Back to the Gym at 5/6am after taking a solid 2 year break.... #OUCH
Well, I am happy to report that I have survived 3 days a week workouts for 2 whole weeks now and don't regret a minute of it. Every muscle in my body has had its own opportunity to throb and burn and ache in those 2 weeks. I have leaked out vats and vats of perspiration over 2 weeks time. But I find myself already feeling better mentally - more energy, feeling proud to be getting back into the groove, and looking forward to my muscles reappearing! The waking up in the morning thing is not yet the best part... I will keep working on that! I woke up REALLY wanting to return to my deep slumber in my comfy bed. But, because I signed up for the class, that meant I was responsible to attend the class. Even as I was walking out the door to get into my CAR FOR the class, I debated. But I forced myself to the car and well, there really is NO reason not to keep going now. Otherwise I just wasted energy to sit in a car. And everyone knows I don’t want to be in my car….ever… unless its below 40 degrees. So I begrudgingly got into my car and made the 2 mile trek to the gym. Even then, I looked around to see if anyone had seen me arrive.. thinking I would still have an OUT. But all in all, I made it. I am tired. I am sore. I am dreading today’s torture. But yet kind of curious to know what it might be. While I am glad that I made it to the gym today… today hurt me. A lot… Today’s workout: 5 minutes rowing, 10 minutes kickboxing (variety of moves and punches and kicks and high kicks), 10 sit ups while passing a 14# ball in air between partners, 10 planks while rolling a 14# ball between partners, repeat. 10 burpees. 10 chest presses, 10 tricep pushes, repeat. 10 burpees. TRX: 10 chest fly’s, 10 tricep pulls; repeat. 10 burpees. Core Boards: 10 one leg lunges each side; 10 seconds swim pose on the core board; repeat. 10 burpees. 10 kettlebell swings, 10 tri bell moves, repeat. 10 burpees. 25 second lower leg lifts for ab work. 25 bicycle crunches. 25 V sit ups. Repeat. Done. Dead. I spent 49 minutes within my target heart rate limits (out of a 52 minute class). I cant really turn to my left with my whole body (problem while looking for traffic while passing on the bike). I cant extend my leg all the way without little gnomes pulling my hamstrings the wrong way. My calves feel like they should resemble the HULK. (They don’t). (Yet). My shoulders feel lovely compared to yesterday. LOL.