Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Workouts - The Second Week

I've now had two weeks of workouts, and I have to say that I like them. I especially like the cardio...when I'm done! No, seriously, except for the horribleness that is the stepper, I like the cardio, but there is NO WAY I would work as hard on my own as Linda and Will make me. Apparently I need taskmasters to bring me to my full potential! Although I feel like I'm gonna die before my seven minutes is up on each machine, I'm glad that they are pushing me, because I totally would stop about three minutes in if I were in charge. Will I ever get to the point that I could join a gym and do an intense workout on my own? Bwahahaha! Not likely!

The strength training is a tricky beast - I start a set of say, 18 somethings (can never remember the names), and at the five count, I'm thinking "this is easy, I could handle way more than 18" but then it gets to the 12 count and I'm starting to really feel it and finally 18 gets there - whew! Then I do something else, and then I'm back to the original something, only now it's 22 - ut oh. So far I've been able to complete everything, but it is harder than it looks.

I was really sore from last week's workout until Friday morning. And after this Monday's workout, I could feel it, but was not as incredibly sore as last week. I figured the worst was over...wrong! I woke up Tuesday, different places! What is up with that?!? My thighs were no longer killing me, but my calves and the backs of my knees were - and these were the same exercises! The body is weird, I'm telling ya!

But, and this is so strange for me to admit because I am a lazy wuss, I kind of like the soreness. It makes me feel like I am making my muscles work for me. Obey my commands (ok, Brad's commands), my muscle-y minions!


  1. It sounds like you are doing great with your workouts. I know what you mean about liking to feel sore. I love to feel sore after a workout. I'm not really sure if it is a good thing to feel sore but it makes me feel like my workouts are really working and that it will pay off. I think the soreness keeps me exercising every day because I have that reminder that I haven't exercised yet today. If I'm not in pain I don't think about it as much. I know it sounds crazy but it works for me.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. sounds like you worked your butt off!!!!

    I did a new dvd yesterday and I am so sore in my rib area today.....I think it was the ab exercises that got me ;)

  3. Great job on the exercise workout!! I think my problem is that I don't have someone to push me and unfortunately there isn't a gym I could join that is within a descent driving distance.

  4. I've been working out for many, many years, with a trainer and on my own, and I always push myself about 20% of what the trainer does. This last week I decided to psych myself into believing that my trainer was "invisibly" watching me, and lo and behold, I sweated my brains out on my own. For the first time. EVER. I was so proud of myself. And my trainer was shocked and happy. I think I have turned a corner. But I think was the first time in like 10 years.

  5. thats a lot of the battle too (IMO).
    loving how you feel after even when it is soreness----embracing the awareness of feeling your body change and GROW.


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