Two weeks have come and gone – 8 strength training workouts completed and many more to go! The workouts are challenging, but the overall workload still feels pretty light after what I’m used to. I’m enjoying the extra time, as I know the load will only increase as the weeks go on.
Monday: Chest & Triceps
Tuesday: Back & Biceps
Thursday: Shoulders & Abs
This was the second (and last) week of the muscular endurance portion of the training plan. So far the goal has been to get my body ready for more weight & intensity as the plan progresses. Just like endurance training periodization!
This week, I was much less sore than the previous week. Don’t get me wrong, I was plenty sore, but not hobbling around in quite the same way as the first week. 🙂
And just before the workouts feel too comfortable – things are changed up in week 3 (yay!). Still no cardio (that doesn’t start until week 5), but the workouts are different and one extra day of strength training.
The small meals are starting to feel pretty normal now and it’s fun to have food too look forward to every few hours. I’m NOT counting calories, but I am going to try to track protein this week to see where I am. After the Protein for Athletes lesson from Thrive Forward last week (and Laura’s encouragement), I want to confirm that I’m getting what I need. I’ll share a full day of meals tomorrow on WIAW, in case you’re interested.
I’ve also finally got all the supplements I’m planning to take during the program. I took my time finding the right options for me. Obviously I don’t know if they are all something I’ll stick with long term, but we’ll see how things go over the next 10 weeks. I’m happy to share the details of what I’m taking in an upcoming post, if you’re interested.
Questions for you:
How was your last week of training?