This week, I'm feeling so encouraged and focused! Monday and Tuesday I went straight to the gym after work, and did the bikini workout, using the Tabata Pro App and background music to inspire. I noticed I sson build up a sweat and get the circulation going - it's the burpees that do it! Tuesday, I noticed...my inner groin (probably due to tight adductors) felt sore...possibly also due to the more intense exercise - let's be honest, my body's not used to it!
Yesterday was my birthday..and a much needed Spa day enabled me to rest my body - and mind.
One thing worth a mention...for the first time in ages I've been pursued by a male! One of the gym instructors 'chatted me up' during my induction...fairly casual approach, and I thought nothing of it - even when he did hand me his card and number at the end of the session. On Monday's visit to the gym, I saw him again, and he enquired about how I was getting on...at the end of my session, he again handed me his card and number. I thought, oh, ok maybe he is being genuine. I still didn't feel inspired to call him - not really sure if it's the kind of thing he does to most new single female members!
Tonight, I worked out in the badminton court area - as I prefer the privacy. I felt the need to ease off during the lunges and squats. My inner groin felt sore, a sharp pain. I completed the workout, stretched for another 15 minutes, opening the hips, glutes and hammies. I also used the foam roll to trigger point my sore quads.....ooooooww and breathe......breathe........breathe....... :-)
I saw Mr Gym Instructor again, he enquired about my birthday as he asked whether I'd be in again - and this time, he asked for MY mobile, in his words "cos you're not going to call me". ;-) 10 out of 10 for persistance! A coffee with a man who's clearly persistent is a good idea, and I'm merrily going with the flow on that front.
Back to my body....tonight's Physio session with Pete..was SO encouraging. Just by sight, Pete immediately saw a change in my body! During the stretch, the hip flexors were more open, and I my body was much more flexible. Yaay! My glutes engaging are working and my tummy is flatter. The glutes massage however still hurt, but considering he'd gone in 100% (in the past 50% - his words), it was not as much. I'm learning so much more about the body - the need to build strength, flexibility and core stability over time. I have a few more stretches to work on, and with a band too to open up the shoulders. It's clever stuff this Physio.
Ultimately, this programme is about my re-educating, reconnecting with my body - for the long term- so much so I'm feeling good in myself and happier all round.
Signing out for now!