use the weights for that part; I was still just focusing on the correct form.
I’m also happy to say that I’ve been using 5 lb. weights instead of the 2 1/2 lb. weights Jillian uses. I was very tempted to go out and buy some 2 1/2 lb weights last Thursday, but decided to push myself. Only one of the exercises really tired out my arms with the 5 lbs. (Reverse chair flies) I’m just excited I’m feeling good! I’m also glad that I’m finally learning how to do a proper crunch. I’ve always known the form, but suck at the carrying out of it. I always tend to hurt my neck muscles. Jillian’s trick? Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth. This past week is the first time I’ve done crunches where I haven’t hurt my neck! Woohoo!
Tomorrow begins Week 2! It’s going to hurt but feel so good!
I won’t weigh in until tomorrow morning or Thursday morning. I haven’t noticed any difference in my appearance, but my arms and legs are feeling stronger. I also haven’t had any lower back pain. I think the only thing that could be discouraging is that, since I’m not overweight, I feel like it’ll be harder to see immediate results. I just keep telling myself to stop thinking and just get to it. Let how I look on Day 30 be the judge.
On to Week 2!!