Thursday, September 30, 2010

Positive steps



Aside from an attack of killer DOMS (sounds like a B-grade movie), I'm feeling extremely good this week. No surprise there - positive actions usually do breed positive feelings. But it's the familiar feeling of moving my body with a purpose that I'm loving. And the endorphins afterwards. And the mental focus that comes with having a plan, I suppose. I've been cheerful and optimistic, which is a nice change from the past few weeks of grumpiness and apathy.

In fact, the only downside is the DOMS. And the disturbed sleep, thanks to the DOMS, which causes extreme pain every time I turn over. Also? It would be nice to be able to walk downstairs.

Today's workout was my favourite kind (not!) - moderate cardio. I trained upper body yesterday so that was out. And my legs and abs are so painful, there really wasn't any other option. So 40 minutes on treadmill and elliptical it was, followed by a good stretching session.

I'm pulling out a couple of extra tools to help myself along. My first step (little pun there) will be to rummage around on the weekend and find one of my numerous pedometers, preferably with a working battery. Getting up off my butt and walking around more can only be a good thing, and I figure some extra accountability in the form of tracking my steps can't hurt.

Onward and upward!

2 comments:

LizN said...

Good thinking sister. I strapped mine on yesterday. It saw me galloping around outside at 9.30pm as I was 600 short of the magic 10000 :)

Kek said...

Yep, I remember the last time I joined in a corporate challenge, I was determined to get those 10,000 steps every damn day.

Now, if I can just remember where I put my collection of pedometers...

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