Fitness Journal C3W1D2

You know, being hardcore can be rather painful at times.

Remember that high rep lower body workout from Oxygen Magazine that I did yesterday?

When I finished it yesterday morning, my legs were wobbly but functional. By 9 pm last night, I could feel the stiffness move in. By 6 am this morning, I literally had to roll myself out of my bed because I felt like someone had stuck my lower body into a batting cage and then proceeded to use it as a target for batting practice. I don’t even want to think about what I’m going to feel like tomorrow if I’m this sore today.

Being the stubborn ex-Army wench that I am, I sucked up the pain, limped down four flights of stairs, got in my car, drove to the gym, did my 20-minute HIIT run on the treadmill at my full interval speeds, snuck in and finished the last 30 minutes of tai chi class, and then hopped on the elliptical crosstrainer for another half hour. Abs and arms will be done after I get off work at 9 pm tonight.

It’s not quite 3 hours of exercise, but hey, I tried my best. I don’t think I will do this again, LOL. I’m officially cutting out extra cardio on tai chi days. I will probably reassess my training split after this week, too. After digging into the Max-OT documents a bit more, I found some more compressed training splits that will fit my work and cardio schedule better. Five days of lifting with six days of cardio and two days of tai chi is a bit much when one has a full-time job and time-consuming hobbies like gaming and illustration.

My new Dell desktop arrived today, too, so not only will I not be getting back to my apartment until around 10:30 pm, I probably won’t be able to resist tearing open the three Dell boxes that are waiting for me and installing Everquest 2. I may not get to bed until the wee hours of the morning. I’m pretty strong-willed when it comes to food and exercise, but dangle anything computer or gadget-related in front of me, and I turn into a complete marshmallow of nerdiness.

6 thoughts on “Fitness Journal C3W1D2

  1. I can’t believe you were able to do cardio with your legs that sore. When mine are like that I am like CARDIO! NO! You Rock!

    ~Stacey 🙂

  2. Believe it or not, they felt better after the run loosened up my muscles. Of course, 8 hours of sitting in front of a computer later, they are killing me again, LOL.

    How’s your cutting going?


  3. AHHH!! I just got the Oxygen mag and i was going to attempt that LBWO….(how much weight were you using, etc) wow, sorry bout your soreness….
    congrats on your new DELL toys!!
    Oh now I know you probably have them posted somewhere, but where or where could I find recipes for these mini cheesecakes?
    They sound pretty tasty?
    I really am trying to change up my eats….thanks maggie.

  4. Hey Alexa,

    I only used 65 lbs on the Smith machine (two 10-lb plates on the bar) for the squats, and took them off completely for the single leg squats and lunges. THat workout is no joke…the high reps totally wasted my legs.

    The mini-cheesecake recipe is here:

    You can eat THREE of them for a meal. 🙂


  5. Hi Maggie:
    I spent all of last week at work reading your website and I am so inspired (especially by your pictures). But you write so well that I couldn’t stop reading!
    I’m in the process of tweaking the BFL program to work for me and I have recently increased my cardio to 60 minutes per day b/c the 20 minutes wasn’t enough for me. I am starting to see results now and your experiments with your programs have been great to read!
    You look amazing and I hope that you have the results you’ve been working towards for your birthday!

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