First, Happy Valentine's Day! I got pretty spoiled this year. First, my mom brought me home a bag of chocolate covered pretzels yesterday from Long Grove Confectionery.
Last week was my last week of P90X, so I now need new ways to work my body six days a week. I decided that I'll do a workout similar to a P90X resistance week that will look somewhat like this:
Tuesdays: Intervals/cardio on treadmill
Thursdays: Intervals/cardio on treadmill or elliptical or bike
Saturdays: Yoga or pilates
I'm still sore from my chest/back/abs workout yesterday. I took a lot of the challenging moves from P90X, but I also added some of my own. I ended with an On-Demand abs workout. It lasted 15 minutes, and it kicked my butt! I'll do it three days per week, and I'll move onto something else when I get sick of it/don't feel it anymore.
I finished my workout on the elliptical, and the itching luckily subsided soon after I got off the treadmill. I still have a hive on my left thigh, but at least I don't feel like clawing off my skin anymore.
I talked to my mom about it, and she said that I need to get an over-the-counter antihistamine (either a tablet or a nasal spray) to use before running. This happens to me when I run for the first time after not doing it for a while. I also get very itchy legs when I first go outside in nice weather after being indoors all winter. As I said, though, it's never been this bad! I hope that an antihistamine will help to calm my crazy immune system so that I can work on my intervals!
Okay, time to bore myself with chemistry. Wish me luck on my first exam tomorrow! It's been fun procrastinating with you.