Now that I am back on the right track with eating and exercising, I am often discovering sore muscle groups.
The other day I was rubbing my sore abs when I came up with a really cool idea of how our bodies should work: muscles should glow different colors depending on how hard they had been exercised. Talk about encouragement to work out harder! How cool would that be?
DH2U seemed unimpressed, but I would be all over that option! There would be a reward for every workout. Since it’s still early days in my strength training routine, I’m not getting enough feedback yet from my body to show that it is working and therefore encourage me to keep going. Fortunately, I’m stubborn and want this, so I will continue.
Of course, I’m not 20 any more and have to be very careful to not aggravate my always looming tendinitis. That sounds so old! Don’t laugh or I’ll have to shuffle over and hit you with my cane …. if I could raise my arms over my head because they are sore right now!
Little victories are what make Tammy’s world go round. It’s those tiny signs that let me know that what I’m doing is heading me in the right direction: The scale finally budging; clothes fitting better; the hilly walk seeming much easier; and of course the sore muscles.
I have a habit of doing this: getting into pretty good shape during the winter when I’m wearing bulky sweaters (yes we do wear cold weather clothing in Southern California, when it’s a bone chilling 50 degrees!). Then life normally intervenes and habits fade away before shorts come out. Hopefully this year will break the mold and be able to maintain this … at least long enough for me to be able to have a noticeable difference in the amount of muscle tone!
What do you think of my glowing muscle idea? or How do you keep going in a new routine when you aren’t yet seeing results?