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Greatest idea ever?
So the workout begins with warmup cardio. I chose to complete a mile on the treadmill at 3.5 - 4.5 mph. To keep myself honest, here's my Nike+ run from this morning:
A shameful 18 minute mile. I'm trying not to beat myself up, considering I used to be able to knock out a mile in about 8 minutes when I was working out consistently, working with my trainer and running 5K's. But it's okay. It's been 2 years. Just keep making little steps in the right direction (at least that's what I keep telling myself).
So now the pure madness begins. Check it:
- Walking Lunges - holding 5 lb. dumbbells overhead
- Wall sit - 30 seconds
- Push-Ups - 15 (yes, I admit I did 'em girlie style...)
- Plank - 30 seconds
Rest 2-3 minutes before beginning the next set:
- Squats - 15, holding 5 lb. dumbbells overhead
- Lateral Raises - 15, with 5 lb. dumbbells
- Side Planks - 15 seconds each side
Cool down cardio. By this point I was uncontrollably convulsing on the floor, so I considered that to be a rather effective cool down.
Holy madness, Batman! I can safely say I was fully expecting to be crazy sore for the next day or so. What I didn't expect was for the soreness to begin within 15 minutes of completing my workout! Seriously people, I can barely make it up/down the stairs or lift my arms. At all. It's so sad how out of shape I am!!!
After my workout, I made a relatively healthy breakfast (this is where I have trouble... knowing what is truly healthy and what is not). Anywho, here's what breakfast looked like for me (courtesy of my food & exercise tracking app, livestrong.com):
So while today started out great, I'm afraid it's gonna go downhill pretty quickly. Seriously people, I am almost completely immobilized. My legs. My arms. My everything. Can't move.
Good thing I have a rest day tomorrow before I hit this workout again Wednesday morning.