In other news...
Last week I kick started my new goals and took myself to the gym for the first time post-injury. I have to admit: I had some serious reservations! The 'what-if's set in and I was a neurotic mess for the thirty minutes before my workout. "What if you're not fit enough? What if you can't do it anymore? What if your muscles have atrophied and you're turning into a chicken nugget loving zombie?" However, once I hit that gym...
Total. Sweat. Fest!
And it felt so damned good that I couldn't stop smiling like a lunatic... I jumped on the spin bike and really dug in for 20 minutes- rotating standing and sitting, worked it out on the elliptical, and spent twenty five minutes enjoying EVERY minute of weight lifting. It felt awesome. I felt strong, accomplished, and BACK!
My knee held up just fine for the workout, however it was sore Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Much to my dismay, I followed my doctor's directions and stayed out of the gym and rested it. I did walk a lot though and watched my eating. (Watched it go on my fork and into my mouth!) It's Monday today and I'm feeling much better, so tonight, granted that Cole is feeling good, I'm back in that gym... And Corey (the gym manager) better have a big mop, because I'm going to sweat all over that place! Details tomorrow!
Last night was the premiere of the Biggest Loser; did you watch? Thoughts? How did you feel about Nikki exiting stage left?
I picked up four fitness books that I'm just loving. Do you have recommendations for great fitness reads?