Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hurts so good??

With great determination yesterday morning I started "boot camp" where there were neither boots, nor any camp. Instead there were a number of strength training exercise stations set up, which we rotated through with cardio excersises in between. A more accurate name for the gym should be "bootie kick". After an hour of exercise I was tired, and a bit sore, but as the evening wore on the soreness started to settle in. "That wasn't sooo bad" I thought, until this morning... Ugh!!! I slowly rolled out of bed, concentrating on each muscle moving. As I stumbled like a zombie out of my bedroom Abby ran up to me and wanted me to pick her up. The thought of picking her up was too painful... "Sorry honey, I can't... I hurt my arm" Away she ran... each step to the kitchen was deliberate as I felt every muscle in my legs and arms ache.
"Wow isn't this great!!" I thought "I can't wait to go again on Wednesday... so I can feel this good again!!"

I have re arranged the words to the once popular song "Hurts so good" by John Mellencamp (remember when he was John Cougar?? What was that name change all about anyway??) to try and keep me going

When I was a young girl,
I could eat the young kids ways
Now that im gettin older so much older
I long for those young girl days
Need a gym like you
Now its a gym like you
We know there are things we can do, baby
Just me and you
Come on and make it- ahh

Hurt so good
Come on baby make it hurt so good
Sometimes exercise don’t feel like it should
You make it hurt so good

You don’t have to be so excruciating
Just tryin to give myself a little bit of fun, yeah
You always look so invitin
I aint as fit as when I was young
Hey baby its you
Come on gym now its you
I feel the pain right through my bones, baby
Lets see what we can do
Come on and make it ahhh

Hurt so good
Come on baby make it hurt so good
Sometimes the gym don’t feel like it should
You make it hurt so good

Why is getting back into an exercise routine so hard?? You know in your head it will get easier, but getting past the aches and pains... is tough!!
Have you started a new exercise routine for the new year? What gets you through?


Brad said...

Hey, this is the song I should have been singing when I was snowboarding!

Christie said...

cute song. :-) good luck with boot camp.

brittany said...

i love your re-written song! and i feel your pain, i did step and yoga last night and am very sore. we can motivate each other. also my fingers are so frozen right now, i keep missing the keys. ha ha.

hsjacobus said...

I always love your poems and things. The song is cute. This is something that might help you with those aches and pains. When I was younger and went a while between horse rides I would always get crampy thighs the next day. One of my 4H leaders told me to eat a banana after a ride, especially if it had been a while since my last one. The potassium and vitamin k absorb quickly from bananas and are suppose to help with muscle soreness. It has worked wonderfully for me over the years and might work for you too. I need to be a good girl and start working out again, but I really hate to exercise. Is the walking group still going or has the weather pretty much wiped it out?