I’ve made it through three weeks of this crazy new work-out routine, and overall, I really look forward to it. I can’t really say that I enjoy doing it, but I am loving these results. My muscles don’t get super sore anymore…at least not on the daily basis that it was before. They are still sore, but not cripplingly so. So, I guess that means that my muscles are learning how to process that lactic acid more (and I suppose my lungs and my heart becoming more efficient in their jobs).
Monday’s Hiit wasn’t really all that difficult at all. Yeah I got my heart rate up, and I tried to challenge myself, but it didn’t really kill me like it had in the past. I was getting pretty excited with the idea that maybe I was really seeing results.
Tuesday’s step made me sweat and really challenged me in the anerobic respiration, but didn’t really challenge my muscles a whole lot. Which is exactly what I want. I want to be healthy and that starts with my lungs and my heart. Although gaining more muscle, losing fat, and getting more toned, is definitely a plus. I know it’s still happening even if I don’t feel it to the extent that I was originally feeling it.
Wednesday was weight lifting. Again, I’m not use to the high weight low repetition idea, but I am definitely seeing some results from this! I am forming muscles and loosing inches in places that I didn’t expect to, and I can tell. On a more exciting note, my husband can tell!!!
Thursday’s kick boxing totally kicked my butt! I haven’t decided yet if I enjoy using the punching bags or not. It encourages me to reach a little higher with my kicks, and throw my punches a little stronger, but without gloves I am also left with bruises. Plus the higher and stronger is a lot more challenging. The challenge is good, I know, but it’s definitely harder to keep on pace and keep proper form.
Friday‘s hiit was cut short by an interruption from my 17 month old daughter. She’s had a really hard time adjusting to this new schedule, and with her horrible teething experience…well…she cried all of the 60 minutes that she was in there. I had to leave my class 10 minutes early to get her and my other two children. The workout was definitely difficult. I found myself gasping for breath on several occasions and felt that familiar muscle burn form a repeated action.
All-in-all I’d say that it was a good week, productive, and I am forming the habit of sweating every morning.
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