Wedding Shape-Up Challenge Part 2

A little over 30 days ago, I announced that I was going to do a little Wedding Shape-Up Challenge (see the first half of my plan here).  Well those 30 days have come and gone and now I have moved on to the next 30 days, even though I haven’t blogged about it.

I learned some things about myself in that first 30 days.

1.  My body really responds to weight training mixed with short bursts of cardio.  I can tell a difference and so can Brad. 😉

2. My eating habits have really changed in the past few months and I don’t need to count calories, just listen to my body.  I think if I actually monitored what I ate, it would come out similarly to my plan, but sometimes I really need more calories sooner rather than later because of a super intense workout.

3. I can handle some intensity in my workouts, intensity beyond running long distances. When I started Level 1 of 30 Day Shred, I thought, “This isn’t too bad.”  But when I reached Level 2, I didn’t think I would ever make it to Level 3.  Well, I did and I’m there.  It’s not easy, but I can do it!

4. Besides the WSUC, I’ve learned that I really like blogging and I have decided to become more committed to it, which if you read regularly, you probably have already realized this since I’ve been posting way more lately.

So what am I doing for the second part of WSUC?  For the next 25 days (I already started this about a week ago) I’m working…

  • Adding mileage to my runs by doing a long run on Saturday and gradually increasing until I’m up to 10 miles (I’m up to 8ish currently).  This won’t be that difficult, but I want to actually do at least two 10 milers before we leave for our honeymoon.
  • Do three weight training heavy workouts a week, which will probably be  in the form of a Jillian video.  I’m shooting for two Level 3 30 Day Shreds a week + one No More Trouble Zones.  But we’ll see about this.  As long as I get in the three weight training workouts, I’m not going to feel bad about doing a different format of exercise.
  • Eat as balanced as I can.  This means not passing on cake at my showers or wine on the weekends (and our pub crawl in lieu of a bachelor/bachelorette party!), but taking it easy and knowing where my stopping points should be.

This is what I have basically morphed into doing the first 30 days, except for the difference in exercising, so I think this works well for me.

Not too hard.  Not too soft.  It’s juuuuuust right. 🙂



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5 responses to “Wedding Shape-Up Challenge Part 2

  1. yea! Looking forward to more posts. And I am with you, listening to my body is much easier than counting calories. Lunch at 10:30am….sure! haha.

  2. I am on day 5 of the 30 Day Shred (level 1) and I am scared for level 2!!!!!!

  3. Congrats Kelly! I am so happy for you that you’re sticking with it. I cannot ever commit to weight lifting. Maybe I need to try the 30 day shred? I know you’ll get in a couple of 10 milers before your honeymoon!

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