Back in April I successfully finished Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred Challenge with positive results. By completing a 20 minute segment of the DVD over a 30 day period I ended the challenge feeling focused, toned, and full of energy. You can read my full review here.
As I am not officially training for any upcoming races at the moment, I felt I needed to find a challenge to give myself a goal and keep me motivated. After previously completing the challenge I stated the 30 Day shred was the perfect work out for anyone wanting to tone up before an event. Well, with Boston exactly a month a way I knew I had the motivation I needed. With that I made the snap decision last night to take Jillian up on her challenge again.
This morning marked Day 1 of my second go around with the 30 Day Shred. 🙂
Well, actually first I did a mini tennis camp boot camp to get the blood flowing.
I repeated the circuit 5 times
- 10 Suicides width wise of the tennis court
- 30 Jumping Jacks
- 30 High Knees
- 30 Butt Kicks
- 50 Jump Ropes (with a real jump rope)
- 50 Crunches
Then I came back and did Level 1 of the Shred.
I plan to follow the same plan I previously followed with the 30 Day shred. I will complete Level 1 for 10 days, Level 2 for the next 10 and Level 3 for the last 10.
I am looking forward to completing the challenge again. I love presenting myself with a challenge to keep me motivated and on track, otherwise my strength training always falls to the waist side.
After I completed level 1 I had a special treat for breakfast.
I could not resist the very tempting Cinnamon Walnut Scone from Whole Foods this weekend. It was very sweet, but so good.
Got to love the occasional breakfast treat. 😉
On the side I made a fruit salad that consisted of Peach, Plum. Kiwi, Strawberries, Blueberries and Oikos Greek Plain Yogurt.
I made a good bit of fruit salad so I can enjoy it again tomorrow. 🙂
What would you consider you favorite occasional breakfast treat? I LOVE scones! I don’t eat them very often, but I am a big believer in all things in moderation. 😉