Two days in a row of going to the gym before work! Who is this person? Actually, I’m still me, I’ve just been hiding for a while. Best reason for going before work is the lack of people. Yesterday there were three others there, and today I shared the gym with one other person. I was super sore last night/this morning, so today I stuck with cardio. I’m easing back into weights/strength training. It’s no secret that I can get bored easily, so today I switched things up. 15 minutes on the bike, 10 minutes on the elliptical, and 10 minutes on the treadmill. Then I was a good girl and actually stretched for 5 or so minutes before showering. So far, I’m pleased that I’ve been two days in a row. I’ve never hid that fact that workouts/going to the gym come easy for me or are second nature, so all the days are victories.
So, the immediate effect that I have encountered since being active is my need for all the water. Typically, if I’m doing nothing, I’m lucky if I drink 30 oz of water a day (bad, I know). Yesterday it was a little better, and I got about 55 oz in. But today I’ve been so thirsty. By the time I got to work, I had already drank 48 oz (24 at the gym, and 24 on my way to work). I’m at about 75 now (at 1:30 pm). My bladder is going to explode. I have to go to the bathroom about every hour and a half today. At least I’m getting up from my desk more often though!!