Thursday, June 26, 2008

Now I can say I work out!

Going to the gym last night was very encouraging. I was nervous at first, like I always am when I first start working out again. I always feel like an idiot because I don't know where anything is, so I end up wandering around like a lost child trying to figure out where the machines are that I need. And then I feel like everyone is staring at me. The gym is great though. It is brand new, with brand new everything. I did a 13-minute cardio work out on the elliptical trainer. I think that is the first time I have ever done it successfully. I don't know why I had such a hard time with it before. ??? I know 13 minutes isn't much, but it was all I could handle on my first day. I plan on going longer tonight, but not starting with as much gusto as I did yesterday. Lol! After cardio, I began my meander through the machines. Once I found the equipment I needed, that was a slow process in itself. I had to figure out how much weight I needed on each one and then I had to do it again when I went back for my second reps!

I think the most rewarding workout last night was my back and neck exercises. My chiropractor gave me a series of exercises with light weights that I am supposed to be doing 3 times a week to strengthen my neck and upper back. Yaaaa, that stopped after about three weeks. I know that is so bad. I mean, it's my health we're talking about here. I am so excited to get back on track with that.

At the end of our workout, Travis and Chris tread water for 30 minutes. I wanted to join in, but didn't realize we were getting in the pool so I was without swimsuit attire. I'm ready to go tonight though!

There are some tennis courts at the gym and it looks like no one uses them. I'm hoping Travis and I can get up there occasionally on the weekends. We both have rackets because we used to play together. We haven't been in over a year though. That has got to change.

I feel okay today. Travis was asking me if I was tired, like he expected me to be a limp noodle after a workout. I don't feel sore yet. That will probably hit me tomorrow. Today I just feel weak. I attempted to go up the stairs into work and almost didn't make it to the top! It feels good though...

1 comment:

Alexa said...

So great you are working out! I ran the other day, felt GREAT. Now if my hubby will only fix the lock on my jogging stroller....