Week 5 was spread out over about 3 weeks due to a 36 hour fever I had (first in YEARS), and computer malfunction (no playing of DVD!). Nonetheless, it is finished. It is just incredible how much strength and visible muscle tone can be lost by skipping days or a week or two of working out. Just amazing.
I have one week left in this ‘phase 2’ part of the program, and then will be the ‘rest’ week, which really isn’t restful, but transitions from workouts that smash you into a gooey pulp, to workouts that keep you, for the most part, still able to walk and pick things up (the small joys in life.. sigh).
As far as I can tell, the last 1/2 of this program will be consistent (pray..), and so I will be able to draw more conclusions about results. In the meantime, every minute of exercise counts to a beneficial end when we look at it from the perspective of longevity.