I am checking in later than usual today, but I'm here!
I did CCV5 today, oh my, it worked me good! The treadmill says I burned 600 calories, I wonder how accurate that really is... I love doing CC with the heart rate monitor! I was acutally kind of amazed at how much improved my cardo health is (although I didn't check my heartrate when I used to do treadmill earlier) but I ususally wouldn't go much beyond 4.5 miles, and now it takes me 5.5 miles at a 2 incline to just stay in the green zone. And when I jog at that pace I just feel great! I can't believe how fast I'm going for those red zone sprints! It's totally motivating and empowering!
However, I was wondering what you think, since this is supposed to be a recovery week, is it a good idea for me to do a low impact workout for one or two days instead of cc all 6 days of this week? I don't want to sabotage the purpose of the rest week, all the while not wanting to get lazy, and I was thinking maybe this week of cardio would accelerate my fat burning a bit so I can be at target sooner. But is it worth it?
All you meso 2ers, I am saying it again, I am glad I got me that epsom salt already, the way you guys are talking, I will be soaking three times a week!
Congrats on everyone's successes! It is so fun to share and enjoy everybody's milestones!
Julie, I'm glad you are finding this thread encouraging in this though time for you, and I second Gayle, come vent any time you need to and want to! I am super impressed with you for doing STS when you have such a stressful time to go through! By the way, about those weights, I don't think I bought 10s and 12s until I had been working out regularly for 2 years. Then all of a sudden I had to add 15s and 20s in quick succession and then came 4ds and with it the 25 and 30... You'll get there, just take your time, it's not about the weight, it's about working out at a level challenging for you.
Chrissy, I love the movie meet the robinsons! I actually used that phrase to motivate my son to persevere several times, and he understands what it means thanks to that movie!
You know what I was thinking about the other day? What are you 6monthers going to do when you are done with your rotation? Are you going to just abandon us late starters? Mary, I figured I might as well give you one more topic to tantrum about and I'll be happy to join right in....
Seriously, I will miss this thread when it's all gone, and who knows, maybe we'll just keep checking in with each other regardless of what rotation we do next? Food for thought.
Jo, if I had a weighted vest, I would totally use it if the dumbells were bugging my wrist, no sense asking for trouble if you can avoid it. I'm glad to hear all is well with your refridgerator, I didn't know anything was wrong. How are your legs by now? I'm scared of hearing the answer....
Gayle, LOL on the grocery shopping! I have my pantry bursting at the seams and I still went to Trader Joes today! I had to restock my greek yoghurt supply and of course one thing adds to another, got some yellow and some green bananas, we go through those so fast (hubby is getting in on the clean eating more now too, that he is seeing such good results in me and he is working out the third week in a row!)
Hi Crystal, Belinda, Maggie, Kim, and anyone else (sorry if I missed one)!