Day 210: Friday, the day for learning…

On Friday I learned that if an exercise DVD, just for the sake of argument Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, states you should use some hand weights…

apparently it is not talking about 7.5kg kettlebells…

I also learned that I am the sort of person who now enjoys walking in the rain!
I am going to tell you about my rainy walk first 🙂
IMG_2897[1]I stomped through some puddles, which were slightly deeper than I thought, and not only came up over the fronts of my boots, but completely covered my feet…I progressed through these fairly rapidly because while my boots are waterproof to an extent, the water started soaking in which worried me a little. Don’t worry (in case you were), my feet remained dry.

I walked a long the side of the stream, which is generally quite small, you can normally see the bottom. only to discover that not only was it a good metre above its normal level, it had at one point burst its banks and was encroaching on the path! It was at this point in the walk, that is started to rain, some more, as if we needed more water!
However, undeterred, I zipped up my waterproof jacket and carried on…I remained nice and dry 😀 and ended up going for 40 mins and 2.6km 🙂

Which brings me to the evenings learning experience…
30day shresThis DVD is one I had heard good things about. I had heard it is actually a good work out (which some of them aren’t) so I invested a grand total of £5 in it to find out.

And it turns out it is a pretty good work out 🙂 She says some sensible things, and generally encourages the notion that you can get good results if you work hard for them.

I did the level one (of three) workout so I could judge what the levels were like, I think it is doable, and harder than expected, and considerably harder when you do it with 7.5kg kettlebells instead of the “handweights” called for! I think that it won’t be long before I move on to the next level, but I may have to acquire some different weights before then.


screen shot from level 1 30 day shred

All in all, the shred DVD was slightly concerning until I stopped being so literal and admitted that I knew they were not talking about the thing that happens to paper when you feed it through a shredder…

that is not what I was going to say…

All in all, I think the shred DVD will make a good supplement to my other workouts but I have no intention of doing it as my only exercise… I also will probably not manage to do it every day for 30 days…as I have a lot of other exercise going on!

Day 210 Complete 🙂




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5 responses to “Day 210: Friday, the day for learning…”

  1. nancytex2013 says :

    It’s a good supplement, but you’re right, not the only exercise you should be doing. I keep a handful of workout dvd’s both at home in Toronto and here in Vegas for those days that I feel like a change or can’t make it to a gym. It’s a nice break and works out some body parts that you might not otherwise target.

    • Ice_Badger says :

      exactly! It is relatively quick and seems to get everything in so good on days where I have a lot of other things to do but I can’t imagine that being my only exercise!

  2. fisefton says :

    I have a range of DVDs or workouts on YouTube for when I either can’t get to the gym or when I don’t want to go running in the cold rain. I don’t do them very often any more as I’ve found I quite like running in light rain but won’t go out in heavy rain. I could never do an exercise DVD every day though, I think I’d get bored even if they do have 3 or 4 different workouts/levels. I also don’t have enough room in the living room to do the DVDs properly.

    • Ice_Badger says :

      I have the same problem! The same thing every day would get tedious!

      I also don’t mind running in Light rain.,,which surprised me! Not the torrential crazy flooding rain that we have been having mind you!

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