Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Well, I'm exhausted. I've been exhausted now for 2 days, and I blame daylight savings time. Why is it that every year something that seems so innocent throws me for such a loop? I'm so ready to be adjusted, and it's only day 3.
Otherwise, everything is still moving along fine. On Monday, I took my daughter shopping and got some new shoes for working out, along with some workout clothes. I needed a bra that I could actually put on and take off without breaking my arms or passing out. I have still managed to stick to my diet for the most part. I had to get a southwest grilled chicken salad while I was out, but that still came in under my allotted calorie range and had all the protein and carbs I needed. I have had a problem a few days this past week with coming in under my calories, and once under 1,000. I didn't mean to, but once you get off your schedule, fitting in that snack is a difficult thing.
I did manage to miss my cardio workout on Monday, but I decided to make THAT my day off this week and picked up with workout 3 yesterday. I managed to do more of it than I did last time, so I'm definitely getting stronger. But that crescent lunge thing? Forget about it. I don't know if that is EVER going to happen. I'm not strong enough to raise up on my legs, and in crescent, I fall over. Graceful is not the word I would use for any part of this workout.
My main complaint with workout 4 is that your quads are still too sore from the previous day to pull off the lunges and such that are supposed to work your hams and glutes simply by changing the direction you lunge. Is there really anyone who doesn't use the quads for every different direction of a lunge? If so, I'm very unusually built. I almost never feel lunges in my glutes and hams, no matter which direction I'm going.
Still...I'm stronger, and that has to be my goal right now. Doing more and more each time I workout is the best motivation I have going on, at least for a few weeks until things really start to happen weight-wise. I knew I'd have a couple stalled weight weeks, so I'm not surprised, and the inches are still coming off, so that is enough for me, for now. I just keep mentally visualizing tiny changes each time I workout, and it helps to get me through.