Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I'm trying to decide if daily accountability blogs are for me.
I see them a lot, and it's obviously beneficial to some. It could be a good way for me to track my progress, look back and find things that have worked previously, and vent about frustrations. I don't want it to become a chore though. Let's give it a try...
W1D2: ST- Whole Body Split
I was SUPPOSED to go to the gym after dinner last night. However, my lack of sleep from the night before caught up with me. I also gave myself a stomach ache eating Trader Joes Cocoa Dusted Truffles. So I skipped and promised myself to go this morning.
I woke at 4:10 without an alarm, and instantly started negotiating with myself to rearrange my schedule and sleep in. But then the quote "The only workouts you regret are the ones you didn't do" kept running through my head. I didn't do the workout last night, and I definitely regretted it. That pushed me to finally get up, dress out, and get out into the cold wet pre-dawn morning.
Completed my first day of my Whole Body Split program, which I got from the library book I checked out. Basically all major muscle groups get worked each time you train, and I should be doing ST 3x/week. I'll be testing this program out for 3 weeks to see how I like it.
My initial reactions are that these Whole Body workouts are loooong. I started feeling a little rushed for time once the clock struck 5:30, so I attempted to cut my rests a little short. But of course, I fatigued by like the 8th rep. Lesson learned: rest is important if you want to keep form!
Since I went ahead and got it out of the way, I've got the night off from exercise. It always seems so tragic to get out of my warm bed and face the cold, but in reality it only a hurts for a little while. One minute into my warmup, I was wide AWAKE and happy to be at the gym. Now I've got the whole day to feel fantastic. Maybe morning workouts are the way to go??