Thursday, January 2, 2014
Hooray for 2014 and Exercise
2014 you have no idea how excited I am that you are here. I'm excited for new adventures, lots of running with my gramin and the new me. Yes a new me as in the one who lost all of her muscle because of hospital stays, a cancer diagnosis and chemo is ready to get back to the old me. I have lifted weights since my second year of grad school. It is addicting and something I love. Unfortunately I have been out of the weight lifting realm for the past 7 months. I did a little during chemo, but because of my down weeks during chemo I wasn't able to get on a schedule. I am excited to get back to my regular exercise routine. Besides my sugar addiction, my other favorite addiction is exercise. I may not look like it, but I do love a good hour or two at the gym. Yesterday Alisha and I went on an 8 mile bike ride. It felt so good once I warmed up with 3 hats on my head. Today my butt bone is sore, but a good sore. For the first time in a year and a half I was able to swim with no attachments. I felt like a kid in the pool today swimming laps. The best thing about swimming is that I have no hair to worry about. So for the next few weeks I'm going to swim as much as I can before going to Phoenix. Hopefully there I will find a gym that has a pool. I so much enjoyed the strength training class after swimming today as well. I am excited for Tuesday for my first cycle class of 2014. I love cycle it gives you adrenaline like no other exercise. So here is to 2014 when I can get my old body back, even though I'm sure my abdomen will never be bikini worthy after all it went through in 2013.