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Jello Legs and Spreading the Spark

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Today I must say was an awesome day. My little guy slept in which gave me some much needed rest. I woke up in a wonderful mood and was inspired to make the most of the day. So I decided to spread the spark today. Well my mom who is 51 is unhappy with her weight. She has told me that she's finally come to terms with being bigger (we were all naturally underweight when we were younger) but I know she is not okay with it. Well the other day I told her I was worried that she would be very unhappy when she saw my progress and she was still at an unhealthy weight. I asked her to make the journey with me so we could both be happy together. She agreed so as soon as she got up this morning I got her started on Spark. I worry about her sticking with it but I hope with my encouragement and doing things together we can both be successful. If anyone would like to welcome her and help support her in her journey her name is atruett and you can find her in my Spark Friends. I really want her to be successful and I hope she wants it enough to stick with it.

Okay so I helped set her up and we did our strength training together. I showed her how to properly do the exercises and then we went to work out on the Kinect together. She's definitely a beginner so we set a goal for her to do at least 10 minutes of cardio per day. She play on the Kinect doing brick breaking on Your Shape Fitness Evolved and burned 48 calories. Its definitely a start. So then it was my turn. Of course I did my strength training first and had a nice stretching session. Well I try to do a little cardio everyday and my tracker is already telling me to update my goals because I'm burning too many calories but that's just not true. Anyway the point is that I had one last session of my beginners Light and Easy cardio class. This about 16 minutes and burns about 55 calories. I had already thought that was getting pretty easy but I have done it everyday for the last 12 days. Well after finishing my last session I decided to move on to another cardio class. I chose the Nivea Work Your Body session. OMG this about killed me. The class started with 4 sets of lunges with each set being 8 on each side. Now my legs were already tired for some reason. Now they're tight and tired and just made of Jello. I've stretched and they still feel pretty tight. I'm not really sore but more just like they're exhausted. My legs are exhausted. I really hate the idea of taking a day off but I have to start Week 4 of the C25K on Monday and I don't want my legs to die on me. I'm used to muscles being sore. I know what to do when that happens but I've never just had muscles be constantly tired. I've had Jello legs after getting off the treadmill or stair stepper but only for a little bit not constantly for over a day. Well maybe if I did actually let them rest they would stop being tired. Ugh well I'm going to try to rest tomorrow but if not then I'll try to slow down or not do any legs really. Especially not lunges! emoticon
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    Great job spreading the spark to your mom!!
    I think a day off will help those tired legs so they're ready for running on Monday.
    3015 days ago
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