Took 2 Tylenol again today right before working out. My thigh muscles sang more than a little bit, but it wasn’t agony like yesterday. My form was better. I’m not sure if that’s a sign my muscle tenderness is retreating, the Tylenol or because it’s Friday. I tend to perform better on Friday even though I may be pushing harder. I’m guessing because my brain knows it will have two days to recover. FitBit Calories: 171
Made it three-quarters of the way into the second instructor’s routine before I had to take it to a jog. My form during the third instructor’s routine was sloppy. My thigh muscles hurt really badly. Hopefully, they’ll recover over the weekend. On the plus side, I got decent night’s sleep for the first time in a long while. FitBit Calories: 261
After yesterday’s world of pain, decided to take two Tylenol before this morning’s workout. Those lunges would have killed me otherwise. I think this 5 day a week schedule may work. I wasn’t nearly as tempted to stay in bed. My form wasn’t great, but not as bad as I would have expected. FitBit Calories: 163
So I’m trying to “hack my brain”. I’ve decided to do my normal, high impact workout Monday, Wednesday and Friday as always. I’ve added in a low impact workout for Tuesday and Thursday. This way, the sweet sweet comfort of my bed will not lull me into staying on Wednesdays and Fridays (the days I normally fall off the exercise wagon).
I did the low impact workout and I feel like I’ve been hit by a car. It probably wasn’t wise to add it in after not having worked out for so long, but I didn’t want to delay the start of the new routine. My footwork was pretty sloppy. So many low impact workouts seem to compensate for the reduced exertion with complex moves. I had to take it to a march in the middle of the second instructor’s routine (there are 3 for this workout) because my thigh muscles hurt so bad. I shudder to think what Thursday is going to like. FitBit Calories Burned: 274
A new year and another backslide. Sigh… I haven’t worked out for nearly 3 months. To make matters worse, I’ve gained back 27 pounds. It’s astonishing how fast that happens. I did manage to workout this morning. It will take me a while to get back up to where I was in the routine. There’s nothing really to say about it except to try again. I forgot to depress the side button on my FitBit, so I’m estimating calories burned at 208 using this site: https://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc.
Two steps forward, three steps back. I skipped most of last week and this past Monday. The black dog had me clenched tightly in his teeth last Saturday. Maybe I gave up a little. I don’t know. I wish I was making better progress. Just a little something to give me a sliver of hope. Maybe I’ll workout again this week, maybe I won’t. FitBit Calories Burned: 183
The plus side is this morning’s workout is number 100. The downside is that I’m just coming off a week-long diet bender. The Thursday before memorial day at 10:30 a. m., I experienced what I could only describe as a personal system failure. I could not form a single coherent thought. I decided I would turn Memorial Day weekend into a four-day holiday. I indulged in some serious cupcake gluttony (http://www.jillyscupcakebar.com/) that Friday and on through to Monday. I didn’t workout and I slacked on my diet the rest of the week. Curiously, I didn’t actually feel rested until the weekend after Memorial Day. The only reason I got up and worked out this morning is that I’ve worked to hard too get where I am now. The thought of starting over is just too much.
I expected to not able to make it through the heel jacks. I managed to fly through them and nail the transition from the circle jacks. That could be just because I was well-rested. I think I probably could have started the first set of lunges, but I didn’t want to push my luck. We’ll see how the next workout goes. FitBit Calories Burned: 88 It should be noted that I forgot to start my FitBit tracking, so the whole 20 minutes is not represented.