Today my workout was good. Let me say first though I was rested. I went to bed at 11:30 and did not get out of bed until 8:10. I woke up off and on, and had to get up to go to the bathroom, but I would just lay down and drift back to sleep. No benadryl, no Tylenol P.M., no sleeping pills... just lavender lotion on my temples. I did my workout about 1:30. I had not had lunch, just a protein bar. This workout was exclusively shoulders and biceps and triceps. I used 8 lb. dumbbells on everything except the shoulder flyes. I had to drop down to 5 lb. on those. I really even think that I could have made it on the other exercises with 10 lb. The only part I just could not do was the tricep one arm side pushup. I maybe did two of those. And I had to bend my knees when I did the tricep dips with the chair. But overall, I think I did well. I even did the longer version of the workout. I must say though, I am needing to reread the manual. I did not do the ab ripper on the first day nor have I done it today. I just noticed I am supposed to be doing that every other day. I still have time to do it before I go to bed. I may do it today, or I may just wait until Tuesday. I am really liking Tony instructing me. I like seeing the other members of the class and the modifications they are making. I thought at first that Tony was going to try to act too funny and be corny, but so far he is somewhat professional, but very natural. I know I am not pushing myself to total exhaustion, but I know me... and that means this has to be a workout I can live with. I mean.. I am 55 years old... I think that if I was younger I would really rock with this workout. I am gonna keep plugging away and maybe as time goes on I will work harder. One of my main problems is those darn HOT FLASHES. A younger person or a male just does not have any idea how this is when you are sitting watching a movie, and how absolutely uncomfortable it is to be doing a workout and have these. You are on FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Breakfast- 5 egg whites with 5 olives and green onions scrambled
3/4 c 2% milk with 5 strawberries
Snack- protein bar
Lunch- Green salad (romaine lettuce from Sam's) with green onion, small amt cheddar cheese(maybe a T), and 1/2 c taco meat ( venison), LF ranch dressing mixed with picante sauce (hereafter to be called LF southwest dressing)
Dinner- 2 corn tortillas, 3 oz grilled chicken, 1 T cheddar cheese, 4 asparagus spears (fresh and steamed), cranberry juice (from concentrate with stevia)
Snack- dh made a smoothie from strawberries, milk, blueberries, banana, and ice. I have not had mine yet.