After my 4 mile walk and workout yesterday, I started to feel it last night. This morning was no different. I crawled out of bed at 6:30 and felt it clear to my feet. I got dressed in sweats and got the kids up and out the door. 9AM hit and I thought "they aren't going today, I guess" and not 10 sec. later - I heard my WG's outside the door and they knocked. I hadn't gotten my shoes on but they were nice enough to wait for me. We were out the door and on our way. We started out and after the 1st mile I thought I was going to DIE! I could feel it in my butt and thighs but the reason I go with peeps is because you can't give up. The encouragement we give each other is priceless! I made it 3 1/2 miles when they dropped off at their homes (they had gone 4 miles by coming to me) and so I was left to finish the last 1/2 mile alone. I couldn't give up - I had to get home. I couldn't give up - I started and just had to finish. I couldn't give up - I wouldn't let myself. I walked in the door to find the heater blowing (it's been a bit chilly here lately, even during the day) and immediately shed my sweatshirt and got to work on my workout. I do BodyFlex (thanks Laurie! LOVE IT!) and it takes about 15-20 min. It is a great yoga-type workout with stretching, tummy tightening and diaphragmic breathing. (sidenote: I find it helps with my breath control in singing too.) I did my butt lifts and holds (taught to me by my ballet teacher LONG ago) and collapsed on the floor. I marked my progress (yes, I keep a weekly record - it keeps me motivated) and had a big glass of water! I had a ck'n ceasar salad with lil' bit of dressing and some tomatoes and a yogurt. I am soooo sore and can barely walk without aches but have a few chores to get done before the kids get home and I have to start teaching.
I'm doing it! 1 1/2 weeks down!!