First off I want to celebrate that I have been up TWO mornings in a row to do workouts. Considering I did not get up early for even one last week I feel very pleased with myself! I did however, wake up to a dull achy calf muscle, I'm wondering if its sore because of my plantar fasciitis night brace, from being over-worked, or from being over-stretched,. No matter which one I just hope it fixes itself and fast!
This morning I did Push Circuit 2 in ChaLEAN Extreme. It felt great to get it done first thing and not have it looming over my head all day. I'm enjoying lifting weights quite a bit. I find myself listening to other people and wanting to shout "LIFT SOME WEIGHTS", but I know its just the "newness" of my love for strength-training coming out, and I remember how I HATED hearing (or reading in a lot of cases) people get all preachy about what they are doing diet/fitness-wise.
I do know that what works for me, works because I enjoy it and it is becoming part of my lifestyle. If other people don't get the same pleasure out of the things I do or eat, then it won't be the plan for them. They key is finding something that can become your lifestyle. Sometimes that's a long learning curve.
So, weekly weigh-ins. I'm going back to them. I like that they help keep you accountable. Do I think I would have lost more weight last month had I weighed weekly? No, not really, because I stayed pretty close to plan. I DO know that I got more anxious closer to weigh-in because I knew other people were going to be watching and expecting big things from me. Once I turn 30 (in 107 days/or 15 weeks and two days) I may go back to monthly weigh-ins, but that's up in the air. I will keep my progress pics set on the first of the month.
Oh! I have started planking. Every night before I go to bed for the month of March, or maybe longer, I will do a plank. So far I'm up to a 1min 15sec! There isn't a LOT of abs in ChaLEAN so I figured I would add a little something, and it only takes up a few minutes of my day :)