Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Getting Back in the Groove...
With just a few missed workouts each week for the past 3 weeks, I've lost what it took months to build. Doesn't that just stink?!?!
So, I was in the gym tonight. I didn't want to be. My left knee still hurts a good bit. It was a long day. I could give about a hundred excuses. But none of them was good enough. I need to get back into the groove.
Once you begin working out, it doesn't take long to start seeing the changes in yourself. Your endurance is better. Your weight drops (usually). Your cardio fitness improves rapidly. There's much less heavy breathing after a few really good workouts. Your body craves fitness...and when you work toward it, it responds. Generally, very quickly.
But even more quickly, it responds to a change in your routine. Because of taking on a part-time job and because of a great deal of knee pain, I've dropped down to 3 times a week in the gym instead of 5 for the past few weeks. And Angie (the PT...not me!) saw it in my muscle tone. Honestly, I could have told you, too. It's part of why my knees have been hurting so much. My quads and hamstrings, which I count on being strong because my knees aren't, have not been worked out as rigorously as they need to be...and they're losing their muscle tone that quickly.
What's a girl to do but get her butt...and her thighs...and her calves...and her arms...and the rest of her...back to the gym?!?!
It's time for Stella to get her groove back! Who's coming with me?!?!