Take note: 4 hours of sleep in NOT recommended for a training session. It was rough today. For one, I was training on 4 hours of sleep, but 2, my hiatus of “no cardio” was no over. I had measurements today as well, and I was only hoping that my week away did more good than harm.
Good news, it did. I ended up being almost 3lbs down from a week ago, and I was down 1% body fat. I noticed since last Thursday that my body had felt differently, better. I feel like I may not be “lighter”, but I’m looking “leaner” and trust me, I’m ok with that! Seeing the major difference is also a motivator to stay away from the ice cream (remember, I didn’t do Doozles this weekend). I think cutting out all refined sugars is only going to help me. During the week, this isn’t tough; it was just the weekends that kill me. I have a lot of “events” coming up in the next few months so continuing to stay focused on a weight loss goal continues.
So my workout was rough. We started with power cleans. I think that took most of the energy out of my legs (note, the workout is still a little fuzzy to me). I remember doing this squats and front raises on a step and then “ladder drills” of bench press and pull-ups, oh yeah, that one was tough. I remember telling Matt, “Please don’t make me do anymore of those!” (we were done luckily). And then we finished with kettlebell snatches with squats. I must have kept the core tight during this entire session because my abs are killing me. That and I got my second ab “cramp” ever. They suck.
So my workout was over, time for cardio. Matt did say to “ease” into it. Good thing because I was walking on the treadmill and I started to nod off… Doing something as repetitive as cardio when you’re exhausted is rough. After that I foam rolled, and headed home. I’ve decided to boost the time and days I foam roll. I know that’s a huge reason why my legs were so heavy and tight. It’s something so little that I rarely do, but can make such a difference.
Instead of training with Matt on Friday, I’m going to go to the morning core class at 8am (ugh, I know). Wish me luck; we know how morning workouts work for me.
Kimberly at Emerge Fitness