Just a quick update of how I’ve done this week. (Sorry, this post got way longer than I intended)
First I’ll let you know that I’ve changed my strength training plan from what I originally posted here. A friend of mine that’s like transformed her body gave me some pointers. Basically rather than doing so many exercises multiple times a week, I’ll be doing super sets for different areas one time a week. Here’s my new plan.
So here’s what I’ve done the last few days.
Monday – day 10: Didn’t start off the week too well, I spent this entire day unshowered, in my jammies, lounging on the couch totally sick. No exercise today, but I did okay with food and water.
Tuesday – day 11: Went to work today, and coughed ALL DAY LONG. I felt generally pretty crappy still. Tuesdays are supposed to be a run day for me, but just trying to take a deep breath sent me into coughing fits, so no cardio today. But even though I REALLY didn’t want to, I made myself do core exercises. 60 seconds of plank (I can’t hold 60 seconds yet, so I held as long as I could, rested a few seconds, then did another plank to get to 60 seconds) and 100 crunches. I broke the crunches up into smaller sets with short rests in between and they were pretty pathetic, I kept coughing which makes any sort of ab work nearly impossible. Overall, I’m just feeling pretty good that I did anything today. I didn’t let the coughing and feeling like crud be used as excuse today. Go me!
Wednesday – day 12: I got really crappy sleep last night due to a ridiculous amount of coughing. Unfortunately I kept hubby up too. Anyway I went to work with barely any voice. I creaked, crooked, sniffled, and coughed most the morning. I’m sure my coworkers were glad I was there. (sarcasm) By afternoon I had my voice mostly back, but was still coughing and a little wheezy (does that make anyone else think of The Jeffersons?) so no cardio again today. My abs are slightly sore today, I think I didn’t work hard enough last night though, I feel like they should be a bit more sore. I’m chugging water right now so that I can get my 8 cups in for the day. I keep forgetting to take my lunches into work, so I ate at the cafeteria at the hospital. wompwomp. After spending time with my Skybaby (she talked my ear off for seriously an hour straight, then we worked on a few education software programs she uses, did her advent calendar, and read a chapter of Harry Potter – The Order of the Phoenix) and getting her tucked in to bed I once again forced myself to do some of my strength training. Today was legs (see workout above). I’ll be honest, I thought that looked pretty easy when I saw it on paper. OMG, this chick is frickin weak! I actually did pretty well with the squats. I watched a video on YouTube about how to get the correct form and that was helpful, in the past Squats have often hurt my knees, I wasn’t pushing my bootie back far enough was the problem. The lunges were killer though, I know I wasn’t dipping down nearly as far as I should have been, but honestly, I just don’t think I’m strong enough to do it yet. I was afraid I wouldn’t make it back up! I just did the best I could and tried to pay attention to my form. By the end of the lateral squats (also called lateral lunges i think?) I was dying!
Tomorrow I have off from work. I have every other Thursday off and I usually try to run on those days, if I have a miraculous recovery tonight I’ll run, but I’m thinking it will just be a walk. Hopefully my legs are crazy sore, but they feel like jello right now, so I’m guessing they will be. And I think I’ll shoot for the Push workout tomorrow night.
Hows your week going?