Ah-ha! I do have abs! ...and they HURT!!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
So, I started a new workout routine yesterday. I found it on pinterest. It's from Prevention magazine and was the "readers digest" version of a book called the 2-week Turnaround. It's got two sets of strength moves that you alternate between (A: chest, back, abs and B: legs, arms, butt) and two different treadmill workouts (A: the speed ladder which is basically an interval workout, and B: ...I forget what they call it, but it's 5 min warm up, 20 minutes at the same speed, 5 min cool down).
You do strength moves A with the interval workout and then strength moves B with the other. And you go for 6 days, take a rest day, go for 4 days, take a rest day, then finish with 2 days. In 14 days, the average tester lost 6 pounds and a bunch of inches with some people losing 12 pounds and 22 inches! So, I figured I'd give it a go. It's only two weeks. And I can do anything for two weeks. :)
So, today, my whole middle hurts!! My abs and my arm pits (i guess technically the muscles in my arm pits...) are screaming every time I move. BUT, I guess that means I worked them hard. Probably should have stretched more. Now I know and will do better today.
I'm also really proud of how much protein I ended up with yesterday without really trying very hard. And I clocked in at under 1400 calories. Huzzah! Mini-meals for the win!
Ok, got an allergist appointment in about an hour. Better go get ready.