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What's up with this?

Friday, April 05, 2013

After reading all the stuff about conditions and medications, and finding info that strength training is vital, I got up this morning rarin' to go and popped in No More Trouble Zones. 35 minutes into the workout, my muscles just turned to jelly and I had to stop. I couldn't even do the floor exercises. What a weakling! No...the thing is that I've been doing monster amounts of cardio without much strength. I do believe that I've lost some muscle tone, and definitely muscular endurance. I can jump around for hours, but those five-pound weights (and halfway through I switched to 2 pound weights) just kicked my butt. I have no energy.

Maybe I'll start the 30 Day Shred over from the beginning. If I can combine that with making sure to add enough protein to my diet, that might be something.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BAMEIBOO 4/5/2013 1:47PM

    I feel your pain! My poor saddlebags couldn't muster the side leg lifts and I just collapsed! Sadly she was only into the first of five or six similar exercises! But I have to be thankful for the small victory of doing some versus none! So you too be thankful for the progress, it gets easier!

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DAZZEEDOO 4/5/2013 1:36PM

The first few weeks of using weights can really take it out of you.
You'll build more endurance with time.

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WENDYWORN 4/5/2013 1:24PM

    At least you did 35 minutes!! Give yourself some kudos and just keep trying!

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