Thursday, July 10, 2008

Still Pluggin' Along

Hello everyone! Yes, I am still here and yes I am still working out every freakin' day but I can tell you that the high I was feeling during the first seven days has most certainly worn off. It has really become a "challenge" this second week. My actual last day for the challenge is Friday July 18th and it feels like it will never get here! I have made a decision to not weigh myself until after the challenge is over because I was sneaking some quick peeks here and there and was becoming extremely frustrated since my weight was going up and down all over the place. In my mind I know that my body is just trying to adjust to the new workout load but the instant gratification girl inside of me wants the results to show now.

I have really started feeling the aches and pains in my body as well. My left knee constantly twinges so I think I need a brace for workouts until I can get the majority of my weight off. Even though I am stretching like a crazy person my calves are on fire. In fact two nights ago I got a charlie horse in the right one. I haven't had one of those in years. Maybe my electrolytes are off or I need more potassium.....I don't know. If you all have any suggestions I would love to hear them.

Now, it's not all been bad. I have started to notice a difference in my clothes. My body seems toner, my skin looks much better... in fact sometimes it looks down right glowy! Plus my exercise high seems to last longer after each workout. Maybe I am starting to develop a habit. Hmmmmm.

How are the rest of you doing out there with your own challenges?


Coffee Sitter said...

You have inspired me to get off of my ass, as well. I know everyone thinks I am a gym rat and that I PT everyday, blah, blah, blah. No so, my friend. I need a challenge, as well. I have decided to start my 21 days today, July 12th.

The second week is always the hardest, trust me. By the 3rd week, you will have formed a habit and by the 4th week, if you miss a workout, your body will be like WTF? Just remember that your body does need recovery time. So rotate the kinds of work outs you do.

ciao peeps,

Olivia said...

Yay! I am so excited to have you join in on the challenge Ms. Leila! Best of luck to you!