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28-Day Challenge - Day 2

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

So, I have Day 2 under my belt! I am extra-proud of myself for beating out all the excuses again tonight, especially since it didn’t look like I was going to make it and was considering doing Day 2 in the morning before work and my cardio/Day 3 after I got home tomorrow. But I got the last of the dishes done – a triumph in housework! – and figured, what the hell? 10 minute video: done.

I didn’t realize how much of an impact the Day 1 cardio would have on my legs, especially my thighs, but man, did it ever. I usually don’t have DOMS until two days after a workout, but I was feeling it by the end of my workday. That helped push me into going through with Day 2 tonight, since I knew that another short workout and a good stretch would help my muscles recover more easily. I missed the feeling, really – the physical knowledge that I did something yesterday worth doing. What a good feeling!

I didn't get as much cardio as I would have liked today, I'll admit. It was supposed to rain all day, but didn't actually start until late this afternoon so everything was miserable when I got home. Nonetheless, I took the dogs out as usual and spent 10 minutes walking the property with Mac. He got some exercise and some remedial field training, so everybody won there. I would have liked to get a little more in, but it didn't happen, so there it is.

I'm also pretty happy with myself for staying within my calorie count for the day, even if my other nutrient counts are a little over/under what the ideal is. Our pantry is a little spare at the moment (look past the cobwebs for the food, that is), so we're eating what we have. It's not organic health premium, but it's food and it's good and I'm happy with that. We cooked together tonight, something of a Hamburger Helper from scratch, if you will. I will have a post up on my blog about it in the next couple of weeks, but I plan on getting the recipe pushed through SparkRecipes before today's out, if anyone's interested. It's a good batch recipe, imo, and uses a lot of pantry ingredients, so it's good for frugality in both respects.

Not much else to report. I guess the fact that I'm upbeat about exercise and proud on two accounts should be enough for Day 2, don't you think? :)
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