Day 3 & 4: Consecutive Days. They Hurt.

My work hours are quite long here in London - 9 to 6:30pm during the week. During school holidays here though, we work on reduced hours until 4pm, meaning I can be home within an hour, stress free. It's awesome in summer time too, as we can head out to the pub across the street and indulge in some beverages in the sunshine, lovely!

I have been good the last few days though, and came home to do the Shred instead! Instead of spacing it out over two days like I have been, I completed it consecutively, and OY. My arms are really sore this evening, and my not really abs yet but I'll call them that anyway abs feel quite tight; even if they are still deeply buried.

The workout is still killing me though and I'm not sure if this is a good or a bad thing? I thought I'd be getting stronger, and while I can push through most parts of Level 1, it is quite literally kicking my arse. I hate Anita. How she stays so happy and smily and gorgeous is beyond me. I kind of want to push her over.

In other news, tomorrow and Friday night should be exciting - cocktails & pub outings all round. I love where I work; my team are awesome, and great fun to be around. It's always a good sign when after spending the entire working week with them, you still enjoy seeing them on your nights off too!

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The Casual Perfectionist said...

I'd have to look back, but I think Day 5 was THE WORST on my muscles. It was either that day or Day 6 that I actually went to bed early after soaking in Epsom Salts...and I may or may not have cried.

BUT, after Day 6, they didn't really *hurt*.

Does that help, or does that scare you? ;)

dmb5_libra said...

the shred is rough! i didn't believe i could sweat so profusely after 20 minutes.

Viviane said...

I think it has to be tough, otherwise your body would not have to build up strength and muscles... you know, just like with C25K, you always feel like you just barely made it, and then the next week you're supposed to run 5 minutes longer, but then you just barely make that as well.

Jessy said...

I started the shred today-- if you can even call it "start." I got about 8 minutes in and started feeling nauseous and like I was going to pass out. I made it another minute or two and then finally had to stop because my head was spinning. I think it is because I ate literally right before and also drank a whole bottle of water right before- and sometimes eating/drinking right before working out does this to me. I'm going to try again tomorrow, I won't eat or drink a lot (or at all) right before, and will push myself through!
I refuse to believe that I gave up today. I NEEDED to stop, or else I would have passed out.
I'll let you know how tomorrow goes! Good luck to you!

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