Posts Tagged ‘legs’

  1. Know Your Body

    March 5, 2012 by Heather

    It is week 7 of Les Mills Pump. I will be honest I didn’t think I saw anything happening last week. I did feel like the legs of my jeans were tighter. Sometimes I can be a little crazy so I wasn’t sure if it was all in my head. But then I remembered….I was “blessed” with legs that put on muscle VERY easily! So I made the decision to listen to the body I know so well and go lighter on the leg portions.

    Isn’t it funny how we can be smack in the middle of the program and not thinking much is happening only to wake up one morning and say “holy crap!” Well that’s what happened this morning to me. I looked in the mirror and realized things ARE happening. AND my jeans don’t feel tighter in the legs!

    So listen to your body, trust that you know your body, and trust the program!

  2. Day 4….X2 Total Body and X2 ABX

    December 29, 2011 by Heather

    Holy moly folks! This was a doozy! I was pretty fried by ABX but I got it done. Two things I learned today:
    1) stability ball kickbacks are HARD
    2) medicine ball pushups to side plank are HARD
    3) perhaps my core isn’t as strong as I thought it was…very humbling I tell you!!

    The strange thing about this workout (which did involve much pausing. Again, watching workout in advance would come in handy!) is that everyone in it was sweating buckets. I was breathing heavy and working hard and sweating a bit but it was almost like my body wanted to sweat more but wouldn’t. Weird! Stay tuned for next week’s sweat report!!!

    I am curious to see how sore I will be tomorrow. X2 Yoga on the schedule tomorrow but I did that one already this week and I have my Friday yoga class so I’ll run instead….if my legs let me!

    Be well!!!

  3. Day 3…X2 Yoga

    December 28, 2011 by Heather

    Today was really recovery or rest day but since I’m missing my Sunday Yin Yoga class due to the holiday I decided to fit in another Yoga today along with my studio class Friday. Still a bit of soreness in the lower abs and upper leg area near hips but lower. I don’t think my legs have ever hurt here!!

    I had already done this workout last week so I knew what I was in for. When I first did the workout I was a bit skeptical as I go to a Yoga studio and I didn’t think Yoga X was very flowy. But, I tell you, I was impressed! What a great workout! When every muscle in your body is shaking you know it’s working!! The workout flows nicely and is not easy. I would request more time in Shavasana but I guess you could just do that on your own!

    Tomorrow is Total body and ABX 2!

    Be well!!!

  4. Day 2 P90X2…Plyocide!

    December 27, 2011 by Heather

    This morning parts of my leg that I didn’t even know existed hurt along with lower ab muscles. Let me just say, it takes alot for either of these places to be sore on me! So I can only imagine what next week brings when I’ll be doing X2 core full tilt, without all the pausing and with the non-deflated stability ball.

    This morning was Plyocide. I will admit, I don’t think I gave this one everything I had. I think I was saving myself because I saw the length of the workout and didn’t know what I was in for. I didn’t realize that the last 15 minutes was stretching. This is where watching the workout in advance would come in handy! I was sweating and breathing heavy but I think next week will be even better because I know what’s coming. I’m thinking this might be a test week for me as I’m getting used to the workouts. We shall see. The first phase runs 3-6 weeks.

    No falling on my face today! I did, however, realize that a fully deflated stability ball can become very heavy and an 8 lb medicine ball looks innocent enough but really isn’t! Tomorrow is Yoga. Recovery on the schedule but I’m missing my Sunday Yin Yoga class and Friday I go to a class so I’ll run that day. Stay tuned….

  5. Plodding along…

    July 25, 2011 by Heather

    I do my best thinking while running, which is ONE of the reasons why I don’t listen to music during a run.  While I was running this morning I began thinking about some things that I already knew but that really hit home today. 

    Today was my first day back running after a week off.  As I was plodding along, and I do mean PLODDING, I began to think about how quickly the body forgets.  My legs did not want to do what I wanted them to do.  My mind wanted them to go quicker and ya that wasn’t happening!  And I have a little theory that fibromyalgia sufferers just may have a harder time with this muscle memory thing, but that is just my humble opinion. 

    And what a difference what you put in your body makes!  Of course, I know this.  But alas my friends, I did not eat  the best during my week off.  Let us just say it was not ALL super clean.  Had my eating been spot on during my recovery week, the plodding might have been a bit faster this a.m.  In fact, I’m sure it would have been.  But I’m not beating myself up.  I had a semi-relaxed week, continued working out, ate 75% clean and now I’m back at it.  Today was the start of my half marathon training and the beginning of my plant based diet.  I am looking forward to re-evaluating in a month to see where I’m at!  We are all a work in progress!