First time back since July!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

On Monday, I decided to head back to the gym for the first time in months. I managed to hop on an Arc trainer and do the interval program for thirty minutes. This managed to confirm that I am desperately out of shape. :) After the first two minutes, I was ready to hop back off, head home, and curl up under a blanket on my couch. BUT...I pushed on, and I finished the whole thirty minutes.

Then I got the brilliant idea that I should work on my abs. So I went to the stretching area, grabbed a BOSU ball and found a spot. I ended up doing 3 sets of 30 crunches and 30 side bends (on the BOSU) for both sides. That equals 270 crunches all together! WHAT WAS I THINKING? Yesterday I could not get up from a lying position because I would have to use my abdominal muscles for leverage. It hurt so bad! LOL

I didn't forget about stretching. I ended up stretching for about ten minutes, and realized that I do still have some flexibility. That made me happy.

What was interesting was the fact that going back to the gym wasn't has hard, or as scary, as I thought it was going to be. I walked in, and everyone remembered me, which was a great feeling! And after my workout, I felt like I had accomplished something.

I didn't go on Tuesday because I worked from 12 - 10 and I was just exhausted. But, I teach at the College, so I am unable to sit down at all during class. I'm constantly walking around and moving while I teach. A couple years ago, I actually had a student make the remark that he was surprised I wasn't super skinny because I am always moving and "full of energy". What he didn't know, was that after I teach I pretty much collapse on my couch because I have absolutely no energy left. I want to have energy to last the entire class, and afterwards as well.

I think I will go to the gym again today, after I finish tutoring. I will be fairly close anyway, so I might as well pop over and get in a good workout - maybe work on my biceps and triceps. I need to get my arms looking nice since I will be in at least one wedding, wearing a halter dress.

I'm still contemplating doing a detox, but I'm a little nervous, and not sure which one I should do. Any suggestions? Have a fantastic day - and try to get some will make you feel emoticon
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