This was a week of sickness, non-exercise, and a decision to redo my week 7. But, in honor of full disclosure I am posting how my week went.
Day 43 (Monday): I only got half of my workout done, as we had company coming over and they came earlier than I anticipated. We spent the day together so I was unable to finish later in the day. Okay, so MAYBE I could have finished my workout, but I had a belly full of sushi. And it was good.
Day 44 (Tuesday): Totally did the entire Cardio workout and felt good after.
Day 45 (Wednesday): I started with the Ab Ripper X, but knew something was off about halfway through. I had no energy and felt drained. I didn’t finish all of the exercises, but dutifully went about the Chest/Shoulders/Triceps workout. I knew I was done about 20 minutes into it. I just had nothing to give. I couldn’t figure it out. I spent the rest of the day on the couch, hoping whatever it was would pass.
Day 46 (Thursday): I got up. I got the girls breakfast. I laid on the couch. I fell into a half-sleep. I did this most of the day. My body ached, my throat was weird, and I felt like I was on the edge of being REALLY sick, but not quite there. I was in a mental funk and felt really sad a lot of the day.
Day 47 (Friday): I still felt crappy, so I laid in bed (Bill was home) and slept on and off until lunchtime.
Day 48 (Saturday): I thought maybe I was feeling better, but I still had that weird throat feeling and didn’t want to risk overexertion. Or maybe I just knew in the back of my head I was going to redo the week and why bother?
Day 49 (Sunday): My throat is still weird, and I’m head-achy, but overall, my energy level feels higher, so I’m hopeful one more day of relaxing will bring me back to 100%.
Here are a few things I think will make my workout better after Week 7:
- I’m glad I listened to my body. I hated not completing the week, and I hate that I am having to “redo” the week, but the sheer fact that I’m willing to go an extra week beyond what I thought I was going to have to do, tells me this program has definitely changed my outlook on exercise. I may not be cut out for a 6-day a week program for the rest of my life, but I can’t cut it out entirely. I know that now.
- I need to find a soy-based protein powder. (Warning, TMI ahead) I had been having the most horrible gas and I couldn’t figure it out. I thought it was Diet Coke (and I almost had a heart-attack) but after a week of not eating smoothies and not having gas, and THEN having Bill bring me a smoothie that had dairy in it and the gas returning…well, hello lactose intolerance. I always thought that was what it was, but also thought “meh, I only drink milk occasionally and who does it hurt, really? It’s just farting.” Well. The Whey Powder takes the “just farting” to massive “I’m going to divorce myself” levels.
Notes for Week 7:
- I gained .4 pounds back. Though considering my week of no exercise, coupled with me almost devouring a whole red velvet cake alone (I’m not proud of it, but it happens and it was over the course of the week…those sneaky bites add up) AND eating more take-out than normal (sick=no cooking), I’m okay with that.
- I’m not going to dwell on this week. I don’t consider it a “failure”.
So, see you back here next week for Week 7, redux.