The last two days of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred have caused muscles that I didn’t even know existed to become sore. Seriously, we have muscles underneath our elbows? I wasn’t aware of that until now.
My legs are much stronger than my arms; probably because anytime my arms start to hurt I stop strength training right away. This hasn’t always been the case but since I have become a sign language interpreter I am extremely careful of my arms and hands. They are my living so I have to be careful.Even when I was a swimmer my legs were more powerful than my arms. I was a great kicker but a so-so puller. I love kicking!
My goal with my personal December challenge with the Jillian Michaels DVD is to have my arms get stronger, but I’m already feeling sore and I hope that I can still interpret!Of course I am joking, albeit slightly, about how anything can happen to my legs but not my arms. But then again, I’m not. Even though I would be sad if I couldn’t run again, I would have a hard time earning a living if something happened to my arms/hands. While I joke that the only reason I got a masters degree was for the hood, I really got it for job security in the future if I were to become injured.
Lots of interpreters end up with severe carpal tunnel, tendonitis or arthritis and they no longer can interpret. I hope this doesn't happen to me, but if it does I at least have a means to a back up plan (I would go to law school, if you were interested).
I know that the 30 Day Shred is not going to render me incapable of interpreting, but I think that I may have been a little too overzealous with my plan. The thought of doing the Shred for 31 days in a row is starting to scare me a little bit. Plus, I have a 5K next weekend and I want to rock it with a sub-30 finishing time!
In the interest of my arms not falling off, again joking but only slightly, and not completely burning out I am going to spread the 30 days over the months of December and January fitting it in when it is the most appropriate.
I think this is for the best and it makes participating in Tall Mom’s December Challenge that much more doable.
Have you ever had to modify goals/plans?