Thursday, June 30, 2011

Acupuncture worked!

Hey just popping in to say that those acupuncture treatments took effect within a week.  I did have a little relapse after a week of girl's camp for my church (you try getting 15 teenage girls to follow a detailed schedule from 7:30-11:00 and not get stressed!), but went back for one more treatment, and got back on track. 

I know it may not make any scientific sense, but worked is worked. 

I also got my copy of NROL.  I've heard it raved about on forums and other blogs, and couldn't wait to try it.  Although it had a ton of great information, I've been through a whole cycle of the program now and just feel like I've lost strength.  I'm not saying this would happen to everyone.  I teach a weights class on Tuesday and Thursday morning that ends up being a little bit high rep, and I think low rep workouts for my personal progression just make more sense.  This cycle started out at I think 3 sets of 15, and through a few weeks went down to 8 reps.  This is still pretty high and I think by doing this three times a week and teaching another 2 times at high rep it just broke me down.  My squat, deadlift, and bench have all gone down.  I'm going back to a modified 5 by 5.  I also like the flexibility of using my own program because sometimes I'm sore from other activities (i.e. running with my daughter, pulling trees and bushes out of the yard, a hard teaching day etc.). 
Last night I knew my legs were sore, and instead of doing a crappy job on a full body NROL workout, I just did upper body and really felt like I got somewhere.  I think this is a wonderful program for someone just starting out though, and there is lots of info I'll use over and over again.

Here's hoping I can get back to posting regularly again.  Sorry for the stops and starts.


belann said...

I'm a real believer in Chinese medicine as you know. Saved me many times (still does). Glad it worked for you. Do you think the NROL book would have any info for an old lady?

Kira said...

Those girls were lucky to have you. I love you.

Terry Earley said...

Keep it up. Accepting what works for you, yourself. That is the formula for success.

Wendy said...

I LOVE your blog!! I tried acupuncture. It freaked me out. Maybe I need to try it again.