They say nutrition is key to getting the body you want and that abs are made in the kitchen. I’m beginning to understand this.
So I had a session of Legs and Back to catch up on. I’m not a fan of this workout because frankly I hate the leg resistance band. It makes exercises bloody hard, it has a tendancy to move where you don’t want it to, and I also find that on some of the moves when I have it round my legs it really hurts as it tugs on my hairy legs!
I actually attempted this workout yesterday, a day in which I had only had quite a light breakfast and lunch and I’ve also been going without my whey protein for a few days, making do with water during exercise instead.
Before beginning my workout, I decided to make some measurements. Bad move. I discovered that despite losing half a kilogram in weight, my body fat percentage remained unchanged and all of my measurements were exactly the same. This is why I haven’t posted my day 10 photo… there’s basically no discernable change. This didn’t put me in the best of moods.
Then as the workout wore on, I began to flag. I felt weak and lightheaded and after about 20 minutes I knew I couldn’t continue. Apparently “quit does not exist” in TapouT XT but it certainly did for me yesterday.
It’s funny how that one chink in the routine suddenly saw me thinking “maybe I’ll take a break”… but I managed to resist and today after some more substantial food I attempted the workout again. And, successfully this time, as I managed to complete it. Actually, I even began to wonder if I was growing to like (well, tolerate) the leg band. But it may be too soon to say that.