Okay, so I woke up this morning at 5:00 a.m. I had debated a bit on what time would be the best time for me to work out. I really rather work out in the afternoon, warm muscles make for wonderful sleep for me. I've never had the problem of being "amped up" after a workout making it impossible to drift off into a blissful sleep. he he.
However, I know me... and I know if I choose the afternoon the craziness of my life will, more times than not, get in the way and the workout would be postponed. So, even though I am NOT a morning person, by any means of the name, I chose to get up an hour earlier than usual to complete the exercise completely uninterrupted. I am now able to crawl around with butter knees in a pool of my own sweat and slobber completely peacefully. ha.
So... Day 1... the FIT test. WE had to do a warm up exercise to start followed by a stretch... then into the intense fit test we went. I had an entire minute to see how many reps of the following I could fit in said minute. I was pathetic... :/
Switch Jacks - 50sets
Power Jacks - 27
Power Knees - 70
Power Jumps - 20
Globe Jumps - 7 sets
Suicide Jumps - 9
Push Up Jacks - 5 ( I have very weak upper body strength)
Low Plank Obliques - 8
By the time the first four were completed, I was completely SPENT! I had to really push myself to even attempt the rest of the test... as you can possibly tell by the declined numbers of reps. I know what tomorrow holds, because I've already watched the dvd... but I am soooo not looking forward to it. I can't even imagine. I'm sure about 60% of it will be watched by me lying on my back crying with exhaustion. lol. No really, I do want this... badly... and I will push myself as hard as I possibly can.
Usually after a workout I can begin to feel the soreness about a day or two afterwards... well, it's been literally hours now, and I can already feel the soreness coming on. I think I'm just THAT out of shape. Ouch. I did drink a high protein shake after the workout to help with the muscle recovery. I will definitely be soaking in a tub of Epson salt tonight before bed.
So... here are my measurements on day one (eeeak, I can't believe I'll post these)
Weight - 139
Upper arms - 10.75"
Shoulders - 42.75" (around both)
Chest - 35.25 (yeah, nothing there, never was)
Waist - 36.75
Hips - 39 (those kids did that)
Thighs - 21.50
Abv knees - 14.50
upper chest - 34.50
Just my little ramble/journal to track my progress over the next 60 days. Whew... I'm so ready for this to be over with already.
Have any of you taken on a workout challenge lately? How was it?