From Laying Down All Day to Craving Workouts
Sunday, February 17, 2013
First off, shin splints are the devil! I have some leg compression sleeves that have been a God send, but the aching in the bone is still a nuisance. Tell it to go away. :/
Anywho, I woke up today feeling refreshed. Finally! Last week felt like a real struggle. I don't know if it was the weather or what, but I had to really push myself just to get off my butt and exercise. Most of my workouts end up being done late at night around 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
But Sunday is the start of a new week, and I am absolutely proud of myself for getting up and finishing a workout in the afternoon. I actually wanted to go and press that play button--and today was a rest day on my 60 day workout program! I feel refreshed, energized and ready to take on so much!
And to top it all off, my weight is starting to drop again! Yay!
I started with a strong 6 lb. loss during my first month on SP, but my body fell into starvation mode around month two, and I ended up regaining 3 lbs. in order to reverse the effects. Fortunately, I'm about 1.2 lbs away from getting back to a 6 lb. loss!
And even though I had that weight gain, I feel half of it was actual muscle gain. My body has transformed quite a bit since I started my Les Mills Combat program. With some Insanity, P90X, and Turbofire on the side, I've managed to sculpt every muscle in my body. It feels great to know that I'm actually addressing all of the muscles and not just a select few. I hope that in about 2-3 months, I'll be able to complete a full body push up without straining my arms and back.
So month three, here I come. If I keep this up, I think I'll be down about 4-5 lbs. by the next 30 days.
Bring. It. On.