January 7, 09- first work out for the New Year
Thursday, January 08, 2009
yesterday's work out felt GREAT! I missed working out...it's much better than laying in bed sick! I did about an 1.5 of strength training and core work. Then I finished off with a nice 1 mile of slowwwwwww jogging., I haven't run in a while and after my ST it was not pretty. Still, I got through it.
I'm very sore this morning and think it's going to get worse before better. Usually, it peaks at 24 hours after a work out, and I'm not at the 24 hour mark yet. I'm not sure what my work out today will be. Normally it's spin on Thurs. evening. But that may be a bit tougher to logistically do today. Have to think about that one.
I got in touch with my trainer. Marlene is great. I am really motivated to strengthen and tone. i know by spring I'll be logging some miles on my bike to do my next century. So during these winter months, I think strength training and toning is what i want to focus on. Besides, it will contribute to my climbs when I bike which is my weakness. Marlene will call me today and we'll see where it goes. We're going to do a fitness evaluation first to measure my progress! We didn't do this last time, and I'm excited to have this component as part of my equation. This way I can measure my progress in fitness in a manner that isn't dependent on the scale. Since, muscle weighs more than fat and that is what she is concentrating on helping me to accomplish, she says, "the scale is my worst enemy." I kind of already new this as it often sabotages my progress when I do all this work and nothing comes off. So I think the evaluation is the way to go...this will include a fat measurement. It's either this or lipo! LOL
So, I'm excited to get this going. She kicked my bootie last time, and it works. I'll be looking even better in my swim suit this year than last year. I'm looking at summer wear already! LOL I love summer!!!! I love beaches! I love pools!
let's see where things evolve to from hear....I know what I want, so now it's figuring out how to make this work! I will find a way!