What day is it?

So, I didn’t do the Shred yesterday.


  1. I figured that it was supposed to be Day 34, and any day that starts with a 3 is okay to take a break.
  2. My knees were killing me!  I don’t have knee problems!  I’d heard of other Shredheads having knee issues, and didn’t think it would happen to me.
  3. It did.
  4. I like making lists.
  5. Four is my favorite number, so I should have stopped there in the list.

Anyway, today, I thought I’d jump back into it.  Is today Day 34?  Or 35?  Eh…doesn’t matter.  Right?  The Perfectionist part of me really wants to know, but the Casual part says it doesn’t really matter.  Neither side has the energy to argue about it.  🙂

I asked Claire which Level she wanted to do, and she told me Level 4.  There is no Level 4.  Thank goodness!

So, we decided since I’d done two days at Level 1 again and took a break that I could do Level 2 again.

You know that part in Level 2 where Jillian says, “Block it out” at the end?  Well, apparently I had.  (It’s okay.  As a former counselor, I would tell you that blocking things out is a coping mechanism and somewhat effective at times.)

I’d forgotten the oblique twists.  How can you forget the oblique twists?

Claire was doing them today and got herself spinning in a circle and then fell down.  She laughed and screamed, “My OH-BLEEK TRISTS just knocked me down!”  Had I been capable of laughing at that point, I would have.

You’d think that after 33+ days (there! that’s a good way to say it!), I’d have the energy to laugh in the middle of the workout.

I’d forgotten how wrung out it makes you feel.  I literally collapsed on the floor at the end.  Oh, Level 2, how I’ve missed you.  Jillian.  What have you done to me?  I willingly come back for more…almost every day…give or take a day past 33.  😉

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10 Responses to “What day is it?”

  • Momma, who care what day it is, you are still doing the work outs and thats all that matters!! I am very proud of you!

  • I have to agree with Jesschw. What does it matter how many days precisely you’ve been doing to workouts? The important part is you’re still going. Too much focus on the numbers will drive you crazy.

  • ok, now I am just laughing at you!

  • i found myself asking what day it is too!
    and yes it is OK to take a break, especially since you’ve completed the 30 days already. consider this all extra 😉

  • hi Claire Mama, long time no comment! i still read your blog everyday.

    i just finished my first day of 30 Days Shred! i do some sort of strength/aerobics exercise from the exercise-on-demand tv channel everyday, and thought i would try the 30 Days Shred today. i could finish it but i have to tell you it was not easy. big cheers to you for doing it continusously.

    oh … i’m also a Lost fan! 🙂

  • Thanks for all your comments, ladies! I’m behind on responding! But, I’m not behind on The Shred. I’m on Day 40-or-so. I’ve lost count, which, normally for me would be a source of stress…but I’m letting it go. I’m hoping the Casual wins out over the Perfectionist this time! 🙂

  • Guess what I just ordered!?!

    I could resist anymore. I’m on the 45 day count-down for the wedding and I’ve been thinking abut stepping up the workouts. I’m a bit concerned about needing to jump around my living room (for lack of space and because I’m on the 2nd floor of a duplex) – but I’m curious to try it out and experience the pain along with the rest of you.

  • Psychgrad, that’s awesome!! Good luck!!

  • I can’t hear most of what she says in Level 2 because of the blood whooshing through my ears. I’ll have to take your word for it. You’d think after 2 months I could breeze through it, but nope, it’s still great.

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