Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I Think I Got My Mo-Jo Back

Husband and I recently decided to re-join the gym after a pregnancy related hiatus.

He started going early in the morning with a buddy from church to lift some weights, and I really enjoy the group fitness classes.

So today I tried BodyPump. And tonight I can. not. walk. My legs are so sore that I can hardly walk down the hall, let alone down the stairs.

Have I ever mentioned that I hate have absolutely no love for lunges? If there was one exercise, EVER, that I would rather not do, its lunges. And I think we did about ten thousand of them today. At least that's what it felt like.

And then, I didn't quite feel like I got a good cardio workout, so I decided to run a mile on the treadmill before I picked up the littles. Um, also cannot stand not the biggest fan of the treadmill. Oh, the monotony of the treadmill. The sound, the pounding... But, I did it, and wow, do I feel great!

After hitting the gym, I came home to my new almost favorite lunch. Ground turkey with fat free cottage cheese and fresh salsa. I know. But I promise it tastes better than it sounds. Especially if you flavor the turkey the right way.

We had homemade sloppy joes for dinner, which are kind of a staple around here. The recipe is from an old Weight Watchers cookbook that I have, and they are super easy and really tasty.

AND, I think that I may have re-located my motivation. Largely in part to all of you, who comment here and let me know that I am not alone in this. And to those of you who have given me blog awards, they have not gone unnoticed, nor unappreciated, I promise. I will pay it forward. 

And the fact that Husband has joined me on my journey sure does help a lot too.


Weightless said...

I'm right there with you girl, I greatly dislike lunges. It's not so much that they hurt, it's that I can't find my balance and have a hard time doing them.

I love feeling sore. Odd, I know but you know when your body is sore change is happening. Good job on the treadmill, it's so much harder running the tready then the streets.

And most importantly, I'm glad your hubby is at the gym too. It really does help when you have similar goals. :)

Rachel said...

Is it odd that I'm jealous of your BodyPump? Love that class! And SET? Love that, too. I'm so impressed with your running, as well! I couldn't run if my life depended on it. Haven't done a "real" work out since I was preggers with Kaelyn and oddly enough, I miss it. Maybe it's time I do something about that...

Thanks for the inspiration!!

Kimberlynn said...

That's great!!! I started with some toning exercises this week that unfortunately included lunges too. I'm so sore tonight I'm having a hard time getting up and down in the chair. Ouch! It sounds like you're doing great.

Living a Changed Life said...

Glad that your body pump class is working! Lunges are not my favorite either. My husband says that they work and that's why I should do them.

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