Worked my first NRL4W yesterday. Only did what was in the training log and didn’t add anything on – other than some crunches. I want to read up on what everyone else is doing before I start modifying it in anyway. I have to admit, I’ve missed lifting those weights. I have just about everything I need in my basement except a bench. I’m not sure if I will end up getting one or not as my space is limited with everything else I have down there. Then I just walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes with not a whole lot of effort for parts of it. I did some intervals but then just walked at a good pace.
Friday morning I went to 90 minute deep tissue massage then attended my 90 minute Bikram Hot Yoga session at 4:00. I was worried that it would be too much for my body in one day but I did better in the yoga than I thought I would. I don’t think I got into any of the positions any deeper because of the massage so I am not sure it was worth doing both on the same day. However the good news is that my massage terrorist could definitely feel a difference in my hips/lower back. She did say that I had a tight left ham, and a tight right quad – I asked her if that was why I kept walking around in circles :)
And since I hadn’t had a deep massage since last October, yesterday when I woke up, I felt pretty bruised in my neck, shoulders, back and hips. Doing squats with a barbell across your shoulders is a painful experience. The skin is tender to touch. But I am drinking lots of water to flush it all through. And then last night I had R just rub my back without any pressure just to get the blood flowing through so I think that helped as I’m only feeling a bit tender in my back today compared to yesterday. Ouch!
Today I’m going to do some intervals on the treadmill, core work and lots of stretching. I’ve still got lots of the NRL4W book to read through and figure out what I’m really supposed to be doing in that program. Then we are going to go to an afternoon movie, I want to check out GoodLifeFitness, and then hit Costco. It’s going to be an expensive day – we can’t just go into that store and come out with just what we went in for. :)
I hope everyone is having a fantastic day.
p.s., TMI - the elusive M showed up today so that totally explains the weight disappointment that showed yesterday. It just means that next month is going to show a huge drop :)