Day 2 and adapting to change
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Day 2 kicked my ass. OMG. I have read several blogs and reviews saying that workout 2 was easier than workout 1... umm really? because no, not at all. It wasn't like 10 times harder, but it was harder. I think part of this is because it worked out the back and my back sucks. I've had back issues since high school when I didn't have a locker and a wonderful thousand lb backpack.
I watched the cardio 1 video tonight because a few people said that it was hard for a phase one workout.
I love cardio. I do. Its almost as good as really great sex but it kicks my ass. I'm sure I'll have to stop more tomorrow to catch my breath and drink water. But overall, I'm not super worried. I'm icing my knees tonight because they are bothering me, and did cause me to modify a move or two.
I do know that impact moves increase next phase so I may add a week to phase 1 but we'll see where I am at then.
This brings me to my next point--
In life you need to be able to adapt quickly, and this is true for a weight loss journey as well. For my diet, I was doing the slimfast diet which has helped me lose a lb or two thus far.
After my workout last night I crawled into bed and fell fast asleep. after a solid 9 hours, I woke up did some stuff around the house and felt exhausted. I ended up sleeping for a solid 4-5 hours. I woke up, and after a wtf moment, I realized I need to up my calories. The strength workouts burn 485 calories for me according to spark people. My before supper calorie count can't be 380 calories.
So I thought... I could not do the slimfast at all and eat real people food for all meals. (gasp! that's a scary thought right now) plus i still have two weeks wroth of shakes left.
Or I could modify it. Which is what I'm doing... Some fruit with my morning shake and a small salad with my lunch shake. :) It will add calories without overdoing it, hopefully giving me the required energy to get thru this. We'll find out in the next few days I suppose and I'll adjust accordingly.
Those were my two options because the only other option would be to adjust my workout plan to not do the Jillian program and that to me in my head is NOT an option.
Holy abs right now! Hopefully I will be able to walk, stand, sit tomorrow because my abs are killing me already.
Hope everyone had a great Tuesday!