Week 2 Day 3: Strength-training soreness. YES!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Had another pretty good day today! I woke up to gray and totally did not want to get out of bed. Once I did though, I realized just how SORE my upper body was. But I knew it was from a good solid strength-training session and somehow the soreness didn't seem to bother me so much. At least not until Zumba and that darn song the teacher uses to focus on toning arms... I'm determined to keep up the strength-training though! Hopefully my arms won't be super sore tomorrow.

Being sore actually reminded me of the time when I was a little girl and learning how to ride a bike. After the first time I fell off, I started crying (and I'm sure complaining that I didn't want to get back on) when my mother yelled across the street to me, "Of COURSE you fell off your bike! You're supposed to-that means you're learning!" I mean-of COURSE I'm sore. I'm starting to strength-train-that means it's working. Right...?

Anyway, did pretty well eating-wise (I just KNEW I was going to go over my sodium, but that's okay) and got in some more cardio. And remembered my vitamins-woohoo!

~~~~~~~~~~Here are the numbers!~~~~~~~~~~

7-8 hours of sleep a night: 2/7

Within calorie range of 2030-2380: 3/7 (2073 today)
Within fat grams range of 45-93: 3/7 (81 today)
Within carbohydrate range of 228-387: 3/7 (266 today)
Within protein range of 60-208: 237 (84 today)
Within sodium range of 500-2300: 2/7 (went over: 2734 today)
Within fiber range of 25-35: 2/7 (went over: 38 today)

Minimum of 8 glasses of water: 3/7 (11 today)
Remembered to take my vitamins: 3/7

Cardio: 52 minutes on the treadmill at 3.5mph and 51 minutes of Zumba today
Strength-training: 1/3

Total fitness minutes: 103 today, 346 this week so far
Total calories burned: 1208 today, 3580 this week so far

Looking forward to my strength-training session tomorrow (and more possible soreness)...
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    Yep, soreness means it's working! And you'll find as you do more ST you'll either be less sore in between sessions, or it will feel better faster. Or both. The key is to push through the period where it's SUPER OW every time. If you quit for weeks, and then start again, you're always in the Just Started Super Ow phase.

    OH THAT PESKY SODIUM! I have a hard time with mine, too, but I've been keeping it close to the top of my range (like within 200mg or so, even when not under) so I'm decently happy with it.

    I am super impressed by your fitness minutes. LOOK AT YOU GOOOOOO!! I think you have more for this week than I have so far for this MONTH, hahaha! KEEP IT MOOOVING!!!!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon !!!!
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