I am getting totally out of control with cardio.
Let's see, I did switched up and did Delts on Sunday, and Legs on Monday. And today I did my Back (after passing out for a 30 minute nap right before going to the gym). And I did heavy weights with 3 ascending and 3 descending sets for each exercise that I did for each bodypart. For the last descending set, I did it really slow and held a static peak contraction for as long as I could: feeling the muscle fibers being ALL engaged and then fatigued till they could hold the light weight no more. Physically draining on me. . . plus all the cardio - that I am loving to do - when I get going. For now, it is slow and steady. Trying to burn only the bodyfat and not glycogen stores.
On the day I did Delts, I did the bike ride for 2 hours and froze all the way! It was too cold for me (I feel like I am becoming the Ice Queen. I never seem to get really warm while exercising - now a hot shower for 30 minutes helped this time to unthaw me out after the bike ride).
Next day was Legs (was able to do the 990lbs on the Leg Press still! some guy was really impressed with me and laughed as I did a little dance after I got off the machine and realized I was still able to do it!), so I did a 2 mile trail walk in the morning and at dusk (didn't seem to hinder the legs with the walking - was not sore the next day).
Today with Back, I did 60 minutes on the Elliptical at level 2 only, keeping the heart rate average around 120 bpm. Now I am thinking of going back to the gym and do some spinning for an hour (low resistance), but I am still feeling shaky after dinner/meal#5. I am waiting for the food to supply energy to my body again. Incorporating sprouts into my diet to help in repairing the abuse I am doing to my body. It feels weird to just grab a handful of Crunchy Sprouts and chew them down, and think Yum! These tastes great (I can tell which ones have radish sprouts in them now - very spicy!). OK, I can feel the energy coming back into my body. Took about an hour and half. If I want to I could also have a sweet potato after the cardio as I popped 3 small ones in the oven tonight, just for fun. One small one with a protein shake before showering (cardio sucks in that I go thru alot of workout clothes in one day - I am still sweating alot during my cardio workouts, and all the fast showers I take during the day! Except the trail walk. . . those I do not sweat enough to warrant a shower and change of clothes).
Still 160.6 this morning (not bad, as the 1st I was 160.4, and had a celebrated cheat meal of lemon vegan cheesecake - but saw a raw mango cheesecake recipe/photo, so that is probably for next week's cheat meal!). Hopefully I can easily get the 2lbs for this week off of me with all this cardio. I have yet to see a 150 something on the scale (I feel like I might be getting into the addiction zone of losing weight - it is on my mind constantly, and every decision is based on that priority).