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Day #208 - Help...I need a massage, aleve, icy hot...

Friday, January 18, 2013

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Okay my body is aching, sore and feeling sad (not me but my body). Oh my I ache all over. I know my legs are sore because of my workout yesterday, but why is the rest of body screaming? Yesterday I really changed my workout on the 2 machines i use at the gym. Typically I do the treadmill: warm-up, increase speed every 5 minutes by 2s and include incline increments last 15 minutes. Yesterday: warm-up, increased speed every 4 and started increments of inclining at 10 minutes into workout all the way to 30. I did not decrease the speed right away as I inclined. I challenge myself to walk that fast pace as long as I could on the inclines. Whew I made it... Then I pressed over to the ellipitcal where I typically keep it at 5-6 stride and 1-3 resistance for the entire span. Well the challenge yesterday I got up to an 8 stride and 8 resistance. the last 10 minutes I lowered the stride to 6 and kept the resistance at 8-10. Oh was I finally feeling this machine. I truly enjoyed the workout but I couldn't stay at it longer than 20 minutes. My back was feeling it by then as well.

My focus now is to increase intensity/resistance and not focus so much on duration. I think this will challenge my muscles and increase my heart rate as it's forcing me to push ahead. I noticed that my heart rate is not as high as it once was which I guess means I've gotten in better shape and it's time for a challenge. I have yet to tackle the other machines I wanted to try. I also put aside strength training as with the Shred Rev plan he recommends you hold off on strength training. However, I think I need that since I've been on this journey a moment. I think that could be why I gained inches as well (thanks Nikki). So I'll be picking that up again.

It is my plan right now, this minute to workout everyday until my next weigh-in. I hope to get in some double workouts as well. Hope everyone has a great, long weekend and lets keep the Spark alive.

Vanessa.
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  • v CIERAPOET
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    You got your plan figured out so work it out!! I believe you will get those results you are looking for. Follow what you believe is the best way to work your body. AND that body was SCREAMING "I want more!" emoticon Ok I'm just meddling. I know that feeling when it's tome to get it over and stop. Many times I've been there. Soak in a tub of warm bubbles with some epsom salt and baking soda in it. Soothing music lean your head back on a pillow towel and think about how far God has brought you. I'm cheering with you! emoticon
    Have A GREAT Weekend!!!
    Deb
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