I think the day off from cardio per week is a good idea. We need a day for our body to heal and to refresh itself.
Are you stretching well after your cardio workouts? That may be a factor in your soreness.
Getting enough sleep is also important. I agree with the other posters, sometimes just making sure we're getting enough is what we need to do.
What we put in our mouths is very important, but it seems you are on top of that.
Just being patient with yourself is another important part of a healthy lifestyle. You are making a lot of changes, your body is working hard, give yourself a huge pat on the back, and the results will come. The scale doesn't always work the way we want it to, but it sounds like you are making tremendous progress already.
Keep it up!
Happy sleeping to you!
Edited by: CJBAGGINS at: 3/5/2010 (00:06)
What if we woke up tomorrow with only those things that we thanked God for today?
The husband and everything else I have to do throughout the day is enough to bring my energy levels down. I don't know how you manage with 2 kids as well! I think I'll have to come to you for advice on that one when we end up having kids XD
DDR Is fun! Only problem is hubby doesn't seem to think so, so I'm lacking a play buddy, which would make it even more fun :P Let me know if you're in NYC sometime, we'll have a DDR date, if you want!
current weight: 151.4
Fitness Minutes: (3,561) Posts: 261 3/3/10 9:50 P
So I joined SP on Tuesday Feb 23, at 5'8" and 196 lbs, (I had already gone down from 198 lbs two days beforehand), I got down to 190 lbs by Sunday the 31st, and have been stagnating at that weight since. SP advised me to up my fitness goals around Friday, because I had already exceeded and doubled my calories burned per week goal by then. With the exception of last Thursday (which for now is set as an off day for cardio), I've been doing at least 30 min of cardio/day from walking, playing DDR, general dancing in the house, to heavy cleaning (yes, that apparently counts).
I've also been taking measurements since Thursday, and those have been steadily going down, even though my weight hasn't. I should note that I have been keeping within my calorie/carb/protein/fat requirements. I have been having a problem meeting my potassium requirements though.
I've been waking up more and more tired and sore every day though, and later in the day. I don't know if this is because of the switch in my routine, or because DH has had a recent shift in schedule (more free time) and has been insisting on playing WoW up until the wee hours of the morning, thus keeping me up too.
I'm keeping strength training to 3 days a week (wed, friday, sunday). I'm supposed to do both strength training and cardio for today (woke up at 6 PM, exhausted), and am having a very hard time finding the motivation to do so. I'm still tired, feeling a bit hazy (I think my dust allergies have been acting up a bit too), and just overall not in a good mood.
Thursday's Measurements Weight: 191 Waist: 33 Hips (measured around the butt area): 46 Neck: 14 Thigh: 29 Calf: 18.5 Upper Arm: 14 Waist to Hip Ratio: 0.72
Today's Measurements Weight: 190 Waist: 32.25 Hips (measured around the butt area): 45.25 Neck: 13.75 Thigh: 27.5 Calf: 17.5 Upper Arm: 13 Waist to Hip Ratio: 0.71
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