Saturday, April 28, 2012
The program calls for one week off between Stage 1 and Stage 2. I took two weeks off. I worried that would be too much for when I started up again, but I'm doing okay.
With all the strength I built from Stage 1, I thought Stage 2 would be easy, but I was wrong! After the first day, I took 2 days off because my legs were hurting so much (mostly from the static lunges)! I did Workout B yesterday and HIIT today.
One thing I'm noticing is that it takes longer for my muscles to get sore. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not... It used to be that my muscles would start getting sore within 12 hours of a workout, but now they usually don't get sore until about 48 hours later!
I always read that DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) usually starts about 48 hours after working out, so does that mean I was doing something wrong before if I was getting sore earlier? Or is it just because I'm doing different exercises, lifting heavy?
I got to do a HIIT workout today! I always forget how tough they are... and I found out that a glazed donut isn't the best pre-run fuel... my stomach was feeling a little queasy after my run, but was okay after a few minutes.
I've been having issues with acid reflux for a while now. I took Zantac for 2 weeks and that helped, but I still can't eat anything spicy or my stomach will bother me for a few days. (I had 1 slice of pepperoni pizza on Monday and could only eat about half of it and my stomach was killing me! For most of the week, then, I got heartburn from nearly everything I ate).
Overall, I think I'm doing well. My eating isn't perfect (the whole bribing myself with lottery tickets lasted about a week and I lost interest in it), but I haven't gained any weight, so I think I'm doing alright. I just have to be conscious of my choices.