Day 2 and adapting to change

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Day 2 kicked my ass. OMG. I have read several blogs and reviews saying that workout 2 was easier than workout 1... umm really? because no, not at all. It wasn't like 10 times harder, but it was harder. I think part of this is because it worked out the back and my back sucks. I've had back issues since high school when I didn't have a locker and a wonderful thousand lb backpack.

I watched the cardio 1 video tonight because a few people said that it was hard for a phase one workout.

I love cardio. I do. Its almost as good as really great sex but it kicks my ass. I'm sure I'll have to stop more tomorrow to catch my breath and drink water. But overall, I'm not super worried. I'm icing my knees tonight because they are bothering me, and did cause me to modify a move or two.

I do know that impact moves increase next phase so I may add a week to phase 1 but we'll see where I am at then.

This brings me to my next point--

In life you need to be able to adapt quickly, and this is true for a weight loss journey as well. For my diet, I was doing the slimfast diet which has helped me lose a lb or two thus far.

After my workout last night I crawled into bed and fell fast asleep. after a solid 9 hours, I woke up did some stuff around the house and felt exhausted. I ended up sleeping for a solid 4-5 hours. I woke up, and after a wtf moment, I realized I need to up my calories. The strength workouts burn 485 calories for me according to spark people. My before supper calorie count can't be 380 calories.

So I thought... I could not do the slimfast at all and eat real people food for all meals. (gasp! that's a scary thought right now) plus i still have two weeks wroth of shakes left.

Or I could modify it. Which is what I'm doing... Some fruit with my morning shake and a small salad with my lunch shake. :) It will add calories without overdoing it, hopefully giving me the required energy to get thru this. We'll find out in the next few days I suppose and I'll adjust accordingly.

Those were my two options because the only other option would be to adjust my workout plan to not do the Jillian program and that to me in my head is NOT an option.

Holy abs right now! Hopefully I will be able to walk, stand, sit tomorrow because my abs are killing me already.

Hope everyone had a great Tuesday!
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    A little picky Dagirl???? Talk about super picky. I was actually ok yesterday adding the two snacks in (2 cups of watermelon, and a bowl of cerael) and I seem to be okay today. I still ahve some of that PB2 you gave me so maybe I'll add that in somehow with/after dinner.

    @Java... I'm actually doing them barefoot. I know from experience my body likes this better. I've had knee problems since I was a little girl, so I knew it coming in that I was going to have to adjust and modify as needed. :)
    2193 days ago
  • JAVA286
    Do you have really good shoes for the workouts? I think that is my problem because mine are crappy and my knees bother me after workouts. Trying to save up so I can get new ones!

    I think workout one is harder than two because I am the most weak in my shoulders. I did experience some lower back discomfort during workout 2 but my back was not sore afterwards.
    2194 days ago
  • DAGIRL143
    If you need extra calories, try going for more complex carbs and healthy fats. Nuts, nut butters, oatmeal, other full grains make great fuel for your body. I know that you're a little picky but I am glad to work through some lists of possibilities with you. We know I don't have much else to do right now!
    2195 days ago
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