Conversation #62: When did I forget to number my convos...

I guess I just got distracted, but I sort of liked doing it to mark my time.

So this is a quick post right now, but I have some treats coming up.  I have started reading a lot of fashion blogs, and they have inspired me.  I'm not fashionista yet, but I'm trying to be more daring and having fun with outfits.  It does make me feel better during the day when I feel I look cute.  I'm also tempted to try the 30 for 30, but I think I need a little more practice first.

So onto the real meat of this quick post: I started the 30 Day Shred.  Honestly, I started it back in November, and was super dedicated until we got back from the Dominican Republic.  We got back on Tuesday night at 10 PM.  I had a hair appoint on Wednesday, my sister and brother-in-law came in on Friday, and then next Thursday was Thanksgiving.  After I hit holiday mode, exercising went by the wayside.  I started doing sporadically after the first of the year, but I just decided to hit it hard starting on February 7th.  I just moved up to level 2 yesterday, and I think I needed the change.  I love it, and I love starting my day that way, but seriously, my neck and shoulder muscles are so tight now.

I know a lot of you out there have done the shred - did you have this problem?  If so, how did you loosen up your muscles?  All of the shoulder and upper back work is killing me.  I do extra stretches at the end I learned from Pilates and have been using this massager thing I have, but there are still huge knots.  Will it just get better as I get more in shape?  Is there a good stretch y'all know?  Please help because I think all of the tightness can be a trigger for my headaches, too.

I'm hoping as I get stronger they'll work them self out.  If not, I guess I'll just have to tell the hubby I'll need a spa day!


Cole said...

Way to go! I can't wait until I can work out again...I have a feeling that the doctor would have a conniption fit if I did aerobics so soon after surgery. :-)

Preppy 101 said...

I'm not sure you should continue if you are having neck/shoulder tightness. I'd go back to Level 1. I know several girls who are doing the Shred and they haven't had any problems. Good Luck! xoxo