Ugh, I woke up so bloated and swollen (my engagement ring barely fit on my finger) and so extremely sore that I was expecting to be 140 at least. I was 138.0.
I didn't drink a gallon of water yesterday like I planned, mainly because I had forgot about my goal until about 5pm. I will try today.
So studies show that you should always have a protein shake within 30 minutes of your strength training workout. This prevents loss of muscle. A fairly new study showed that a glass of skim milk can produce the same results. I have been sticking to this rule for years. But I hate protein shakes. I usually go for the milk. Since I am so scared of getting too thin in my upper body, I have been putting up with the protein, thinking I'll probably get a little more out of it. My fiance (who is pretty built), says he read that you should also drink one the morning after a hard day of strength training. Ugh, the torture.
BF: protein shake (170), Snack: Cheerios (150), Snack 2: slice of rye bread and low-fat cheese (170), Tbsp of natural peanut butter (100), Lunch: homemade wrap (270), Dinner: big glass of skim milk, big bowl of bean stew.
Due to my soreness, I didn't think I would workout today but my fiance offered to do the Shred Level 2 with me so I couldn't say no. By noon we walked 1/2 mile to warm up and completed the Shred. It was tough. I was extremely sore but the soreness faded as my body warmed up. This level is full of planks, meaning lots of shoulder involvement. Yay for wedding dress shoulders.
Around 6pm I went to the gym and did legs. I lifted heavy weight, small reps, 4 sets of 4 different exercises. Then I did 20 minutes on the stair master. I broke a sweat like no other.