No, there's nothing wrong with my rear...it's my legs...my calves to be more exact.
They are sore...well, more tight feeling...it's not painful, in fact - I actually LOVE the feeling.
I don't even give a rats behind how conceited I'm going to sound - but I am a ROCK STAR!! Oh, yes.
Yesterday, I woke up, and I did Yoga. An hour later, I did Jillian's 30 Day Shred. A few hours later, I went to Wal-Mart and speed walked around for 15 minutes (as much as someone can speed walk in Wal-Mart on a Friday afternoon). Then, last night, I went to the track and jogged/walked intervals for 2 miles.
Yesterday, I was truly in Warrior mode. I kept telling myself - if you're doing your own version of "Boot Camp" - then you have got to do more than a run or a 20 minute work-out DVD...yep..you got to do both..at least. And I did.
According to my BodyBugg, I burned 2559 calories yesterday. My average, without exercise, is around 1800...so my exercise helped me burn 759 calories. I did 9255 steps yesterday, too...that's 1255 over my goal of 8000 a day.
What's even better is that I did so freakin' well with my eating, yesterday. I ate 1436 calories - which is under my 1500 calorie goal - and ended the day with a calorie deficit of 1123!!!
What's funny is that when I was driving to the track last night, I started to worry that I was over-doing it. I mean, going from hardly any exercise to three work-outs in one day is a little extreme. As I was doing my first 1/4 mile warm-up walk around the track...my calves started to scream. They were tight, a little sore, and I started to worry even more.
I finished the warm up lap, and then started my jogging lap. Only, I realized I wasn't "wogging" I was actually jogging...on the verge of running. Despite the tightness in my legs, they felt powerful, strong. I kept the speed up for the entire lap. Then I walked again. After the first mile, I started to think that I should just call it a night...didn't want to hurt myself.... but I couldn't stop.
Another jog around the track - still with a faster pace than what I'm used to. Sweat was pouring off of me - and I felt amazing. The pain wasn't pain - it was my muscles telling me that they could handle it - that pushing them would make them strong....that I could keep going.
When I heard the beep in my ear telling me I'd completed another mile - I was shocked. I hadn't even realized I'd already gone another mile. I checked my app - and noticed that I'd finished 2 miles in 31:55. My pace time was 15:58. I had an inclining that the time was faster than my last time...so I checked my stats, and sure enough - I had finished the run Wednesday in 32:48.
Despite my legs being sore - I still managed to finish the 2 miles 52 seconds faster than I did on Wednesday!!!
I had planned on getting up this morning and going for my usual Saturday morning run...however, I decided that I really liked what I did yesterday....so I'm going to repeat it. I'm off to do my Yoga in a few minutes, then The Shred this afternoon, ending the day with a run at the track.
Tomorrow, will be the same.
I want to keep this up for a week...and then, I plan on upping the intensity.
I'm so damn excited to feel this way. I remember this feeling - it's the feeling I had last summer when I was kicking butt and taking names. I enjoyed working out yesterday - I actually enjoyed it. I didn't tell myself I had to do it...I wanted to. Could this be the beginning of a person moving from thinking exercise is a necessity to lose weight and moving to a person that works out because she wants to? It sure as heck sounds like it.
I could definitely get used to this.
Till next time. ;)
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