Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. And if you’re in the States I hope you had an amazing 4th of July! Today I’ve got an update for you from Mir – if you’re a little confused as to what I’m talking about you can take a look at her introduction post.
Well, I’ve completed my first week of training and let me tell you, it was one of the hardest weeks of my life! Ok, slightly over dramatic, but nevertheless, it was hard. I haven’t worked out in a few months so my body was adjusting itself – and perhaps even crying a little while I was trying to run like the wind and show the dumbbells who the boss was. It was a close fight but I overcame the trembling arms and aching legs.
All was going well until my third work out which I did with Marci. Ok, before I start with that I would like to say that a work out isn’t a work out until you’ve done it with Marci! The thing about working out on your own is that you pace yourself at a comfortable level, so once you start working out at the level you are supposed to, your body gets confused and puts up quite the fight to prevent you from continuing. For example, my first workout with Marci felt like an epic fail on my end. I ran (barely) and needed a break within a few minutes. I used my legs and arms in ways I never thought possible and had to sit down because I felt a bit dizzy.
Yes, epic fail! But at the end of it all when I was sweating like a fiend, feeling the aches and pains of a real work out, and hearing the words “Good job Mir! It will get easier as the weeks go by.” I FELT GREAT!
The soreness didn’t last too long, the sweating subsided within a few minutes, and the wooziness and nausea went away after a bottle or two of water. All in all, the week ended fantastically. I was able to learn proper technique along with ways to help my body ease into my new schedule.
Hopefully next week won’t be as physically damaging and I’ll be able to run a little further, work out a little longer and keep the dizzy spells and nausea for when it really matters.
Week one down, 11 more to go!