Until this year's running injury forced me to rein in my mileage and I needed a good replacement that would tire me out and help me keep my mental state on an even keel. I decided to bite the bullet (finally) and start the NROLFW program. I decided that I'd do only two workouts a week so that I could still have time to do Zumba and a single low mileage (2-3) run a week. I went to download the workout template from the website only to find that I didn't really like how it was organized. I'm not much of a clean freak, but I do love organizing things. I was probably one of those kids who likes to organize things into piles by colors or shapes, but we'd have to ask my mom. Anyhow, I digress.
I typed up some cleaner and more organized logs for the Stage 1 workouts and stuck them into a three ring binder.
|Yup, I use dividers too.|
I was familiar with all of the exercises already and wasn't the least bit intimidated by the weight room, despite all the ridiculous myths propagated by women's health and fitness magazines. I started conservatively and added 5lbs a week to most of my exercises, occasionally jumping up 10lbs when I transitioned to a lower rep set. I'm pretty impressed with my stage 1 results:
I did take progress pictures but I'm not going to post them until the very end of this NROLFW adventure, so now it's onto Stage 2!
Have you done NROLFW before? What'd you think?