Day 23 of 84
Metabolic Surge: Round 2, Phase 3, Day 4
Today started out great. I woke up early to do my HIIT run (maximal intervals, 30s all out run, 30 s rest, target 11 intervals). Again, it was quite cold, and my legs were still a bit aching and tired since I just did HIIT the previous night. I just told myself to go for it, and in the end, I was happy to complete the training, and even added 2 bonus intervals. It was a great way to start the day, feeling so challenged, and yet feeling so alive. I almost didn’t feel the cold while I was so focused on running, but my hands started to feel numb while I was taking a hot shower after the workout!
Things didn’t stay up for long, however. I started feeling the start of a migraine attack about an hour and a half into work. I don’t know exactly what set it off, but I had to stop working when my vision started to blur, and pain gradually developed in my head. I worried about missing my workout in the evening if I didn’t recover soon. I still took my 2nd meal, but right after I took some medicine and took an hour to lie down and shut my eyes. When I got up (I wasn’t really able to sleep) I felt much better and slowly got back to work. Fortunately, my nutrition schedule was not interrupted at all!
In the evening, I did something new for me, Pre-Exhaust Superset Training, which had me doing two exercises for the same body part without pause, an isolation movement first, then a compound movement. It was the longest workout in the program so far, as I had to hit the whole body, every body part with 2 to 3 supersets. I feel I got a very good workout there, as I was able to push hard on all of the exercises and stick with the tempo both within and between supersets. I was even able to try some of the techniques I read about on how to do the squat properly!
Time to get my rest from a grueling day. Tomorrow I get a rest from training, with my reward meal at the end! I was thinking of the reward meal right after I got out of the gym!
Till tomorrow, eat clean, shred hard, think Big!