Well, today is C1W8D1 and I changed my workout. I did standing leg squats with 80#'s for my high point. Instead of laying leg curls for my hamstrings, I did lunges again with high point of 25#'s for the 6's and then 20's in each hand for the 12 high points. I ended with doing Hungarian Deadlifts with 25#'s in each hand. For calves, my high point was 35 #'s in each hand.
I am so sore and tired and can't believe I was affected this way. i have done workouts like this before. Is it because I am in Week 8? I don't understand why I am so wiped out today...I even gave in and had a bit of cheese and some pasta as I was so ravenous I could hardly stand it.
By the way,my fat is shrinking and my muffin tops are disappearing! :-)
Congrats, good for you. This is my 3rd week and my muffin tops are also disappearing... abit, but I can tell it's getting smaller around my waist... .but of course still a long way to go. I'm very tired too. I haven't done much of weight machine, mostly squad, lunges and plie at home with weights up to 12lb only. You seem to use really heavy weights.
I am starting my third week, 7th day challenge.
And, yes, I am eating the 6 meals a day, and find around 6 to 7 pm - I am famished.
I found it hard to stick to my portion size - so will cheat w/ the protein portion.
Sticking to the portion sizes will allow the stomach to shrink, which is good motivation to be good.
I played racquetball today, and upper abs. I will be doing spinning class for my aerobic day after tomorrow.
I do abs every day, but work upper abs one day, lower abs the next, and right and left obliques the following day - then rest abs for a day.
You may be building some muscle mass right now.
This is an exciting time because, your body chemistry is making changes - and your transformation is under way!
Keep rockin, Girl!
"What you put in, is what you are going to get back."
Thanks for the responses, everyone! As I was falling asleep last night, I suddenly realized one reason I was extra famished last night: I had carried 20 boxes of children's books to my car!!
Yes, I sell Usborne children's books and took down a 'book fair' from a preschool. Normally, I use a small dolly but I felt so strong and the boxes weren't 'that heavy' so I just carried them from the school to my van, parked outside. Not a big deal at all... But maybe I used up my cardio fuel!!
Live and LEARN!!!
Congrats on doing so well on your challenge!! I'm (somewhat) in the same boat as you today is C2W1D2! My first weight workout was yesterday and I am hurting today! Thats a good thing right? Means you worked out hard I think. Good luck with those weights!
Squats with 80 pound weights??? Man, am I slacking!!! I can do 2 20# weights, but I really need to "get in there"!
Thanks for the inspiration!!
Stacy, what week are you in? I am in week 8. I was doing those leg presses where I push the weights away from me but I am changing things up so my muscles will be confused. They are more than confused; they are ANGRY! They are complaining and talking back and chattering all the live-long day! Man oh man! They really should be more respectful of what I am trying to do for them!
They are just acting like immature children. They don't understand that what I am doing is in their best interest. Ah! they are teenagers! Yes... this is why they mouth off all the time! They think they know more than I do! hmmm Well... I don't need to explain anything to them. They will learn with time.
I did lunges this morning. I am in week 3, day 3. Lunges always wipe me out. Plus, upping the weight probably shocked your body, in a good way. I would say get extra rest tonight if you can and move on to that wonderful cardio tomorrow. I'm sure you will feel better in the am. :)
haha! Yes, would you believe I am STILL feeling the results of that LBWO and the cardio the next day? AND TODAY, I had a killer UBWO so my WHOLE BODY is sore! I can only imagine what it is building inside!! Measurements Sunday or Monday and can hardly wait... C1W8D3 today. May 16th, here I come...
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