All those endorphins kind of made me feel like I had super powers. This turns out to be untrue. I showed up to the gym 30 minutes before class and milled around the pool staring at old people. Although the water doesn't even get up to six feet deep, I am still able to tread if I sit in the chair position and use shallow kicks. Turns out treading uses a lot more muscles than I remember. Half way through water aerobics, parts of me started complaining loudly about the previous days work outs, and I was reminded that not only did I add two new machines to the rotation, I also have not gone to the gym this many days in a row for a long, long time. I survived the class, but crawled to the shower. All in all, I'm glad I went but it's a good thing tomorrow is Ai Chi. There is no way my body will let me do another endurance workout tomorrow.
On another note, I went to the grocery store post work out and bought so many vegetables. Tonight we had roasted rutabaga, carrots, and asparagus served with udon noodles and sweet and sour tofu. It was so good I almost cried.
Speaking of tears, have you ever tried Oreo thins? I know they aren't healthy, but you can eat 4 of them for the same number of calories as 2 regular Oreos. This makes my heart happy. Today, in the cookie isle, the heavens opened up and fat baby cherubs sang. The thins now come in coconut and in coconut fudge dipped bites. Thank God for cookies and prescription strength ibuprofen. These are the things that make life worth living. Now, I'm going to lie down and not move for at least ten hours. Maybe I'll eat some cookies.
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