As I said yesterday, that foe (and friend) of mine Ms. Soreness set in with a vengeance yesterday so bad I might add, that I was NOT able to take the stairs AT ALL at work yesterday. I attempted it and found myself clutching for dear life to the hand rail which I find utterly disgusting since they're coated in icky germie wormies!
So, the thighs seemed to be hit the hardest and no doubt that was due to the oodles of lateral lunges, squats, forward lunges, numerous jumping jacks and the dreaded move - the "buttkicker" where you literally kick your own booty. I was up in the air over whether I really would be even physically able to attempt day 2 after work yesteday, but I was optimistic and used positive self talk to psyche myself up for the challenge. So, I kept with "the plan", meaning that as soon as I got home, I tore off the work clothes, threw on the workout scruffies and went on with cooking dinner (an amazing homemade shepherd's pie), checking homework and set aside some deserved ME time and locked myself in the room with the lovely Miss. Jillian.
I made sure to stretch out really thoroughly prior to even turning on the DVD to make sure I was as limber as possible and to avoid any injuries. I did downward dog to get that achilles nice and ready for all the jumping and strain it was about to endure. LOVE THIS MOVE - again - YOGINMAMA is the bestest!
Well, on with it I went. And just as Jillian says, "I need you to give me your all", I sure did. It was super tough on those achin thighs and I felt reminiscent of the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz, but I kept right on jumping, crunching, lunging, push-up'ing, squating, butt-kicking and punching with the beat!
Again, my little HRM wasn't working! RATS! Wonder why...will have to look into this for sure because I'd REALLY love to know how fast my ticker was going. I set out for day 2 of workout #1 and did it. Can't wait to see how my body changes. I'm certain SOMETHIN good is happening since I am so achy and feelin so breaky, but it's all in a good way and for a greater cause!
OK , on to my tummy's contents for Tuesday, 5/25
Small banana nut muffin, cantalopue, honeydew, purple grapes, a small slice of watermelon and cranberry juice: 238 cal
Half veggie sandwich on whole wheat no mayo with provolone, tomato, grilled eggplant, yellow squash, red onion (sorry for the breath), romaine, peppercinis. Absolutely heavenly AND only: 255 cal
Whole wheat bagel with 1 tbs fat free cream cheese: 323 cal
Shepherd's Pie with extra lean ground beef, mixed veggies, homemade mashed potatoes with fat free milk and just a tad of margarine : 562 cal
5 large jet-puffed marshmallows and 5 hershey's kisses (not pictured): 224 cal
I ended the day with about 1602 cals which is just under my recommended 1630, but I did way better with my protein and carb areas. I made sure to include snacks into my day to try to boost the cals a bit so I get my recommended alotment. Sure, I probably could've skipped the marshmallows and kisses, but hey, ya gotta live a little.
Plan for today: Wednesday, 5/26. To have a hot date with Jillian again for day #3 of the Shred and go for a walk around the campus here at work for at least half an hour. Continue to focus on maintaining my recommended cal intake and try not to dip below to fuel my body with enough strength to keep on ROCKIN!
*smiles - still sore ones*