Wow! What a day!
I have not been sleeping well for many reasons. Last night, because my boyfriend came into town (he's usually away during the week in the army) and so we stayed out late. I let myself have dessert, which was a bad idea, because it set off the sugar engines, and in the morning I ended up eating a whole lot of dark chocolate.
. I soooo did not want to post it, but I did, in order to keep myself accountable.
Today work was really, really busy because a co-worker is away, so I was in charge of a whole team of interns, in addition to my regular duties. Still, I stole away about 15 min. in the afternoon for a walk, even though it was VERY hot outside.
I went to my Gemara class this evening after a brief nap. I sooo wanted ice cream this afternoon but I did not give in. I recommitted to my goals, and I can still feel how much more solid my arms are than they were before, and I don't want that to go. Nor my stomach, which is also getting a bit tighter.
I thought for sure that I would go home at 10 pm and collapse. But an amazing thing happened. I thought of all the happiness and blessing in my life. And I got a second wind.
And I decided, yes, despite it all, I would indeed begin my 30 Day Shred today, as planned.
So how did it go? I'm on Level 1, using 2kg (4.4 lb) weights. I couldn't complete all the pushups, and I took it easy on the side lunges, because my right hip is sore, but the cardio was quite easy. So were the chest flys (I usually use at least 5 kg for large muscles like chest). I kept up with the pace.
I'm nervous about doing strength training back-to-back days, because conventional wisdom is you need to let your muscles rest. BUT, it really wasn't that much strength training. Maybe 10-12 min. all said and done, so I'm willing to give it a shot. I'm wondering how I'll be able to do pushups again tomorrow. I guess I'll just do as many as I can do!
I have a healthy lunch packed for tomorrow. I'm feeling good about the rest of the week. I hope I can stick to the 30 DS.
As for progress photos, I've been taking photos of myself on the 5th of the month. I feel exhausted and tired and gross right now, so I'll wait until tomorrow or the 5th to take a beginning / Aug. photo.