I consider myself to be in fairly good shape. I run, walk, weight train, eat healthy (usually), and I would consider myself a pretty active middle-aged adult. That being said, I’ve been amazed at how sore I’ve been from my 60+ minutes of P90X every day. Now I know I’m using different muscles in new and different ways, but I never expected to be so sore that I couldn’t move with out groaning like a really, really old person. Again… this is after a measly hour and a half work out.
So, I was watching The Biggest Loser, the other night, and I started wondering why none of these contestants complain about the muscle pain. I mean, we see them working out to the point of exhaustion and quite frequently nausea, but I’ve never heard any of them complain that it hurts to laugh, or move, or even just to take a breath. Am I just wimpy, wimpy wimpy? Or is this just really good editing?
While I have always been an active person, I wouldn’t call myself an athlete. No…far from it! I was a dancer, a gymnast, a cheerleader, a step aerobics addict, and a late-blooming runner. But an athlete…no! I don’t resemble an athlete at all! I don’t have six pack abs…not ever! My arms aren’t chiseled like an athletes. They’re just regular arms, complete with that little wave jiggle. You know what I am talking about, don’t you?
High Def Arms
Well, through the triathon training, I have realized that I am becoming more and more athletic. Not in the muscle department…no, I still don’t have six pack abs or high def arms…but I did make a MAJOR change! I chopped off my hair! I know! Shocking! But I LOVE IT! It is SO EASY! I don’t have to worry about showering and styling my hair before I work out! Now I just jump out of bed, fix any bed head problems with a little spritz of H2O and I’m off! Why didn’t anyone tell me it was this easy? I’m beginning to understand why most guys wear their hair short! And the word LAZY is popping into my mind! Boys…love you, mean it! But you have to admit that laziness has a little bit to do with it, right?
Girls… take a lesson from the guys! Go short! You will not regret it!