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Getting back in the swing!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I must confess, after two weeks of barely moving my body I was starting to wonder whether I had just run out of steam and was simply not pushing myself hard enough.

Well, three days back in the swing of things and no, I was not faking it. I simply couldn't do it. The difference is incredible. Last week I tried to take a brisk walk and just barely broke 3 mph. Last night I jogged for 4 minutes straight and then continued at 3.6 mph for another 15 minutes (and then was interrupted). Okay, that's not going to get me to a 5K anytime soon, but I don't run! Last week I tried to do the 10 minute cardio kickboxing workout and had to stop halfway through. Tonight I did the cardio kickboxing followed by the Bollywood dance routine and then looked for a strength training video.

Again, not hard core exercise, I understand. But the feeling of being able to work myself into a sweat and still be able to breathe! And move! I guess it's a good thing to get sick once in a while because I appreciate my body so much more when it's healthy again. Thank Gd it's only once in a very long while.

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    It's amazing how quickly our bodies adapt and get stronger. Keep up the good work!!
    1823 days ago
    So glad you are feeling better. I know exactly what you are talking about. This is my 4th time being sick since November or December (can't remember). Kids bringing crud home, co-workers sick at work, who knows where it came from. I have barely worked out this entire winter. I hope to really be healthy and get back into things soon. Next week is Spring Break here in Southern Utah. I want to get up in the mountains and get some hiking in. I need my lungs for that. (lol)
    1824 days ago
    Oh it's amazing what bodies can do when we feel well! Glad you are feeling better and getting back in the swing of things.
    1824 days ago
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