Sunday, March 04, 2012
...when i say i'm taking a day of rest, i should really take a day of rest. i knew i needed to yesterday, my muscles were all sore from the weight training i've been doing all week... but no, i was bored so i did my kettlebell training and a light cardio workout. the cardio would've been fine by itself [an old jazzercise tape, just something fun] but i really should've skipped the kettlebell, and i knew it.
but then my mom brought over new exercise dvds/wii games for me and i just /had/ to try one out. i ended up putting in ea active personal trainer, which admittedly is great and much more engaging than wii fit. i did day 1 of the 30 day challenge, and exceeded my trainer's calorie expectation and everything. but when i finished, i knew i'd pushed myself a little too far.
i woke up this morning feeling like i'd been hit by a car [and i have been, previously, on my bike, so i know exactly what the feeling's like]. mostly my upper body, and especially my shoulders/arms. things are loosening up and feeling better as the day goes on, but still. today is definitely a day of rest.
in other news, this morning was also my weigh-in and i'm glad to say that it was all worth it: i am down a pound from last week! it's not much, but i didn't expect it to be. my body takes a week or two to catch up to losing weight, although my clothes are already looser. [for comparison, my first week on weight watchers in 2004 i only lost 0.8 pounds, but the next week i lost 3.4 even though i was on plan both weeks. so i'm just expecting it to catch up, eventually.] anything in the right direction is great, and i'll take it!