Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good Day

Although it's still mid-afternoon, I've had a good day so far. Very productive. And without having to run back to work I was able to prolong my workout at the gym. I did:

20 min eliptical
20 min stationary bike
15 min strength training (I'll increase this as I get stronger)
30 min treadmill

I didn't try jogging today because I'm a bit sore from yesterday's jog. In fact, I'm quite sore since I've returned from the gym and sat down for a bit. When I tried to get up and walk again I moved like an old lady! Yay for that!! I love that feeling. (I know, I'm a weirdo.) But in the interest of not over doing it and possibly injuring myself, I'm just going to walk on the treadmill tomorrow, I think. Unless I feel great and want to do more.

I was very happy today when I was working out. I felt much more comfortable and realized "I can really, really see myself doing this every day." There aren't any downsides! I like exercising and the feeling it gives me. I know that making a habit of going at 12:30 every day without thinking about it means I'm much more likely to go. I don't feel like I'm in a hurry to leave while I'm there so I know I will get a full workout. And with so many machines and classes available, I know I won't get bored.

In fact, my next goal is to join a class. That is going to be super hard for me because I am so shy and uncomfortable in groups. But, my goal is by March 1, I want to have joined a class. I'm thinking I'll do a Pilates class since I'm getting enough cardio and strength training on my own for the moment. Maybe when I've really built up some stamina and muscles I can do a spin class or the cardio/weight training class. But, for now, Pilates sounds like it's a good bet for me. I can certainly use the stretching!

Welp, I'm off to the library for some much-needed books and CD's.

Believe it or not, my kids love library day. See? We're all a little kooky in this house :)


  1. DOMS... delayed onset muscule soreness! Its a GREAT feeling! :D I love it to...

    I also like poking my bruises... I know. Its a good hurt! teehee

  2. WOW great workout! Chugging water is the only way I've found to keep my muscles from aching after increasing exercise...of course then I'm running to the bathroom a lot but that counts as exercise too right?