Yippeee!! I am on Day 10 and in to the double digits. Today is Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X.
I didn't sleep well at all last night. I tried taking Melatonin before I went to be, yet still was awake at 3 and didn't get back to sleep til 5:30, then up at 7. My body still hurts, though butt and legs are better, it seems to be mostly my neck, shoulders, back and abs.
I pull out the 8 pound weights because last time I did all the exercises with 5 pounders, and found I was not struggling with the last three reps on most, as Tony recommends. However, last time, I did not hurt as much as this time. So I get started, a lot of the exercises (especially bicep stuff) I use 8. Some however, I have to stick with 5. You are supposed to do 8-10 reps for size, 10-12 reps for toning and weight loss, I do 15 reps of everything.
The only one I cannot do is the very last bonus exercise, tricep side raises. Hopefully in time.
I move on to Ab Ripper X. I thought my Abs were feeling better. 4 minutes in I realize that whatever has been going on with my lower ab muscles is not better. I can't think of how to explain it other than that certain exercises, like crunchy frog and scissors, make it feel like something is going to tear. Its not a burn or a feeling of the muscle is working hard, its more of an injury type feeling, and I DON'T want to injure it more. I'm still wondering if this could have something to do with my C-section. Any input?? So I do modified things making sure it doesn't hurt. Maybe Friday I will be able to do more....