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
Step goal achieved! 8550 steps January 9, 2018.
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.
Step goal achieved! 8551 steps January 5, 2018.