The 15th day of the Beginner Calendar calls for a day of rest.
I didn’t feel that great yesterday, so I bumped the workout to today. Wow. I never would have survived this workout yesterday. No way. Would. Not. Have. Happened.
I posted that I’d done nothing, but luckily, that wasn’t the full story. I ended up doing a 15 minute Ashtanga yoga routine to ward off a headache. It was peaceful and relaxing. Just what I’d needed.
But back to this abs workout..
I am still trying to catch my breath and putting wagers on which muscles will be burning worst tomorrow. It was a pretty intense workout. 93 calories in 11 minutes, according to fitbit. I’d say that’s a job well done, wouldn’t you?
Since the month is half done, I think now is a good time to reflect on the first half and see if it has brought about any positive results.
In total, I’ve done 12 scheduled workouts:
2x Circuit/Interval (Challenge)
1x Glutes (General)
I’m liking the fact that the calendar keeps things relatively even without being in a boring pattern. Though as I’ve said many times, I think I’m lacking in something. My guess is that I need some low intensity cardio or yoga before/after to lengthen the workouts. I’m still working that through my head.
As far as the positive results, I don’t have much to report in the way of numbers. My weight is the same, and I haven’t seen any stable stages in my measurements. That said, I’ve noticed a change in my mentality. Every day, I say “tonight’s workout is..” – there is no “if I workout, it’ll be.” Exercise isn’t a whim, it is a part of my daily life. I’m feeling positive changes in my muscles. I feel stronger, and each day the burn is a little less.