I did it.
I showed up.
Miraculously my key still worked.
After six months of not using it.
The familiar sounds of people grunting and wincing with pain could be heard.
Okay, maybe that was just me.
The point is I did it.
I went back to the gym last night.
My head held low and my self esteem in my back pocket.
I started with a brief walk on the treadmill to get my heart rate up.
That took all of 52 seconds.
I knew I was in trouble.
Moving right along.
I made my way to the free weights.
I worked on my lower body.
My trouble spots.
Hips, thighs, knees, and ankles.
My knees and ankles are really fine, but I wanted to see instant results.
You didn't think that was going to happen with my thighs did you?
I thought I could pick up where I left off six months ago.
So I adjusted the weights as I had before.
I ended my workout with 25 minutes on the elliptical.
I am not kidding you when I say that I had to relearn how to WALK this morning.
I hope the old saying is still true: No pain, no gain.
I am definitely feeling the pain.
But it was invigorating and I felt an enormous sense of accomplishment.
Who am I kidding?
It hurt like hell and I sweated my hinney off!
But the motivation is there.
My 20th class reunion.
Need I say more?
And the inspiration was there too.
Jen, of Daily Mish Mash issued a challenge.
I may not be looking so great by November, but look out 2009!
I will be looking fine.
Anyone else want to join me in my quest for smaller thighs and a leaner backside?
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