I decided to go to my regular hour long Zumba class. I absolutely love going, but I swear they tried to kill us this week. They did several fun, face paced songs and I was bouncin' like a bunny. I try my best to take it to my max level because I know I'll get a better workout. By the time I walked out of class my legs were aching, but I was definitely on a Zumba high.
The best way I can explain it is being overly energetic, happy, and feelin' like you can conquer the world since you just survived an intense Zumba class. You get this sense of "I can do anything" and it makes you want to take on the world.
Not when you've committed yourself to this whole 30 Day Shred thing on top of it.
Yes, Wendy got the bright idea to bound her happy butt home and do the Shred. On top of that, she also invited two stepchildren and a husband to participate.
Why is that not such a good idea???
Oh, about 5 minutes into it I realized that my body was pretty exhausted but I'm stubborn enough to show off in front of two kids and a husband. Did I quit? Um, not even close. My persistent, pig headed self decided to give it my all and show off.
Good Heavens! I thought I was gonna DIE!
I officially am not BFF's with Jillian Michaels or the two women who stand behind her in the video. And I'm pretty mad that Jillian seems to not be workin' as hard as I am. I mean, she can still talk while doing all that??? I can't utter a word...I'm strugglin' to breathe....I sure ain't talking.
But, I made it through the whole thing and I realized something. A year and a half ago, I did try one day of the 30 Day Shred. It was before I started losing any weight and I couldn't do half of what I did this time. I remember being so disgusted with myself and angry that my fit husband could do everything so easily. So I gave up and did not come back to it until this week.
The things I felt this time were a determination to improve, a sense of completion and accomplishment, and relief that my body could actually do so much more now. Never in a million years did I think I could do an hour and a half of workouts in a day. I've never done that in my entire life.