Sunday, February 6, 2011
Turning a Corner
If you've ever been really fit, and then let it lapse (for way longer than you meant to!) and then regained that fitness, you know what the title of this post is about. There's a point in your training that you know you're on your way back. You just feel it - your clothes fit differently and your muscles have a different tone and you even move differently.
I've reached that point this week. Now, I'm not going to tell you that I consider myself "fit" right now - I still have a ways to go before I'll be satisfied. But I've turned a corner, and fit is just down the block! I can see it! I know I can get there from here! Up to now I wasn't so sure - I was beginning to think that letting my fitness go for anesthesia school had been a grave mistake, because it has been much more difficult to regain this time. If you're over 40, think very carefully before you put your fitness on a back burner! The rebound at this age is not much fun.
If you've let your fitness lapse and you despair of ever regaining it, hang in there and keep training. If you hit a plateau, shake things up with some new moves. Do something completely different from your usual routine: find a workout buddy with a different routine, or take a spin class, or borrow a new DVD, or hire a trainer for a session or two. Most importantly, keep moving!