|So happy this place isn't overly crowded.|
PS... that's my dance bag in the forefront.
I recently cleaned it out for the first time in three years. Yikes!
It wasn't in the plan. It wasn't part of my New Year's Resolutions. In fact, I haven't had a good workout in eight months because of my injury. I'd gotten into the habit of managing my weight by just not eating much at all. Sure, I lost ten pounds, but I also lost a significant amount of muscle mass and cardio vascular strength (one flight of stairs completely winded me. It was embarrassing).
But CSUS has the hugest/nicest gym I have ever seen and faculty/staff get a crazy discount. I knew I'd be a fool to pass that up, so yesterday I signed up and just went for it.
And then something odd happened...
I felt no pain- it was as if my injury didn't exist. In fact, I was sad when my time was over on the elliptical. Usually I'm counting down the minutes, but that time I looked down and, voila! I was done! Then for lunch I made a pasta dish with avocados, spinach, and broccoli and didn't even miss the meat. Or the butter. Weird.
I also bought sports bras. Hold on.... I spent thirty dollars on sports bras. I haven't bought a sports bra in five years and was horrified at how expensive they were. But I put them in my basket without further hesitation because I was that excited about going back to the gym and getting my butt in gear and I wanted new clothes to celebrate that.
So. This is it. I'm getting ready for bathing suit season. My heart is getting healthier. I'm trying to take better care of my body because it's the only one I have.
Okay, for real though... I really want to look good in a bathing suit and I'm happy to do it the healthy way for once.
What's your exercise regime right now?
Just to clarify, dancers need to workout, especially cardio. Dancing isn't enough because it's an anaerobic exercise. In fact, when I danced with Repertory Dance Theatre, we did crazy circuit training where I thought I was either going to die or kill the instructor. Luckily, we both survived. Barely.