OK, so as Summer kicked off I started noticing that the lack of a manual labour job had started to affect me in the wrong, sure my nagging injuries that I worked through had begun to feel better but the pounding away on key boards as not burned the same calories as walking ten thousand steps in 9 hours and lifting heavy things while doing it and frankly the hustle of picking up slack for a very lazy co-worker was better cardio than I had thought. I am not super happy with the mirror recently and I finally got up and dusted off my DDP Yoga discs and got in a work out. So I am going to track 30 days worth of various DDP Yoga workouts it all for you. I am not aiming to get ripped or bulk up, what I am doing is committing myself to getting myself back in to a form I am content with and doing to by keeping accountable to you readers.
July 26 Day 1: Fat Burner (24m37s). The house is hot so this sweat was easy to break. Had to pause twice to catch my breath. Scale says I’m 193lbs…2lbs shy of my heaviest ever but I was working out 4 or 5 times a weeks then. Diet and alcohol intake are going to come in to play at some point. I had to take a 20min break to type this and catch my breath before I do Red Hot Core (12m35s) That got me in the ego, clearly this is where I need a lot of help.
July 27 Day 2: So sore from yesterday, chest, quads, core. Since my knees are bad I am trying the Stand Up (30m16s) today to hopefully get them in better shape. Added RHC to the end.
July 28 Day 3: Everything hurts, the just got back to exercise soreness has me gripped like Daffy with the Abominable Snowman, it loves me and hugs me and pets me and beats the holy crap out of me at the same time. Today I decided to try the Strength Builder (38m9s) muscle failure has set in. I collapsed at the tail end of a 3 count push up segment. 12m41s of a workout and my body simply can’t continue. I don’t know if it the soreness or the moving of furniture I did all morning but I’m done. Feeling low but dripping sweat.
July 29 Day 4: My left knee is killing me, had a couple sprints last night and it did not react well. Not a lot of time to get this in today and I ‘m tired from a late work night. Energy (21m45s) today.
July 30 Day 5: Have to help people move the next couple days, Energy again this morning. Body has recovered from the initial strain of starting this in time to lift furniture for two days.
July 31 Day 6: Busy day moving friends and then work. Snuck in RHC before I left though.
Aug 1 Day 7: Fat Burner stretched me out pretty good after a long day yesterday, getting more flexible but my left knee doesn’t like supporting a lot of weight still.
Aug 2 Day 8: Ended up helping build a fence today. Squeezed in RHC before I head to work. Starting to feel more core strength.
Aug 3 Day 9: Very stiff and sore. Fat Burner is on deck, need to get more intense after a few lighter days even though there was a lot of other exertions.
Aug 4 Day 10: Fat Burner to start the day. Feeling more flexible and stronger. The scale said 196.2lbs this morning and 200.2lbs last night. I am officially at my heaviest ever, my diet and beer consumption has been off the rails the last week as I helped friends move and there was a LOT of fast food and extra beer in my life.
Well there is the first phase of this 30 day challenge complete. Next I will start to be more careful about what I put into my body and start getting on to the more difficult workouts. I am feeling less out of shape and my flexibility is getting better.