Tuesday, November 24, 2009

30 Day Shred Challenge - Day 9 (Adding Weight)

We're already done with Day 9 of our 30 Day Shred Challenge and this time we added more weight.

Valiant and I both mixed it up a bit, by adding weight to certain of the exercises. I moved up to 12 pound weights for the chest flies and used 8 lb weights for the squat and press and the lunge with bicep curls. Adding more arm weights made it so I was mentally whining about my arms instead of my legs! Valiant moved from 2 lb weights to 5 pound weights for all the same exercises. The girl push-ups? They finally felt do-able, but they were still a struggle.

I can't believe we only have one more day at this level and then we bump it up to Level 2 Thanksgiving Day. (Terrific timing, isn't it?)

In other randomness, the Pasta E Fagioli soup is on the stove simmering away and the fresh bread for tonight is already out of the oven. (I know I had planned to make Butter Dips, but fresh bread just seemed to fit better once today arrived.) I'll be sharing the specifics of the soup recipe later today and you won't want to miss it because it is that good. (It is a copy cat recipe that mimics the Pasta E Fagioli from the Olive Garden...you know that is good!)

I'm excited that we're already done with exercise and dinner is already pretty much done, so I can actually get some sewing done. Fingers crossed that I'll have some stuff to show you tomorrow.

P.S. Did you know there are only 30 days until Christmas?


Muthering Heights said...

I did know that....squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I'm so excited!!

Anonymous said...

Dropped to a new weight decade today! Ain't saying which one. LOL But it's good to be there. Still got to do my 20 minutes of yoga, but you are starting to tell it in the mirror. I can see why people like Yoga. No sweat, no tiredness and I am losing weight and inches. But man does it make you sore. Trying to add a few new moves as the old ones get easier to make the workout harder each day. But I can really tell my balance has improved. Love the feedback from the Wii. And today my Wii fit age was 36! Not bad for someone about to have a birthday nearly a decade older than that.