Day 2 and I managed to get my ass up this morning and do the cardio and ab part of this routine.
Look, I know these people are professionals, and I know they devised this workout in a certain way based on what they know about the way things are supposed to work in the body. I get that.
But seriously… To start me out with freaking POWER YOGA?!
Have I mentioned that I’m fat? Because I am. Not ridiculously so, but still! Holding up my own body weight in weird poses is not really a great motivator to keep going with a cardio program. By the 2nd minute, I was ready to collapse into a puddle of shaky muscles and tears.
There’s also this thing they want you to do where you go from a down-dog into a runner’s stretch pose by - Get this - lifting one leg straight back and up off the ground, then swooping it under you so that it’s bent like you’re getting ready to start a race.
Yeahhhh… I have a belly. It’s not enormous, not by any sense of the word. But it does get in the way sometimes. And it definitely gets in the way when I try swooping any body part in from behind and underneath me.
Such was the case this morning. Oh jeez, that was hard.
But guess what? I kept going. The power Yoga part was only the first 5 minutes. The rest of the program was some weird leg work - Running in place, back-and-forth type things, jumping jacks and the like. The final part was punching and kicking. It was all pretty standard fare, and I fared pretty standardly at all of it. I didn’t go at the same pace as the video people exactly. And yes, I had to press Pause around 5 times during the course of the whole thing - 2 of which were at the beginning during the power Yoga part, mind you.
And the FINAL final part was the ab work. Again, it was pretty standard stuff: Crunches, side crunches, bicycle things, legs lifts, etc.
Oh, it fucking hurt. Bad.
But I got through it! It hurt and I was moaning and groaning and huffing and puffing, but I got through it.
So, fast forward to lunch time today. I had to walk with my boss somewhere. It wasn’t close, but holy crap, I had the energy to do it. My muscles are aching and sore, but I WANTED to walk and even kept up a pretty brisk pace! What the hell is that about?!
At lunch, we had a HUUUUUGE meal. I had the fish over red meat (WTF!). Normally, after a meal like that, I want to curl up and go to sleep, but I WANTED to walk back to the office.
DOUBLE WTF, PEOPLE!?
I guess things are working or finally starting to wake up in my body. That’s kind of cool. Weird, but cool.
Back to sculpting tomorrow. God willing, the soreness will get better before then, eh?