Sunday, October 30, 2011

I'm Back!

October 30, 2011.

I'm back. I went to the gym this morning with my hubby and I worked out for over an hour. I did not, however, complete my leg and ab day. It takes me 1.5 hours to do it and I tried, I really tried, but it seems that 3 weeks away from the gym and a lingering cold drained me of my motivation. I recognize that my lack of attendance at the gym made my workout that much harder for me today as I was not willing to drop my weights, my times, my levels, or my repetitions. Even with some overly smiley prodding and strict words of encouragement from Chris couldn't get me to peel myself off my mat and do my last section of my workout (I was so close to finishing it in full).

I am happy to tack the remaining part of my workout onto my Tuesday program when I do arm day and that will make me just as happy. The gym really sucked today. I found it hard. I've lost some of my strength and my abs did not want to contract the same way they did before. But, I was still happy to have gone and it was nice to be back. Tuesday will be better. Past experience dictates that.

And, I'm excited about doing my yoga photos (even with my worst haircut ever that I just got on Friday). For now, I challenge you to try the "sun salutation" three times through. This was part of a warm-up I used to do for an indigenous contemporary dance class I took in university (yes this is actually a credit on my transcript).


  1. I wonder if we went to the same place as I believe I received my worst hair cut ever on Friday. LT

  2. Hi Amber! 1 1/2 hours for legs and abs--that seems too long! I'm in very good shape and I never do legs and abs for that long. You might be doing worse at the gym by doing too much. And remember--you're never going to enjoy the gym if it's torture to you.

    :-) Marion

  3. Hi Marion - my leg and ab day is a workout given to me by my trainer. It takes 1.5 hours for me because I still need to rest between some things and can't go straight through. You can read about my workout on Sept. 30th called Lower Body Day. Take a look and tell me what you think (too much?) The time includes a 10-15 minute stretch out too as I'm working on flexibility.


  4. Sometimes, getting back into the swing of things (like getting back into the gym after a hiatus!) is the harder part. Congrats on that alone!

    I've been super sick myself (fevers and the whole works. blech.) and I know how tough it can be to stay on track with health goals after an illness. You're awesome!