First, before I begin I would like to take a moment to thank all the veterans who have fought so hard, in so many different wars, and still continue to fight for what we call home; wherever home may be.
Now: A Letter to Jillian
They told me that the whole 30 Day Shred was tremendously hard work; they warned me that I might not lose a large amount of weight, but that I would definitely see a difference in my endurance and strength, and would likely drop a dress size. They have said that although Level 1 was hard, it was nothing compared to Level 2. I scoffed as I read those reports, thinking to myself that it really couldn't be that much harder (although deep down I was slightly nervous). Guess what? I had every right to be. Level 2 is a downright bitch. I hate it. It didn't help that I seem to have pulled a muscle in my left quad yesterday, but I know, that's just an excuse.
In recent years I have come to consider myself relatively fit. I might not be slender, yet I work out regularly and can more than keep up in body pump and kick boxing classes. Sure I get my sweat on, but those classes are an hour long and really push your endurance; the wetter my clothes, the better I feel. It's true.
In all the classes I have ever done, out of the few trainers I have had over the last 12 years, no one has ever made me hate my workout more. It is 20 minutes of hell. When I finished I seriously felt sick. The only thing that kept me going during a certain moment was thinking about all those terribly obese and un-fit people that don't quit when being put through the ringer on the Biggest Loser. If they can do it, then I can do it, even if I don't have your gorgeous self standing right over me, screaming obscenities and urging me on.
So, tomorrow I will put the damn DVD back in and get ready to hate you once more. Well not really. I can't hate you, but I'm sure going to have fun pretending I do every time I do this... Maybe I will find it a bit easier mid-way through. In all likelihood I will; I do know what can happen when you actually stick with a program, I just can't see it right now. I honestly didn't find Level 1 that hard at all and kind of chuckled at the people who did. I'm sorry about that. I really am.
I wanted to take a sneak peek at Level 3 when I finished, just to see what was going to come next (I didn't preview Level 2, and good thing!) but my husband convinced me not to. He is behind me all the way in this and has a lot of faith in me to see this through, however he is probably right in thinking that a preview of what's to come might not be the best plan.
So, here I am, 11 days in, 19 to go. Let's hope I can stick with you till the end.