I was pretty sore for days after Saturday’s workout. I hadn’t really lifted weights or done a full-body workout in about a month. Because of not having a gym at the time and the pouring rain, I was relegated to doing my old full-body workout at home. The problem? I always assume that my abilities haven’t changed.
As I was bemoaning being sore on Sunday night Michael told me it was my own fault. He reminded me that I hadn’t lifted weights in a month and that going hard-core as if I hadn’t taken a month off was going to cause me problems. Duh. So I was pretty sore and feeling kind of crappy. I had a little flare up of my Costochondritis this week which made me feel worse. I need to remind myself to take it easy when returning to a workout program after a break. I kept that in mind on Wednesday.
I let out a big sigh of relief for the sake of returning to my normal routine. On Wednesday after work I went to the gym. Gym! YAY! A place of my own. A place I can go to continue my success.
I went to a new gym that I now have access to. It was kind of exciting to go somewhere new yet familiar. It started off on the right foot when I got parking spot right in front and the place wasn’t crowded when I got there.
I ran on the treadmill for 3.51 miles. I felt pretty good, even though both knees had been pretty achy all day. I went to the weight section of the gym and the machines were a lot different than my normal gym.
It felt great to be back at the gym! I’m looking forward to easing back into weight lifting. I hope that I can start seeing some changes again. Maybe a month off was a good thing to jump-start those changes.
I was famished! I haven’t been that hungry in a long time. Michael and I made Mexican salads with chicken for dinner.
Lettuce, tomatoes from the garden, my green pepper, a little bit of shredded cheese, red onions, cilantro and broccoli. I have to admit–I’ve become a total veggie snob. After being spoiled all summer long with yummy stuff from my garden, eating lettuce from a grocery store is gross. The head of lettuce we had was wilted and kinda slimy after I washed it. Boo. I miss my lettuce.
Michael made guacamole. I added a spoonful of sour cream to it to make it a little creamier. I also added some cilantro, chopped red onion, chopping jalapenos and some tomatoes. It was tasty but I think the tomatoes made the guacamole sweet.
With Fall approaching I’ve been stockpiling recipes that sounds good. I don’t know why but I’d much rather try new recipes and cooking challenging things in the winter time. Maybe I’m just too busy in the summer.
QUESTION: Do you ease back into things or go hard-core (and regret it later)?