So, the past few days, I have been dreaming of doing this:
Instead, I have been doing this:
Let me just say that pneumonia sucks!!! You know when you haven’t worked out for a little while (for me it has been a little more than a week since I have pushed myself) and you start to imagine that you are getting flabby and your muscles are atrophying? Yeah, that is soooooo happening to me! Things are starting to appear to jiggle. Of course, they probably aren’t, but I’m starting to go crazy after being chained to the couch and my bed for the past 6 days. I’m trying to be patient (gritting my teeth).
BUT… all the resting has been paying off. I don’t look like a dead person anymore, and some of the color is starting to return to my face. And after following doctor’s orders for the past few days and eating right, I had enough energy to do a 30 minute weight lifting routine in my living room. Of course, I was out of breath after doing 12 reps of lunges on each leg with 10 lb weights in each hand (I’m a wuss right now), and I had to take a nap after that, but I LOVED every minute of it!
I might go for a run/walk tomorrow. I don’t know about that yet. We will see how I feel. I don’t want to push it too soon especially with my lungs! Geez, it is hard to believe I ran 16 miles with no problems less than two weeks ago!
The good thing about being sick and not working out (at least for me) is that I get to catch up on my magazine reading. I don’t like reading while I work out so this was perfect. This past weekend, one of my dear friends brought over a get well package with lots of magazines in it. I hadn’t read Oxygen in a while. I’m the cardio queen, remember? One of my pet peeves about the magazine is that they have an ad for diet pills every other page, but I picked it out of the pile and started reading out of desperation to live (work out) through this magazine. This month’s was actually really good (well, aside from photos of a few very manly muscular women) , and it got me excited about a new weight lifting and abs routine that I’m starting next week. Most of the women in the magazine look so beautiful to me. I had sort of that body at the end of my last triathlon, but I definitely don’t have it now. I have fallen into the runners’ trap of avoiding weight lifting. I LOVE my bosu routine that I had going on, but one time a week isn’t enough even when I’m combining it with yoga. I love taking yoga at a studio, and I have sort of lost the fire for the one at my gym who basically teaches the same class every single time I go (Fridays are the same as every Friday, Mondays are the same as every Monday). The main thing is: I want a change! Every enthusiastic weight lifter will tell you to change it up, and I have been doing the same thing for a while now. I just hate change! I’m a creature of habit, but I know change is good, so I’m just going to go with it. I need to build more muscle mass to help my running as well!! Runners forget about this that weight lifting will help with speed! I will be starting it next week, and I will post what it actually is next week.
Now, here is what I’m worried about right now: I don’t know what to wear to London this weekend!!! I have plenty of pashminas, so I’m not worried about that. The thing is, I just finished folding a bunch of laundry and realized that it was made up entirely of sports bras, socks, workout clothes, and loungewear. I haven’t worn anything but a hoodie, workout apparel, or jeans with my keens, running shoes, or cycling shoes for a good month. I have some pieces in my closet that I can wear, but I’m nervous!! I’m mostly worried about what to wear to Phantom of the Opera! Ahhhhhhhh! I haven’t been to any theatrical event since 4 years ago. When I was in college, I used to go all the time, and now I feel out of the loop with what to wear.
So, what should I wear? I’m going shopping with one of my friends tomorrow, but I need a plan!!! Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!