I wanted to skip Cardio Recovery this morning and instead move on to the next workout. I’m going to RI this weekend and might be missing two workouts so I thought it would be best to do a more intense workout. Trig convinced me to follow the program since it’s scheduled this way for a reason. Boy, was he right!
I didn’t realize how tight and sore my body is until we started doing some of the deep stretches. Today’s workout was a relief – I consider it to be an active rest day. The baby was up for longer than usual last night, and earlier, so I was both tired and had to get my workout done quickly before she woke up again. By 6:30 AM we were done – I love Cardio Recovery’s 33 minute workout for that reason alone.
An active rest day feels like such a luxury after all of these intense workouts. I especially enjoyed the yoga stretches we did which felt incredible on my tight arms and quads.
I’ve been extra hungry the last two days and am not sure how to manage it. The sea salt caramels are now out of sight in the freezer, and I can’t believe I still have not had one. It has taken tremendous willpower when I’m hungry to not just pop one in my mouth and move on.
I’m not sure exactly how to handle my trip to RI this weekend. Do I miss out on fun time or precious sleep while visiting with my family in order to stick to the program? Or do I take a 3 day break and pick right back up on Monday morning? I’m leaning toward just skipping, especially since historically my kids wake more and earlier when traveling, but at the same time I think I will be disappointed if I don’t make the time to do my workouts. What would you do?
I know I shouldn’t be disappointed, but after all of my hard work this week I only lost 0.8 lbs. That’s 1.8 lbs since officially starting Insanity.
I am working out HARD. I am eating right. I am mostly sleeping enough, or at least as much as a mother with an infant is expected to sleep. Yet the scale this morning didn’t give me my goal of a one pound loss. There’s nothing to do except move on, oh, and step on the scale 10 more times to make sure the first measurement wasn’t wrong. It wasn’t.
So I’m going to keep going. I’m working out on top of sore muscles which I’ve never done in my life before. It feels both good and strange.
My outlook during this post partum period is so different from after Raffi. I’m fighting so hard this time to gain back the person I once was. After Raffi, relative to my normal self, I was anxious, fat, negative, and overall overwhelmed. Exercise hurt my body, I never felt I had enough sleep, and I was so anxious all the time – especially about Raffi’s sleeping and eating habits.
This time around I’m so different. I don’t know if it’s because I’m sick of being someone I’m not, because I have a toddler, or because my husband’s transformation has me wanting my own. I don’t really care why I’m different this time, I’m just enjoying it.
It’s hard to get up at 6 AM after being up from 4-5 AM with a newborn. It’s hard to push myself during my workouts. It’s hard to eat right when I know I have a box of sea salt caramels in my cupboard. Yet I’m doing it day in and day out. I will keep this up. I will not give up. And I will reach my weight loss goal, 0.8 lbs at a time.
Week 2 results: lost 0.8 lbs, 0.25 in off my waist
Week 1 results: lost 1.0 lbs, 0.25 in off my waist
Overall results: lost 1.8 lbs, 0.5 in off my waist