Slow and steady.
Why does it have to be so hard?
Not only does lifting slowly strengthen your muscles, it's good for strengthening your mind, your focus and concentration, and your determination and will-power!
Keep up the slow and steady habit for this month. If you're sore (in a good way), you can find a little solace in the fact that we are too! Every day when we meet in the gym we all list off our newest sore areas. And they're pretty much the same for everyone, so I know that we're all working the same muscles!
Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and consider taking some magnesium both after your workout and before bed.
Another option is always the Trim in 20 Series. They are 20-minute, no-equipment workouts that are suitable for beginners (as well as advanced individuals) who are short on time or don't have access to a gym or equipment or a large space. It is the perfect No Excuses program to get you started on a fit lifestyle.
Keep lifting and keep smiling!
Monday: Lower Body Blast #7
Tuesday: Tabata #8
Wednesday: Upper Body Sculpt #1
Thursday: Sevens #8
Friday: HIIT Blaster 2
Saturday: Cardi Party 2 OR 30+ minutes activity of your choice
Sunday: Active Rest Day. Walk, Stretch, Yoga or Pilates