I can't believe how much strength I've lost missing eight Body Pump classes (two weeks away from the gym), and I feel super useless. Some of the problems might come from being sick--I have some sort of a cold that I can't shake, but overall I am feeling very wussy. Normally I am the one with the heaviest bar during our 6 minutes of squats (35lbs on each side of the bar--even more than any guy in class), but I came back and wanted to take it easy so I could still walk, and doing just 20lbs on each side makes me want to die.
The good thing about this though is that I want to work hard to get back to where I was and even more! It is a super-power trip to be strong, and I want to continue to get stronger.
The weather blows today. I think winter is officially here in the NW, and luckily I took advantage of the day yesterday and went for a nearly three-mile walk. It felt really good and it is something I want to get back in to--even if it isn't jogging/running, at least I am off my ass and moving. Only attending Body Pump classes with an occasional Zumba class thrown in isn't cutting it. Especially considering how I have been fueling my body.
That topic is for another day.