I was honestly surprised this morning to wake up to the discovery that I was NOT as sore as the day before.
I know I know. Several of my 30DS friends had told me repeatedly that the second day was the toughest. However I was skeptical. I even told my husband last night before bed that I wasn't sure if I would physically be able to work out this morning.
Of course when I woke up and my body was telling me that it could handle it, how could I dare say no?
Today's focus was the CARDIO segments. Not only did I push myself to keep the pace as the lovely ladies on the TV, I also pushed myself to not do any "modified" version of the cardio. I was all in. The first 2 minute cardio segment was tough. The second one was tougher. In the third set I felt myself get a "second wind" so to speak and all of a sudden I was FLOODED with extra energy. Which was great because after the cool down I felt really energized to tackle the day!
I was going to try to do the push-ups without modifying it, however it simply wasn't an option today. You know when your about to do something that's going to lead to injury? Well as I did that first non-modified push up I could tell that the ability wasn't there yet because I was losing form FAST. One thing I do NOT want to have happen (and neither does Jillian *wink*) is to have an injury that will set me back. However, I'm thinking Day 5 may be the next day I try to tackle push ups again without the modification. We shall see.
The other area I'm still struggling in is the side lunges with the weights on the raises. I start using the weights, and then have to set them down and go weightless before I drop them on my toe. I know I used the weights more today than the day before. That one is going to be a killer!
Eitherway, Day Three was the day of proved progress. The day that showed me pushing yourself can be done and should be done to really get the most out of ME. It also reaffirmed that not only can I do this, however I am STILL enjoying it.
Lastly to mention, is that I truly believe my sleeping at night is benefiting amazingly from my workout mornings. It gets me started fresh. I'm full of energy and that energy seeps into other areas. I find myself WALKING more on breaks at work or even on my lunch. I find myself feeling "zippy" and starting the day that way helps me to carry it through most of the day. Sure, I'm able to get into a bad mood and have a fowl moment like anyone else. However, the workouts help me keep it at bay for awhile. The last two nights when I've laid down to sleep, it's been GOOD. I am not only falling asleep faster, I am STAYING asleep!
To anyone out there on the 30DS .KEEP PUSHING. And GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP. The sleep helps the body to recover for that next 20 minute day and you can't push yourself every day if your not getting the recovery at night. Sleep must be as big a priority as doing the workout. Listen to your body however PUSH IT where you can.
DAY THREE WAS AWESOME!
Hope everyone had an amazing day!!!!