Happy 2012, everyone!
In celebration of the new year yesterday, I decided to try one of the 30-minute workouts in my Nike Training Club app that I blogged about before. In the past, I had only done the 15-minute ab workout, which was fairly difficult, but I made it through. I decided to do one of the 30-minute “Get Lean” workouts at the Beginner level.
And then I destroyed my body.
I’m sorry, BEGINNER??? How about YOU’RE ACTUALLY PLANNING TO KILL ME LEVEL??? OK, it wasn’t that bad. But there were a lot of lunges. And I am really out of shape. When I went to stand up after the work out, it felt as though my butt might actually fall off. I was upstairs at the gym, and walking down the flight of stairs to the main level was rough times. But I came home, did some stretching, and by the time I went to bed I was feeling alright.
And then I woke up this morning. I think that I laid in bed for about 40 minutes, just dreading the actual act of standing up. When I did, I immediately wished I had stayed in bed. My legs. just. hurt. ugh. I was so very tempted to skip the gym today, but my mom inspired me to go. I walked about a mile and a half, did the arm part of the weight circuit, and called it a day. Note to self: Nike Training Club’s Beginner level is hard. Proceed with caution.
On a more wonderful note, my dear mother helped me buy these to celebrate the new year as well!
Yay new “running” shoes! Yes, “running” is in “quotes” because I don’t really “run”. At least, not yet. My extensive experience with running includes being on a walk, deciding to run for about a minute, and then feeling as though my heart might explode out of my face, as I pass out from lack of oxygen. However, since losing almost 20 pounds and spending some serious time at the gym, it’s getting a little less daunting. Walter is a runner, and he has offered many times to help me get started, so I think it might be time.
Plus, these shoes rule. They are the “Gel-Cumulus” from Asics. And they are so rightly named – it feels like you’re walking on a cloud. I broke them in at the gym today, and it was magical. It’s like there are little cloud people hugging my feet. And I don’t care how weird that is.