Wow, am I out of shape. I used to put the resistance on the elliptical machine at 12-13 and do it easily for 30 minutes, barely breaking a sweat. Now, I put it on 5-6 and 10 minutes in, I'm huffing like nobody's business. And perspiring.
Today was my second workout. It was a lower-body workout (yesterday was Core.) And lunges - whoa, nellie. I used to do the length of the gym carrying 12 pound weights, and back. No weights, length of the gym once, and I thought I'd die. One of the trainers, the only one left from before the gym was sold to a new owner, recognized me and said hello. He also corrected my form on the lunges, told me to go slower and put my hands on my hips. I was very grateful for that.
Squats - I actually had to use the exercise ball to brace my back against the wall. Like a total newbie. Which, I guess I am. I'm starting all over, and all the hard work I blew off by slacking, is gone in the wind.
My fault. I need to make sure it never happens again. My new job - getting my body back in shape.
What's funny is I'm sore from the workout yesterday. And the old me would consider it lightweight. Planks - I used to be able to hold one for 2 minutes. Now, barely 15 seconds. Sad, sad, sad.
But I'm glad I went back. And my body is too.