My alarm went off at 5.15am this morning and I reached out to stretch my arms above my head.
But… I couldn’t. They hurt.
I got out of bed, which is quite difficult when you are trying to shift your body using just your torso, and… GOOD GOD.
My legs. My poor legs.
What have I done?
*Pls note this all played out in dark silence as my annoyingly deep sleeping boyfriend remained in bed, blissfully unaware of how ungracefully I hobbled out of the room*
You see, I didn’t really set myself a proper New Year’s resolution but I did make a goal to maintain the amount of exercise I was already doing prior to Christmas, New Year’s and that weird time in between where nothing makes sense and everyday feels like Sunday.
For about four weeks over the holiday period I was away; exploring places I had wanted to visit since I was a child, catching up with friends and family, eating a shit tonne of real fruit ice cream and just generally doing things more important to me than going to the gym.
I returned to everyday life this week and though this meant less ice cream and more 5.15am starts, I was looking forward to getting back to a regular routine.
That included going to the gym after work.
Which brings me… here. To sitting down, typing this, a little bit scared that I will need to get up soon for a meeting because, remember, MY LEGS.
Yeah, I am a victim to the classic ‘too hard, too fast’ New Year’s resolution fail.
I jumped straight into it, foolishly thinking I could pick up where I left off and now my muscles are tight, sore and definitely about to enjoy an afternoon (or three) on the couch instead of another gym sesh.