The Next Step

Well I figured out the next plan for me, for now. After finishing the Ripped in 30 series, which I mentioned in my last post, I came down with a nasty throat virus. It was really weird, only my throat was sore, no other cold symptoms, so I continued doing my workouts anyway. It persisted a really long time though – a little over two weeks. And yeah, there were a couple of days in a row where I was too run down to exercise. That doesn’t sound like much, but my body really feels crappy when I don’t exercise, so it feels like a really long time. I saw the doctor twice in that time, got a strep test (negative), and switched to only eating soft, mushy foods to let my thryeahim into fitnessoat heal.

I also found that I had one more Jillian DVD in my stash, No More Trouble Zones. So I did that last week on Thursday. I didn’t think there were any new moves she could bring that would make me sore but I was wrong. My abs, glutes, and inner and outer thighs were good and sore the next day and on into Saturday. Great workout! I love that kind of soreness because I’m kind of a weirdo.

I think, however, my arms and shoulders are plenty big at this point, to really be ripped I need to lose fat, so I’ve decided to focus more on cardio for longer periods (Bob Harper, you’re up!), and not use weights when I’m doing bicep and tricep moves on No More Trouble Zones. There’s enough to keep my heart rate up there, so dropping weights doesn’t really diminish the workout any for me.

Forgive me, Fitness Dog here makes me giggle!


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