Thursday, September 20, 2007

Finally!

This morning after I dropped the kids at school, I headed straight to the gym. It’s been a scarily long while since I’ve been there, what with all the upheaval that’s been happening in my life. You know, packing, moving, unpacking, getting sick….not to mention the surgery, shoulder injuries, stress, stress and more stress…. that all piled up over the past few months. There’s been very little fun happening. In fact, there’s been an awful lot of fun-sucking* going on. But that’s all over now.

I’m pulling myself up by my bootstraps and moving on. The upheaval’s over, life’s (kind of) back to normal, and I NEED to get back to my usual lifestyle. Apart from anything else, some lard-busting is really in order. So I’ve thrown together a new training program, and I’m focusing on eating well, drinking my water, taking my fish oil and glutamine - and after only a few days, I’m feeling better already. Even if I did sleep badly last night and wake up all grumpy this morning.

Anyway, the gym….today I trained chest, hamstrings and abs. I know I did good, because I had a hard time working the clutch on the drive home. Those backward lunges off a step are killers! I’m having trouble getting up from my chair, my legs don’t want to support me. That'll teach me to wag my training sessions! Tomorrow's DOMS should be a barrel of laughs.

Cardio at the moment is just walking, since the nasty virus I had last week has left me with a residual cough and really annoying asthma. But I expect to get back on the spin bike shortly, and maybe even do some running again before the end of the year. OK, I'm not promising anything on the running....

Running or not, the new and improved, happier and more positive me is going to achieve some good things over the next 3 months or so. Watch this space!


*Fun-sucking (v): The act of sucking all of the fun out of a situation.
Related forms: Fun-sucker (n): a person who indulges in fun-sucking, a party-pooper.

Origin: Modern English, from fun + suck.

6 comments:

kathrynoh said...

Isn't all that packing a workout in itself? Enjoy the pain tomorrow :D

Chris H said...

Glad you are back at the gym and heading back to 'normalicy' ... I am hanging out to get back to my gym too... just a couple more weeks should do it! Oh, and I love that saying "fun-sucking" ....

Sara said...

wooooohoooooties. *snort* I determine to never have fun-suckers in my life. I even tell myself off by saying 'Sara, you are being a fun-sucker and appear to be in a fun-sucky sort of mood, get over it'. Great word.

Kek said...

Fun-sucking is definitely not allowed! Rule #1, as I recall...

Deb said...

Good for you getting back to it! It can be tough. I think fish oil is as close as we can get to a miracle food as possible. The big picture...exercise and nutrition. You get it!

LizN said...

No fun suckers here :)

I am your hamstring DOMS twin this week :)

Hugs
liz;)

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