Yesterday was an unexpected rest day. I had planned on going to Bikram in the morning yesterday, but the studio canceled classes until the late afternoon & evening. I didn't want to risk driving in that crap in the dark, so it was a no go.
More than made up for it today!
I decided to do Breathless Body with Amy Dixon. Oh my Lawd. Deep exhale. It was hard. There were 3 different levels to these Tabata drills: beginner, intermediate, & advanced.
Ain't no way I was going to do the advanced level. Not fit enough for that - yet.
Amy was a good instructor. Not perky, but encouraging. And you could see the sweat poring off her - she was working hard too. Fo sho.
Lots of dips, squats and lunges in this one. Now imagine that repeated over and over again. My booty and thunder thighs will be feeling it tomorrow. Thanks, Tabata! Truthfully, I am already feeling it now somewhat. I suspect it will be much worse tomorrow. Bring it, DOMS! I burned 535 calories.
So tomorrow after work, I start the 4 week Boot Camp by my house. Should be interesting. And painful. I suspect lots of pain will be involved. Hopefully, the shedding of the pounds will also be involved in the next 4 weeks.
We shall see.
I was wavering on doing this thing up until even yesterday. But, someone I was talking to about it said something wise. (I said that through gritted teeth, btw. Don't like admitting this person can actually be right sometimes.) What's the worst that could happen? What if I lose more weight with this change of routine coupled with the addition of certain calories? And, what if I find that I really like it?
Gah. I hate it when certain people can be right. It means admitting that I might actually, in some cases, be wrong SOMETIMES.
Here in Nassau County on LawnGuyLand, snow isn't too too bad. Roads are ok, Suffolk County is in worse shape. I'm glad its over, and I'm glad I was prepared. Hopefully that's the last blizzard for a while.
Ok, so I took measurements today of my waist, my bellybutton, and my hips. Let's see if in the next 4 weeks those measurements change, eh.