Hurt So Good

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Spider monkey?

This Indiana girl couldn’t go too long without naming a John Cougar Mellencamp song. And that’s exactly how my body feels. That awesome ache after a hard workout. I love it when God answers the little prayers in my life. It’s the divine version of a father spoiling his daughter. In this case, a fitness partner and an exercise routine that I love.

A year ago, I put on an extra 5 pounds just in time for my 40th. Happy birthday to me. Those pesky pounds clung to me like stirrup pants under a baggy shirt. This summer, I started food journaling and going to Zumba. I lost the 5 pounds. I like Zumba, but really wanted to join Crossfit. However, it’s pricey, and I couldn’t justify it.

A few weeks ago, I got reconnected with a woman I met when I first moved up here. She and I have a lot in common, and she was looking for someone to do a Crossfit-style workout with her. Sign me up please! We’ve met a couple of times and scheduled a regular time or two per week to continue. I’d love to lose about 5 more pounds, but I’ll be satisfied with a fitter me at this weight. Ski season is around the corner.
How do you like to workout?

About Gretchen E K Engel

Chemical engineer by day, spec fiction writer by night

Posted on 2013/11/18, in Reading and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I don’t like to workout. I wish I did. I have 50 to lose, not 5. 😉 But swimming is my favorite if I have to do something.

  2. I don’t like to workout either! But if my achilles tendonitis would heal, I’d walk or do something, i promise!

  3. Lisa – I love swimming, especially outside in hot weather.
    Beth – I hope you heal soon. Walking is great exercise.

  4. I hate working out, Pilates are my best chance. I love how I feel after all that stretching of my spine.

  5. Pilates are great! Stretching does feel so good!

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