I am happy dancing all over the place! Because… I can! I can dance; I can lunge; I can do crunches; I can do cartwheels. Okay, I probably can’t actually DO a cartwheel, but you get my point:)
Today is six weeks post-hernia surgery which means I have the all clear to do any kind of exercise. I’m not sure I’ve ever been so excited to workout! To do a plank. Or a squat. Or a single-leg dead-lift. Or a push up. Ugh, pushups. I mean – yahoo, pushups.
I’ll be honest – I don’t really like to exercise. Not while I’m doing it. But I love it when it’s over. When I’ve DONE it. I love that I exercise but not so much the exercise itself, if that makes sense. And I love that this girl who was always chosen last in gym class has become a late bloomer who works out every day. Yep, every day.
For the past four weeks those workouts have been light cardio. Starting back two weeks after surgery with a leisurely 30 minute stroll on the treadmill. And working up to at least 90 minutes a day for the past two weeks. Still nothing too strenuous, just slow walking or ellipticalling. But I am getting it done. Consistently. Day in and day out.
And now the weeks have seemingly flown by and the time has come to put down my tentative foray back to cardio and pick up some weights. Starting today with my weekly workout with my mom and our trainer. I’m mostly looking forward to it. But I’m not so much looking forward to the soreness I expect may come from my first time back in a month and a half. And it has been over two months since I could do any ab work; since mid-December. That’s a long time to go without so much as a sit up. My core is almost screaming in anticipation. And not in a good way.
So I’m off and running. (Which is just a figure of speech, but I can do that too now if I want!) Crunches – here I come!