Thursday, April 03, 2014
Today is day 24 of my streak!
Have you ever heard the old saying, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray"? Well, I laid out a success plan for the month of April, and it has already gone astray. So here is another saying..."Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan." (John C. Maxwell)
Part of my success plan for April was which workouts I would be doing. I decided to keep doing DDP Yoga and Les Mills Pump. I also decided to do Chris Freytag's 10 Pound Slimdown Xtreme DVD's. Its a 28 day plan and although the workouts were more advanced than I like, I thought I could still do them, with modifications. I started day one on March 31st, and realized quite quickly that I would have to modify a LOT. Not just the various workout moves, but also the pace. Chris Freytag moves along very fast, and I knew I would hurt myself if I tried to keep up with her.
On day two, I was really struggling with the workout, and starting to think that maybe I had bitten off more than I can chew. But then I remembered how difficult DDP Yoga was for me in the beginning, and how I stuck with it and got stronger. So I decided to keep going with the 10 Pound Slimdown Xtreme. But yesterday, as I was struggling to keep up, I felt a sudden pain in my upper back. I think it was my lat. All I know is that it hurt so much that it literally took my breath away! I stopped the workout right away and put an ice pack on the hurt area. Hubby gave me such a lecture when he got home, which is something I could have easily done without. But I know he did it with love. He reminded me that I'm almost 53 and I shouldn't push myself so hard to keep up with a workout that is so difficult for me.
So I reluctantly have to admit that I can't do that 10 Pound Slimdown Xtreme workout...yet. Maybe someday I can try it again. But right now its just too hard for me, even with modifications.
In order to stay on track and stay flexible in my approach, I have chosen a different workout to do this month. Its Crunch; Fat Burning Ab Attack. I have done this workout a couple of times before, so I know that its challenging for me, but also doable.
I'm still determined to make April a rock star month!