via – Lydia M.| AVAC’s Resident AbsoluteFIT blogger
I woke up this morning and attempted to stand … and was met with nearly audible squeaks of protest from several different muscle groups (calves, inner thigh, shoulders, that really low abdominal muscle).
“Aaagh, Marcy!” I muttered to myself, remembering her gleeful cackle as she put us through one torturous exercise after another during Core Cardio yesterday morning.
But I know it’s not Marcy’s fault I’m sore all over — that’s just proof that she’s doing her job (and loving it! a real, real lot! heh). It’s me who did this to myself: I was out of the studio for a full week, first because my sister was visiting and we needed Sister Time (e.g. eating popcorn & watching Labyrinth, strolling around Target for two hours, making chocolate chip cookies, lounging by the pool, etc.), and then because once she left, I straight-up bagged on a workout to go have brunch and mimosas with some other moms just cause the kids were back in school and we could. So, on Monday, I was rusty, but ready to return.
And this morning, there were several people in Marie’s Strength & Endurance session who were coming off of longer hiatuses (weeks, or months) — it was tough for them, to be sure, but everyone was glad to see them back, and they were so happy to be there.
Moral of the story: Breaks are pretty much inevitable, but the important thing is to come back when the break’s over.