Stretch He Says... stretch!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

OK, well called a friend of mine who I knew had a training business going and asked if he knew anyone that I could call for some coaching to get back into a routine. "How about tomorrow?" this is what I heard on Monday afternoon. And uh, uh, what could I say? Why wait yet another day when I could get moving immediately no more excuses.

Tuesday morning I kept waking up hour after hour a little afraid I'd miss the 7 am appt. Well, I was here exactly 7 - and there he stood. David was waiting. "How about some cardio?" - well gulp. OK... then, let's get on the mat for a couple exercises - gulp! Well, I made it through that 45 minutes. The treadmill, the bike, then the mats. I felt great the rest of the day.

Now Weds am... I'm sore - very sore. When I move different directions, new pain surfaces all over. I am wondering how long I will be sore KNOWING that it's been many months since I pushed myself even at his "beginner" level. I'm at work, glance at my cell phone and then, find a text from David "how are you doing today - do some cardio"... I answer "I'm so sore". Again he comes back with another comment, "don't forget to stretch and get off your chair!"

Yes, I sit all day at a desk, talk on the phone and answer the hundreds of emails coming my way. Do i get up and stretch - no!, Do I get out and walk around - not usually. So, when I got home today, my husband found my on the bedroom floor. "What are you doing?" he asks. I'm S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G..... yes, I did it and now I feel better. Tomorrow (after a day of rest) - more cardio! And so... the cycle begins!!!! emoticon
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    way to go sounds like you and your new trainer are going to get along great. Don't find an excuse find a way woohoo way to go
    1704 days ago
    Never speak in absolute terms unless you're speaking about how happy, wonderful and amazing you are.

    Or, when speaking of absolute terms.

    The Universe

    You Are On Your Way!!!!
    1705 days ago
    I'm sooooo proud of you. Hes right in saying stretch. The warm up and cool down is SO important. Also when you stretch the following day, you actually ease those aching muscles. Good news is, it does get better. You will always "feel" muscles that have worked, but that deep gut wrenching aching eventually ends. Don't give up, cos the restart is even harder than the first start. Excellent!!!!!! Ps, I don't know how many calories you eat and whether or not you are eating cabs....but I learned the hard way that you DO NEED carbs if you are doing cardio and other hectic exercises. Good carbs though, not junk. I eat baby potatoes now and low GI bread.
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    1705 days ago
    Good for you. Keep up the good work!
    1705 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    1705 days ago
    Sounds like you are right on track! I need to get on that same track, thanks for the inspiration!
    1705 days ago
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