Keep in mind you get "bigger/stronger" while resting... need to put in "off but active" days in there...
I like the idea of doing yoga on my rest days. I was thinking of trying to find a yoga video that is really low key. I have done Vinyassa in the past, and I think that it would be too hard for me at this point. I just want something that will give me a good stretch since I will probably be sore.
As far as rest, I am trying to tell myself that I can take any day off that I need to on the schedule regardless of what was planned. I can just pick back up whenever I feel rested enough. I also plan on starting very small so that hopefully one day of rest between workouts will be enough. My goal is to be slightly sore, not dying of pain. Does this sound like a good plan?
Alright, update. Yesterday I went for a walk into town and back with the baby in a stroller. I did the whole thing barefoot. I figure it was about 2.5-3 miles round trip. Then later in the day I went to the mall. I forgot my purse at a store, forcing me to walk to length of the mall about 3 times. The whole thing was very enjoyable. I got slightly sore, but nothing too bad. Today is my first day for "Lift Heavy Things". I am planning on doing Squats, Push-ups, Pull-Downs, Inverted Row, and Lunges. I have the option of doing this all slightly weighted if I want to. I am not really sure how many of each of these to do. Is it better to do a bunch of them unweighted, or just a few with 5lbs in each hand?
I'd say if you're donig more than 15 reps... you need to add.weight or leverage.
Be sure you use proper form for your squats. As a beginner it will take some practice. Concentrate on perfect form until your stabilizers get strong enough to make it second nature. probably a few weeks-month.
ooh mama your muscles are gonna hate you!
Alright, just did my first weight training!! I think it went well.
Here is what I did:
Squats: 5 lbs in each hand. 4 sets of 5
Push-Ups: (girlie version) 4 sets of 5
Lateral Pull-Downs: 32.5 lbs 3 sets of 10
Inverted Rows: 3 sets of 5
Lunges: 10 lbs 3 trips across the living room
I got pretty winded, but I don't think it was too bad. My legs feel a bit rubbery. I don't do this again until Monday. What do you think?
I have a question about diet to those who were encouraging the protein. Let me tell you about what I usually eat protein-wise and you tell me if you think it is enough.
Breakfast: 2-3 eggs, 1-2 links of sausage or 1-2 peices of bacon
Lunch: large handful of leftover meat
Snack: nuts, cheese or beef jerky
Dinner: large serving of meat, usually a pork chop or chicken breast
I supplement all of this with large amounts of veggies, lots of butter and lard, and the occasional piece of fruit or sweet potato. I also drink a glass of raw milk almost every day.
Keep it up, it sounds like you're doing great so far!
You are what you eat,and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan