OUCH! I woke
up feeling the aches and pains of asking my muscles
to do some work, so I went straight for some relief
and took an Advil with my orange juice. Bill and I
spent some time over the weekend shooting photos for
the fitness book we look forward to printing soon,
and I was inspired to recommit myself to the
exercises I should be doing regularly. So I did all
the body work exercises in the book and then went
for a short walk/run…now I am keenly aware of where
my weaknesses are. I’ve been struggling with sore
knees and legs when I have tried to run recently, so
I had taken time of to focus on getting rest and
doing flexibility exercises to rehab my IT band. The
soreness in the front side of my legs tells me I’ve
got some strengthening to do now.
I thought I’d get
back into the swing of things by doing “just” the
body work exercises of our fitness programs. Well,
it was a reminder of the incredible workout I can
get in my own home without weights or equipment.
Besides the soreness, I do feel so much better now.
For one thing, it’s motivating to be getting back on
track. And I have confidence that with a few more
sessions, I will be feeling stronger and healthier
every day. The other day, I had a few extra minutes
at Macy’s and some bonus discounts, so I picked up a
couple of new outfits for myself…something I never
do since I’m always buying new clothes for my kids.
I’ve been surprised at how the new clothes have
given me a little motivation too. They fit well, but
I can picture how much better I will look in them if
I tone up my tummy and thighs. It’s even helped me
say no to my afternoon mocha craving - my biggest
Summer is right
around the corner! The sun is coming out more often,
and I will enjoy a sunnier attitude if I am in
better shape each day…even if I have to suffer
through a little pain and take an occasional Advil
with my breakfast.