Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Very Valuable Lesson

As you may already know, this is my first week of Curves Complete and, THE DAY BEFORE signing up for the program, I had an accident breaking a toe and hurting my back BADLY!!!  I went to my chiropractor (lightening fast) who has been working with me to overcome the back injury.  I told him that this was my first week of Curves Complete and he said that I could work out, but I needed to take things slowly... so that's what I've been doing. 

What I've found during my workout, even though I'm taking the Curves circuit at a snail's pace, is that my heart rate is only SLIGHTLY slower than when I'm working out at 100%!  I'm moving through the circuit VERY slowly (skipping machines that I'm not confident using) and ending my half hour workout SWEATING!!!  I was so worried that this injury was going to keep me from being successful on the program, but as it turns out, giving it your all means different things at different times to different people.  My "all" this week is producing some serious results even though I'm not at 100% and barely moving...

So!  My Coach saw me on the circuit today and had me take a quick peek at my weight a little early (my actual weigh in and one-on-one isn't until Monday afternoon) and I WAS DOWN 4 POUNDS!!!!  Yes, that's right, I lost 4 POUNDS IN ONE WEEK!!!  I learned a very valuable lesson today about what my body will and can do for me if I just give it my all.... not necessarily go "all out"... but give it my all.

P.S.  its AMAZING the kind of ab workout you get when you're nursing a hurt back... my little silver lining.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

YOU GO GIRL!!! Sooooo proud of you!!

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