Well, I did my workout for day 5 in the morning, which is unusual for me. It does feel good to get it out of the way early, but during the week that just can't happen. Oh well.
Anyway, today was a lot better than yesterday. I can't say my body is changing yet, because I think it's too soon to feel it, but maybe it's getting used to being punished. (And yes, I'm still punishing it for the stupid weight gain yesterday.) I still had to modify the pushups (cringe), but I felt better doing the ab work (except for bicycles) and the shoulders went a lot better too. And I think it's encouraging that after it's over I still want to work my chest and back more. I'm going to wait a week or so before adding anything else in...I don't want to burn out too fast.
I've also realized I need to change when I'm eating relative to the workout. And make sure I get enough protein and starches around the workout, too. And drink more water after. And stretch a LOT more after. Hmm, is there anything I DON'T need to work on?
Also, I'm not sure if it's a male/female difference, or if I'm just totally unlimber, but I can't stretch at all the way they tell me to at the end. When I get into that "straight leg in a V" position I can't sit straight up. Not even close. It doesn't even feel like I SHOULD be able to do that, so I'm guessing that's something guys just aren't designed to do. Oh well, I know what stretches to do...I just need to do them!
Man, it feels good to still be motivated after 5 days.