I started the burst training recommended by Dr. Pompa last week. Then I took a whole weekend off from everything. No restricted calories, no burst training, but I did walk well over a mile or more at a flea market. Then today, it was back at it again. And the burst training exercise was harder than ever. I went the first round and thought I was going to die. Waited two minutes and went the second round short 10 seconds of a full minute and knew I was going to die. Waited three minutes and could only do 40 seconds and felt like I should just collapse. Even now, 20 minutes later I’m still feeling it. And I’ve been nauseated. I don’t know where that comes from. Do you suppose I really am sick? Naw, surely not. Anyway, as with all exercise the first time is great, the second time it gets harder and so on. Had I not been a big fan of doing all kinds of exercise DVD’s for years I would not know that. But I’ve been able to persevere before so I should be able to push on through with this too. OR! I could claim my age has me and just give up. No, that’s no fun. I’ll just keep going and keep telling myself it is going to get better.
I have to say though it is really depressing that you can work out for years. Have a knee injury that puts you off for months and feel like you never worked out a day in your life when you start back.
Seriously, people, I’m about to throw up.