So while I'm staying off my leg and not running, because my leg is still hurting and I don't think things are great with it, but whatever, that's okay, I'm still trying to work out and stay strong in different ways. Part of why I'm doing this instead of just full on slobbing out and never exercising even though I have an injury excuse is that I just like to work out and feel healthy. Another part is that my metabolism has gone from high-speed in my late 20s to non-existant in my early 30s and even one week off without working out in some form makes me gain 10 pounds.
So I've been doing yoga, spinning classes at Balance, and a particularly painful morning weight class called "Chisel." Basically you carry around kettle balls and lift them a lot and do a million squats and ow. I was talking about this class with Arlene who also does it on occasion and she revealed the final truth about why I continue to exercise even though I have an excuse to stop:
me: any interest in chisel on monday?
i went on wednesday and wanted to puke
at one point she was like "oh this is how you do this" and i told her i understood how to do it and i was just tired
i lucked out a bit when i last when bc i can't jump on my leg
so i'm spared all the toe hops and squat jumps and what not
Arlene: yeah that's killer
but it's good, i read that squats are the best exercise you can do for yourself because when you get old it gets harder and harder to get out of your chair
so i'm glad she makes us do them, even though i can't do many