I am still on my mission to get fit and fabulous in time for my mile stone birthday next year and you can see how I have got on so far in week 1 and week 2 .
I started off well at the start of last week, and although I hadn't quite perfected all of the moves (not sure I would within 30 days anyway) I decided I would like to try level 2 a couple of days sooner than I had planned, as I was a bit bored of the first one to be honest. Level 2 is much more intense and the 'plank' work was hard and I couldn't do all of them straight off, but it was nice to try some new moves and they certainly had me sweating and out of breath which is all good when burning fat and calories.
However, Thursday night, my second day of level 2 and day 11 of my shred, my knee gave way half way through the routine and I had to stop. I have been suffering with twinges on my left knee on and off for a week but it felt different this time so I decided to stop. Friday afternoon while at the park with the boys, I messed about and twisted my leg as I got off an apparatus and this just made my shred war around (lol) worse. I thought about doing my shred that night, but as I was in pain going up and down the stairs and after consulting my facebook Ladies who shred support group, I took the decision to take a couple of days off to rest it and see how it felt on Sunday.
By Sunday my leg was better - not right - but improved and so I decided to go back to Level 1 to ease myself back in gently. The problem is with Jillian and her 30 Day Shred DVD, the word gently doesn't really come into it because its intense from the moment the routine begins. Still, I gave it my best and even worked out while my OH was sat in the room, probably trying not to laugh at me and my wobbly bits moving around the lounge! Needless to say, my knee and leg did not fair well and I was crying out in pain after about 10 minutes and part from the ab work which I continued doing til the end I couldn't do anything else which required me putting weight on my left leg.