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Saturday, January 10, 2009
Today is day 6 of my new program, and I can’t say that it’s been miraculous, inspiring, or even a happy time for me.
The title of this post describes quite well how I’ve felt ALL WEEK.
The nutritional aspects have been PERFECT. I have eaten like a champion for 6 days now, and that part comes pretty easily to me. Some days are harder than others, and some days are like autopilot eating of chicken, brown rice, veggies, and fruit…
On the workout side of it, things have not been so great. I used to LOVE lifting weights. Now it seems that my upper body is utterly retarded, expecially for doing shoulder work. I just don’t have the stamina I used to have for the HIIT, and the constant soreness is really wearing on me. It’s hard to put a smile on your face when you have a major challenge just getting up and down out of a chair or raising your arms over your head to fix your hair…
Don’t get me wrong…it’s not that I don’t WANT this to work out…it’s just that I think since I’m just beginning again I need to back off of the heavy weights and HIIT and SLOWLY work my way back up to it again….Rome wasn’t built in a day…
Next week I’m going to do start with the Turbulence Training Introductory Level workouts. (Stability Ball Leg Curls YAY!!) If you remember, before when I attempted Turbulence Training I stupidly SKIPPED the introductory level workouts and went straight to the intermediate…..STUPID STUPID ME… After the first round of stability ball leg curls my legs refused to walk for 3 days. It really wasn’t pretty at all. Immediately decided that TT wasn’t for me, when I should have just started back with the Intro workouts and worked up from there..
So- That’s what I’m planning on doing starting Monday.
The thing I LOVE about TT is that you only Work Out Formally 3 days per week instead of 6. The other 4 days you are only required 30 minutes of light activity such as a walk on the dreadmill or ride a bike… I think for me it would be a nice break from the 6 days of high intensity workouts I’ve been doing….a really nice break.
So- Here’s my week 1 stats:
Weight lost: 5 pounds
Inches lost: 3 inches over my whole body.
Nothing to sneeze at for sure…Let’s hope the magic starts in week 2!!