Friday, February 01, 2013
So I decided that, since I am in much better physical condition than I was a month ago, that it would be a great idea to get out and run some sprints with my 14 year old son, Damian. I felt great... I was a mere 2 seconds behind him in time, my lungs were expanded and breathing ferociously, my legs were strong and powerful... I was on top of the world...
Until the next morning when I had to low crawl to get out of bed... *tears* Everything hurt... my arms, my thighs.. but those hurt in a good, sore way that lets you know that your muscles are changing. I did not anticipate hobbling around with really sore knees. After some aspirin and ice they were feeling better but I was still a little scared to do my vigorous cardio with them hurting like that. Instead I took it easy on them, iced and watched the 1st season of The biggest Loser on Hulu. (I am a late bloomer and did not start watching it until season 12)
I noticed that while I was resting my body, I also experienced an onset of lethargy. For the 1st time in over a month I felt Blah, and I didn't like it. I recognized it and that is a good thing, right? So I made a back up plan. Taking from my Biggest Loser experience, I found a Youtube channel (Fitness Blender) that had a low impact cardio chair workout that looks perfect for those days that an injury keeps me from working out as hard as I usually do. I think having that kind of backup plan will keep me on track, alleviate the guilt of not working out and keep that lethargy from setting in and sabotaging all my hard work.
=) Just thought I would share that with you guys in Sparkland! It is just one more thing we can do to stick to our goals and keep us from making excuses to ourselves about why we "CAN'T" workout.