Hey friends! Thank you so much for the fashion votes. I think my fuchsia shoes are in. The bonus is that they are pretty tall, which means I'll tower over the world at something over 5'4". Score! I almost regretted posting the picture thinking I would get some negative comments, but your sweet faces didn't let that happen!
Moving on! Today when my hubby picked me up from my train ride, he thought that he had arrived too early and that I would be coming on the next train. He saw the first crowd of people step out of the station (those who have the sharpest elbows), next came the second wave of passengers, walking at a moderate pace and scooting out towards their respective cars. Finally, came the stragglers, including senior citizens, those too busy playing with their cell phones, and the other gentle souls who couldn't elbow their way out of the train. Guess who came hobbling out next? ME! I'm usually a fast walker and appear somewhere between the first and second wave of commuters, so when hubby saw me standing on the escalator and cruising down, he laughed.
Remember when I said I lifted shoulders, abs, and legs on Sunday? Guess what hurt today the second I hopped out of my bed? My shoulders, abs, and legs! It hurts to walk up and down stairs and forget getting up and down from my chair at work! Lifting my arms over my head? No thanks! Oh, and please don't make me laugh because it hurts! We were on our way to the gym tonight and after a few laughs, he asked, 'What exactly will you be doing at the gym?!?'
Ah- well this brings me to my long-winded point. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is perfectly normal. From time to time, it means that I didn't cruise through a workout and worked hard, so I'm a little sore the next day. Most of the soreness described above is just more of my drama, so I felt a little movement would be best to get the blood flowing and make the soreness go away. My movement consisted of 30 minutes on the regular bike and 15 minutes on the recumbent bike. Nope, I did not go crazy and sweat up a storm, but the movement and the stretching after did wonders for my tin man legs!
Any other time, I would have gone home and not done anything, but as I have learned, working out is not about all or nothing. It's about pushing yourself, but also taking care of your body. These are all great lessons to keep in mind as I pay my annual membership fee tonight for another year of fitness lovin' for my body.
So you thought I would leave you with no food tonight? No way! I had my own personal salad bar salad:
Papa Namaste's sauce for dressing! I dressed it with sweet chili sauce and it was spicy, tasty goodness!
Have you learned any lessons from working out? Mine are:
1. You don't know you can't do it until you tried and proved it. Most likely you CAN do it- so give the new class, machine, interval workout a try!
2. A rest day or two are worth it. You'll be back with more energy next time!
3. If you can comfortably read a novel or talk with a friend on your cell phone (seen it), try taking it up a notch because you can probably work a little harder
4. Something is better than nothing. If it sucks after 10 minutes, go home!
Tell me your tips!